The boys were on their way to school the other morning, and one of them texted, "Mom, did you see the sun?" Thank goodness because after they had left, I'd already gotten into my "the-kids-are-at-school-mom-getting-stuff-done" mode.
It's hard to tell from the photo above just how beautiful the sunrise was that morning, but it was breathtaking. With the forest fires in nearby Utah, California and southwestern Colorado, the air was filled with particles of smoke...which is probably what caused the deep red-orange color.
Usually our air is very clear and we have little to no pollution. So even though this looks like a smoggy city, it's just Mother Nature going through one of her natural cycles of burning and replenishing.
It is a good reminder to me that things come and go in cycles, and even though things can get foggy, there can still be beauty amongst the mess. Just days later, the air is once again clear and I can see the nearby mountains. The sunrises and sunsets are still beautiful, just in a different and new way.