Sky-gazing in Iowa was a surprising feast for the senses: the clarity of the blue sky or the sculpting of the thick gray clouds, the brightness of the lush green grass, the soft breeze in the air.
And the sunsets! I saw some glorious sunsets in Buchanan County. And the clouds were constantly changing and re-arranging . . . setting off coppery blazes. Not sure a camera could do them justice–some of the sights took my breath away.
Say, do you happen to know . . . is it better to say “The sky was beautiful” or “The skies were beautiful”? I prefer skies. Sounds vast and multi-dimensional.
Regardless of whether it’s skies or sky, try to stop and take a moment to notice your sky today. Really notice. If it’s an overcast day, look for shapes in the clouds. If it’s sunny, savor the blueness of the blue.
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” —Jo Walton
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Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and non-fiction, and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. The Search won a 2012 Carol Award. The Waiting was a finalist for a 2011 Christy Award. The Choice was a finalist for a 2011 Carol Award. The Letters is a finalist for a Christian Retailing 2014 Best Award. Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life were both finalists for the ECPA Book of the Year (2010, 2011). Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, who was raised Plain in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. She travels back east a couple of times each year for research.
Be on the lookout for Suzanne’s next book, The Imposter (releases October 6)