In Seattle the cold nights sneak up on you. Autumn chill was in the air, and summertime had slipped out the back door without even saying goodbye. Through the tree branches, we saw flashes of unexpected color that couldn’t be anything but a space ship! Eli and I stopped what we were doing…
…and ran to investigate. We brought the camera for photo-documentation.
We live three or four blocks from a sweeping view of Puget Sound.
For fireworks, sunsets, or alien invasions, we always head straight for the crest of the hill. Ferry boats light up black water like jewels.
But that night, the jewel on the crown turned out to be a ruby, the biggest reddest moon I had ever seen.
Don’t wait for an alien invasion. Just look up.
All word and images copyright 2012 Naomi Baltuck