Friday, August 10, 2012

As the world turns . . .

{Galveston Bay sunrise, 6:26 A.M.}

Each morning as the dawn breaks
we all start with the same amount,
and it can be a challenge to manage it well.
It is a gift,
that some use wiser than others
because we simply take it for granted,
and are seldom thankful enough for it.
And although it unfolds right before our eyes,
it can not be seen or touched.
But even though we can't hold it in our hands,
the memories gathered from it can be held in our hearts.
Some always seem pressed for it,
but it requires some patience
as it can not be rushed.
We race against it, we run out of it,
and some try to buy, borrow and even kill it.
But it is a non-renewable resource
worth its weight in gold,
meant to be used in the present,
and can not be sold.
Its only requirement
is that we be here, now.
That we celebrate and not squander it,
and that we not wish it away on the future
to spite today.
Because once we waste it
it can't be turned around.
But make no mistake, it waits for no one.
It will go on without us, guaranteed, time after time. . .

- Kim

I made it to the bay this week twice to watch God paint with his many brushes. And to think that millions
of people world-wide are sleeping, unaware of the beauty, the artistry that goes on without them. When we first moved here to the gulf I thought people just had to be crazy to want to live so close to a body of water that can cause so much destruction during a hurricane season. But I have come to understand the pull it can have on you, the addiction to want more. There is something incredible about watching the sun rise, and it's not just the beauty of it, but the reminder that time does not stand still, that it waits for no man. So I'm sharing some pictures from the sunrise just yesterday morning and how time changes, and sometimes it is so subtle that unless we take the time of day, we don't even take notice.

6:33 A.M

6:34 A.M.

6:41 A.M.

6:56 A.M.

6:56 A.M. {photograph life, looking up at the sky}

7:06 A.M.

7:18 A.M.

This was later on in the afternoon . . .

{Textured with Pixel Dust Photo Art age it, and painterly}

And lastly my Flower Art Friday submission, using Kim Klassen's Oh My, and Red.


"Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke,
thoroughly used up, worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow, what a ride!"

- Hunter S. Thompson

Time, it's that one thing we can't save, that must be used.
As the world turns we get 1440 minutes a day, how are you going to use yours?

Make it a great day!
Love, Kim

 Photo Art Friday photosbyleanne Let Birds Fly


Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Wowza! These are all so gorgeous. I don't think I could pick a favorite. Amazingly beautiful work!

Anonymous said...

wonderful collection. I especially like the 6:18 AM shot and the one after that.

Linda/patchwork said...

Beautiful!! Makes me want to go to the beach.

Deb Crecelius said...

Excellent photo essay.
I sent it to my daughter.
This is just a lovely post.
(Your Photo Art Friday submission is wonderful!)

Dina Lettre said...

Beautiful shots, Kim...and your words are so perfect!

Danelle said...

That last one is stunning! Love the colors!

mary said...

Wow so amazingly beautiful!!


terriporter said...

Love your "time lapse" photography of the same scene throughout the course of the sunrise! Great idea! I have a very similar post ready to go for FOL and may put it on the back burner for awhile now! Always lovely to visit here.

Andrea Dawn said...

Such a great post . . . wise words, gorgeous photos. Love the post sitting contest (last one at the beach) and your submission for Flower Art Friday is so pretty.

lorik said...

Love those water images. Beautiful!

Deanna said...

ahh Kim, I never tire of seeing your wonderful gulf pictures. How I long to join you. The early morning pics are just sensational and I love your words today. Have a great weekend ahead and big hugs!!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Beautiful, beautiful images. You're making me want to get up early - someday...

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love all the sunrise photos and the close up of the petals is awesome. Have a beautiful weekend!

Mona's Picturesque said...

Fantastic series of pictures ♥
So beautiful it seems almost surreal!

Brenda said...

Kim - what an amazing moment-by-moment diary of the subtle changes of light that pass each morning. A literal reminder that each moment is unique and so precious. Your words are wise and wonderful - a reminder of the gift each moment truly is.

Viv (modifica) said...

So So beautiful the sunrise is amazing and thank you for those wise words it was just what I needed today

Linda said...

I really liked your poem! Yet another creative aspect of yours! Of course I love to watch the sunrise and am so jealous you get to watch it over the water! My morning walks are when I capture the sun rising but sadly, the days are shortening and the sun is rising later so I am missing the actual sunrise. I do get to see the "warm up" before the sun rises and that is so beautiful to see!


Rosemary Aubut said...

Oh my Kim you are so talented! A poet and an artist! Such a memorable post!

Kathryn said...

Love this series, the second 6.56 am shot is my favorite. I love how you capture time both in the written word and your images. Great post.

Lori said...

Such a beautiful collection! I just love the silhouettes.

Thanks for sharing,

Liz said...

Beautiful photos.

Canna Lily

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful photos you share.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Speechless at the beauty in that sunrise and your photography!

Smack in the head to get off the computer, go exercise and get butt out to enjoy the day.

Emily said...

What amazing shots! Sunrise and sunset are my favorite times of day. That is such a beautiful place to live. Thank you for sharing!

Currie Silver said...

this was a delicious slice of Life lived one precious second at a time.
thanks so much for sharing!!!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

LOVE your gladioli photo, so beautifully done!

Liz said...

What a gorgeous sunrise!! And your flower art submission is divine!

bailey k. said...

Wow. I love this! I need to do this one day, just to appreciate God's hand. Thanks so much for linking up to my Travel Party!

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