The Mission is inland from the Gulf approximately 30 miles; a steady breeze blows across a flat and nearly treeless landscape. Each evening I get great pleasure looking up into the clear black sky. Venus is unusually bright well before it gets dark. Mars, with its reddish glow is in distinct contrast to the millions of other stars.
The mornings are amusing, peaceful, and beautiful. A confused rooster crows all night long and is virtually quiet as the sun peaks over the horizon. The back-lighting of the emerging daylight constantly changes the profile of a line of trees that stand between me and the horizon. To my right, the windmill is picking up speed as thermal drafts race ahead of the glowing orange ball that is chasing them.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. Genesis 1: 3-4