Recently we visited our daughter in Virginia. It is over a 500 mile trip. When we left to go down it was pouring the rain. In fact the rain was so heavy we had discussed stopping about halfway and proceeding the next day. Luckily the rain slacked off and we continued the trip. We spent almost two weeks visiting our granddaughters and it was time to come home. As we began our journey home it again was raining. I don't need to tell you that the prospect of driving in the rain for another 500 miles was forboding. It rained off and on all day so there were times when the windshield wipers were still. These images are toward the end of that journey. The shot above is near Lexington, Virginia. The rain had stopped but the fog was rising from the valleys up into the mountains. I took this about 6:00 PM.
A little over an hour later we could see the sun peeking through the clouds in front of us. It was the first time we had seen the sun all day. I stopped to take this shot. Looking ahead it was a lovely beginning to the sunset.
We weren't sure how long the sky would glow because to our right was the scene above. Storm clouds still moved ominously beside of us and behind us.
We didn't need to worry because at just after 8:00 this was the lovely color of the sunset.