From a Far Country

Orange skies and clouds top layered hills

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Here’s a better pic of the Palouse sunset snapped two nights after the pink one posted as “Petals.” I used a telephoto lens for this, capturing only the orange close to the horizon.

Imagine this scene two ways:

as the prodigal son looking out of his darkness at the far hills—and home—and

as the father (Father!) watching the distant country for his child, longing for his return.

Orange skies and clouds top layered hills

“. . . while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.”

—Luke 15:20

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

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