Except I couldn’t help but notice today the way the sunlight on the Port Hills highlighted every ridge and valley in bas relief.
I couldn’t help but see the lush green growth of the grass that showed off the lingering oranges and russets of autumn leaves.
I couldn’t avoid seeing that the clouds billowed across the sky in purple, peach, glowing white, and five shades of blue.
I couldn’t help but see the brush fires, flickering yellow, their powder blue smoke rising to form a xanthic smudge across the sky.
Like it or not, the absurd beauty of this place smacked me in the face today. I grinned like an idiot and nearly drove off the road.
Of course, I didn’t get any photos of it. It wouldn’t have done the day justice, anyway.
Not bad, for an ordinary Monday.