The ancients of Greece said that Helios, the sun god, is a handsome fellow crowned with a golden aureole. Each day, Helios drives his chariot westward across the sky, landing in Oceanus, the earth-encircling river. At night, the river carries Helios eastward, via a northern route, so that when morning comes, he is ready to rise again from the east. I have to wonder how Helios keeps the sun from being extinguished by the river….
In any event, as I was coming home to Fort Worth on I-35 last evening, I caught this photo of Helios descending toward Oceanus which, by all appearances, is somewhere in West Texas.
Much of Texas, by the way, is under an “extreme wildfire danger” due to dry weather.