Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Sunrise . . . . .

 . . . is the opening of the day.

I don't think there is anything comparable to watching the sun rise. Until just about 4 years ago I had never watched a sunrise, certainly not over a large body of water. I find it a little humorous though that the thing that most frightened me about moving here is now where I find so much joy. I can't even imagine not being able to get up early, well maybe not the early part, and partake in the watching of something so incredible. It's such an amazingly powerful experience, something we take for granted everyday. But everyday as the world turns, and we can pin it down to an exact time, the sun will rise. It ascends over the horizon as if by magic and makes everything new again. Besides the obvious beauty of it, I think it also represents for me consistency in an inconsistent world. That no matter what is happening in my life, I can count on the sun to rise. And right now, I need that more than anything.


"The human spirit needs places where nature has not been rearranged by the hand of man."

       ~Author Unknown

And every time I have watched the sunrise it has been with the same painter, the only thing that changes are His brushes and His palette.








"Two golden hours somewhere between sunrise and sunset.
Both are set with 60 diamond minutes. 
No reward is offered.
They are gone forever."

- Horace Mann 
I would love to watch one from a skyrise in the city, with a balcony of course so I could take pictures! So curiously I wonder have you ever watched the sun rise?

Hope you are all having a peaceful day.

Love, Kim



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33 comments:

Lori said...

Your pictures are beautiful! I especially like the last one.

I love to watch the sunrise! I'm up early for work during the week and it's the time of year when I'm at work before the sun is up but soon I'll be catching it on the way to work and I'll love every second of it! I'm getting my daughter (2.5) excited about seeing the sunrise at the ocean in Maine in a few months when we visit.

Pieni Lintu said...

Lovely!!!

Christina Klas said...

stunning!!!

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

I'd seen many sunsets but hadn't seen many sunrises until I moved here to Virginia. My husband gets up early for work so I would sit in our sun room with a cup of tea and watch the sun come up through the trees. It's magical.

Gina Kleinworth said...

That is so incredibly beautiful!

tinajo said...

Very beautiful, the colors of the sky are amazing! :-)

Seeing Each Day said...

I'm not going to even spend any energy picking a favourite here - they're all way too glorious, and that's no exaggeration. I really like the birds in each one - kind of adds to the peacefulness of it all.

Anita Johnson said...

I am so glad you left a comment on my blog. Your photos are BEAUTIFUL! Such an inspiration to go our and capture a few moments...looking forward to visiting here again!

likeschocolate said...

Beautiful shots! I wish we lived closer to the ocean. I grew up near the water, so I miss it!

homeschoolceo said...

Wow, these are so gorgeous! I love that first quote. You certainly have captured the beauty of the moment.

I have seen the sun rise, but not in many years, and never with a camera in hand. It's definitely on my to do list!

Jessica said...

So pretty and calming....LOVE!

nics cahill said...

Beautiful pictures, I especially love the colours and composition of the first image.

Linda Trine said...

Gorgeous images...love the lighting and bird silhouettes

Zondra Art said...

Stunning photos, I like it!


Greetings:)

Linda Makiej said...

simply marvelous!!! :)

Saun said...

Gorgeous just simply gorgeous :)

lisa said...

Kim, these mages are pure magic!

misc.alaina said...

These shots are beautiful!

Tamar SB said...

Kim! These are so gorgeous and so relaxing! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Bek said...

Oh wow! Those are beautiful! Especially the last one with all the birds flying and sitting everywhere.

AJ said...

These are stunning!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the birds perching on the "posts" (I'm sure there is a different word for these, but it escapes me!) Beautiful!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I've never watched a sunrise over the water (I'm too tired to get up most times), but perhaps one day. Your sunrise inspires me to rethink this sleeping-in thing. :)

Marilyn said...

AMAZING sunrise.. I LOVE these.. Your pictures are absolutely beautiful..

Ida said...

These are just gorgeous! I'm not much of a "morning" person so it would be a rarity for me to see a sunrise.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

These are FANTASTIC! I love the closer up one with the birds on top of the wood.

leigh said...

I love finding happiness in nature. Those are such peaceful and amazing photos.

Susy said...

Found you from didyoubringyourcamera ~ looking forward to seeing life through your lens!

Deanna said...

Somehow I missed this post. What beauty, truly lovely!!

Lori said...

Beautiful silhouettes!

urban muser said...

these are stunning! love them.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Love to see bird silhouettes and yours pare divine. Why yes, Miss Kim, our Port Angeles home faced East so we were woken every morning at sunrise since we had no window coverings! In the summer that was 4:30am at times! Our sunrises were over the Strait of Juan de Fuca - so the Pacific Ocean. I will miss those sunrises, though I'm looking forward to sleeping in a little later this summer

Branson said...

Gorgeous! He is an amazing artist indeed! That second shot is just perfect!

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