Linda Dickerson lives east of Lamar, Colorado, just past the end of Maple Street where it becomes a country road again. I don’t remember not knowing Linda. She married the guy that always did my parent’s auto-body work, until he retired. Then Paul and Darlene Lopez took over. There’s always been something exciting about knowing who would take care of your vehicles, when the event comes around and you need someone to fix a dent or something bigger. But, Linda Dickerson has always been more friend than business owner, and for that I will forever be grateful.
Occasionally, she shares these amazing photos and knows I’ll ‘lift’ a few now and then, always giving her credit, announcing where they came from and sharing my hometown, where she continues to live. These photos of Sunset July 11, 2012, are amazing, not just because of the brilliant colors of the sky, but also because of the little bits and pieces of my home town that are readily visible within the pictures.
- Power lines overhead, keeping people cool, preparing their food, and lighting their homes so they can read this blog post?
- A grain elevator standing tall over the treetops, high in the sky, darkening the landscape and providing a place for harvest to be stored.
- A coal powered power plant, the source of the lines… Or not, because it’s been shut down.
Imagine living in a world where you know the skyline, long after you’ve moved away to live elsewhere? Can you dream that you would recognize the treetops of your home town, as much as two years after you move away? I do recognize them. The amazing shadow lines, the elevation of structures along the city skyline, and the skies… Skies of home.
These are the dazzling skies of home… I remember them well.