After I bring Ed to work, returning home I am treated to a scene which includes the Arch directly ahead.
Lately darkness prevails, giving the Arch a one dimensional look. It is not lighted by the National Park Service at this hour, though it shines with the reflected light of downtown streetlights and the slowly awakening hotels and offices.
The morning I took this, a few days ago, a break in the clouds showed that the sun would be coming along, though the break soon closed.
So it is with today, the darkest day of the year. Just after midnight, the light began, incrementally, to return.