These spectacular orchestrations of moisture and light are impromptu performances, quick and viewed only by those diligent enough, or lucky enough to catch them.
In fact, as Orion learned, a sky full of colored light can vanish as though by a magician's trick, leaving a sense of wonder with a touch of loss.
Next time the sky blazes, he may watch more intently, waiting for the disappearing that he now knows comes next.
I was, not diligent, but lucky enough to capture Orion's experience on camera.
I feel a little like an intruder, and you might too. But how often, really, do we get such a close look at a moment of learning? Orion, thank you.
Today is Halloween. It's a good day, with jack o' lanterns blazing through the house. Tonight will be for Tricks or Treats and playing in the dark.
Then tomorrow it will be gone. Just like that.
Still it leaves us full in Autumn, the season lots of us love best, with moments both bright and dark for us to wonder at.
Happy Halloween. Happy Autumn.