Monday, April 27, 2015

From The Rising Of The Sun

This was the view from my back door this morning. Yesterday at the baby shower yesterday, my friend Vickey told me how much she loved seeing my sunrise photos on Facebook. I had nearly stopped because I thought people might be tired of seeing them. 

Already this morning, I've had a couple of comments on Facebook telling me how much they have missed the morning photos. I forget not everyone can see the morning sky as clearly as I can. Since many of you will never see the Facebook posts, I want to share here. Documenting the morning skies is another of my "hobbies."

I've been making these photos for years now.
I am an early riser by nature.

 And our kitchen is very open. Lots of windows.
So the first thing I see in the morning is the eastern sky.
Occasionally an afternoon sky sneaks in.

 The same view, over and over, for years.

 I have enjoyed the most spectacular show imaginable.

It's different every day.
Sometimes the sky changes so quickly that by the time
I remember where I put the camera, the colorful view has gone.

I love the quiet skies as much as the brilliant colored skies.

Some days begin gently.

Some mornings predict storms.

 There are mornings when the colors are crazy.

These views only last seconds. If you blink, you miss it.
But often something even more spectacular appears.

I love that my backyard is so open.
If yours isn't, I'm happy to share my view.

 I like to photograph the plain skies as well as the bright ones.
It's nature reminding us that not every moment is supposed to be exciting.
We need balance.

One of my favorite songs begins,
"From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same..."

I only have a little point-and-shoot camera that fits in my jeans pocket.

I sometimes use a couple of setting adjustments—the twilight setting 
and the backlight correction for the rising sun pictures.

 How blessed I am to see this each and every day.

"When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive
 - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love."
-  Marcus Aurelius  


  1. What you have is an astonishing chronicle via your photos. It's wonderful!

    1. Thank you. I'm glad I'm an early bird. Wish you were close enough to sit on my porch one morning and enjoy a cup of coffee with me.


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