Late Afternoon: The hillside at Catalina State Park gave hints of the color to come during sunset as Marilyn Warren enters her RV. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Sunset: The color was forming and light reflected on the clouds as the sun began to set. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Colorful Sky: The reflection grew quickly and began to color the entire sky in all directions with beautiful hues. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
By GARY WARREN
Formerly of Los Alamos
We travel to Arizona almost every March for Spring Training baseball.
Three years ago we were on our way to the Phoenix area but decided to spend a few days in the Tucson area on our way. We were staying in our RV at Catalina State Park in the Oro Valley just north of Tucson and on the evening of March 5, 2017, the skies opened and gave us a light show that I will never forget. Catalina is a beautiful state park but on this evening, the show was in the sky.
There were ample clouds to reflect the sunlight and the sunset was shaping up to be a colorful one but for about 10-15 minutes beginning about the time the sun began to set, the skies lit up.
Editor’s note: Longtime Los Alamos photographer Gary Warren and his wife Marilyn are traveling around the country and he shares his photographs, which appear in the ‘Posts from the Road’ series published in the Sunday edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post.
Red and Orange: After just a few minutes, the skies were colored in shades of red and orange. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
Bold Colors: The colors were brightest and most bold toward the west but the skies were reflecting that color in every direction. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com
RV Reflections: The colors of the light show reflect on the side of our van at Catalina State Park. Photo by Gary Warren/ladailypost.com