A cotton candy sky occurs at sunset. I know you’ve seen it — when the sun is a red ball and it tints the feathery clouds a soft pink. Voila!

Folly Beach at Sunset

Folly Beach at Sunset

It is like a beautiful oil painting that God sketched into the sky without the benefit of oils, a palette, or brushes.
The accompanied photo was taken at Folly Beach near Charleston, South Carolina on the Fourth of July. Before darkness and the beginning of fireworks, I enjoyed the gorgeous view over the ocean where sky and sea blend into one at the horizon. So peaceful and serene. It is the quite moments like this that I cherish.
I remember a time when I was working at a frantic pace as an administrator. I was too busy to notice the beauty around me. My life was a whirlwind of deadlines, reports, and long days. I didn’t take the time to notice that the leaves had changed colors in the fall, or that the frost sparkled on the bushes in the morning sunlight, or that my magnolia tree had its first bloom.
The little things do matter! That is a lesson I learned. Life is short and we should appreciate the quiet moments and the beauty around us. Take time to enjoy the cotton candy sky. It is free, and it is our gift from God.

About Susan MIlls Wilson

Susan Mills Wilson is a native of North Carolina where she writes romantic suspense. She is the leader of the Charlotte Writers Club Mystery Critique Group and a member of Charlotte Writers Club. Subscribe to Susan’s blog at
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