Lavender-gray clouds fill the sky.
They look painted on a canvas,
with shadows and lines.
Overlays of apricot, pale turquoise, and pink
bring the bare black branches of the trees
into stark relief.
There is tremendous beauty to be found in the sky.
The sun is a pale lozenge of yellow,
and light seems to shine through layers of tulle.
The light shifts as the shadows lengthen,
and the air takes on the chill of the evening breeze
as it drifts through leafless live oaks,
still adorned with the trailing lace of spanish moss.