This morning we had a strange, beautiful light effect on the horizon. Although the cloud cover was hanging like a lid over our heads, its edges unravelled just over the horizon on all sides, leaving a clear view to both the Cascade range on the eastern horizon and the Olympics in the west, all snow-capped. Mt. Rainer stood out like vision of glory. To add to the wonder, a strange pastel pink-orange light remained, like the bounce light you get around sunrise or sunset. In fact, even though the Olympics are now partly obstructed by haze now, shreds of that pink glow linger. Yes, I know it’s probably from something heinous like pollution or rogue nuclear testing or alien parasite bugs from outer space (well, maybe not) but I still found it gorgeous.