Over on the Whatever, Scalzi posted a picture of sunset in Ohio.
Oh sure, it's pretty and all, but there's no drama. Just another beautiful sunset over Ohio corn fields. Flat, boring old Ohio. Yawn.
This is what sunset looks like here:
My thermometer is falling past -10F at the moment, and the last of the moisture has precipitated out of the atmosphere and condensed as hoar frost on the tree limbs. The world is still and deathly quiet, the last of the orange sunlight glitters on the snow of the Chugach range and when it finally goes, well, it may not come back. Somewhere, far down the valley the wolves are howling and I think I heard the shrill trumpet of a woolly mammoth...
That's a sunset.
Ohio, phsssft. Big deal.
Now, if you'll excuse me I need to go bring in some firewood before we all freeze to death.