All of a sudden the sky was lit in the most intense color. I had seen it coming for a couple of minutes, but suddenly it was so intense that I had to stop the car and take the shot. It had been a great day. Starting with a cold but beautiful sunrise at Dead Horse Point State Park, then to a bright early morning at Canyonlands National Park, and back to Arches National Park. The sun was shining all day, and a few clouds added some interesting changing patterns and complexity to the sky. The crowds of people were absent, the roads were lightly travelled, The sights of the day were spectacular, with surprises around every turn. Late afternoon and sunset approaching, I had made the trek to the plateau where Delicate Arch stands and found Photographers, hikers and tourists from all over the world up there. It was a highlight of the day for me. Hiking and climbing was rewarding at every level, and at the end of the day, tired, and weary, the sun had dipped below the horizon, and Nature lights up the sky with the most brilliant of sunset colors. I think it was Her way of saying, "Thank you, for enjoying my work." Another surprise. Another highlight. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day.