Cotton Candy

Wonderful winter light.

What a day can change.

Two days ago, the sky was muddy gray. There was rain in the air. It was, in a word, yucky. Then came yesterday. Wowzer! Beautiful cold air. The sky turned blue. The light was spectacular. It turned even better around dusk.

Cotton candy.

Cold. Like winter is supposed to be. But, not so cold that you didn’t want to be outside. What a show nature put on for us.

In case you are wondering, I’m ignoring the news. I suggest that you do it too. Besides, it’s Sunday. The New Orleans Saints are playing in the wild card game of the playoffs. What could be better?

Oh yeah. I’m not the biggest football fan. I am a big baseball fan. Only six weeks until the pitchers and catchers report to spring training. Then it starts. Soon after we’ll all be complaining about New Orleans Heat.


Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at or For a quick look at my work please go to

6 thoughts on “Cotton Candy

  1. Yes to all – yay for the Saints (hope they win, we’re cheering for them instead of Houston – don’t tell), yes for ignoring the news (I get lots of my updates from NPR in the car and that doesn’t happen during the holidays), yes for baseball over football (it’s the only sport that’s worthy, IMHO) and yes, yes, yes and yay for the weather change. I also like the picture and am a bit jealous of the creativity in the name. I’ve gotta stop being so literal. Happy 12th Day of Christmas, as someone just said to me. We’re making gumbo this afternoon.

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    1. We listen to NPR too. Their version of the news is calm and thoughtful as opposed to the rest. NJ took me to Andy Pettit’s last game at Yankee Stadium.

      Creativity in headlines… actually, that’s what that kind of cloud is called. Remember, the real artist around here names things in very cool ways.

      Tomorrow is really what we consider the 12th Night. I’m jammed up. There are three great events to photograph. I can only get to two of them.

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