Clouds climbing on top of each other push upward into the thinning sunlight at day's end. Without the sun's help, the vapor hordes will lose their urge to soar and shape-shift into huge lawn sprinklers.
The birds come flying in for the nightly confab at Lacassine, La, on Interstate 10. Hundreds of birds fill the trees near the I-10 exit. The birds send up a cacophony of squeaks and squawks until each has settled into its short space of limb span for the night. I was able to see Ibis, Blue Herons, Snowy Egrets, Cattle Egret, Cormorants, Roseate Spoonbills and even some shore gulls. It is an amazing site to watch the feathery festival.
This thunderhead held its head high until the sun refused to go along with his plan to light up the night. Losing the sun's heat, the cloud started shedding rain drops at nearly the same pace as the Helios' decline.
Sundown was very complicated last night. The golden last rays of sunshine were glittering in one corner of the sky. A massive rain cloud covered the opposite side. Covering the entire sky between the two was a lightly rose-brushed blanket of clouds.