Sunrise is the promise of a new day. It can add a bit of
optimism into your life, help heal a past wound, or even just give your heart
some respite from a recent beating. With my Mom passing yesterday, this sunrise
was all of the above for me.
I lit a candle to her and had a little chat as the sky burst
into flames to celebrate her life. She was a wonderful woman and (as my Dad
also) was a huge inspiration in my nature photography for the past number of
years. The natural world when you open your heart to it, is a wonderful
reminder that death is just a part of life and should not be feared. But
rather, life should be celebrated.
I felt she was there with me in some fashion this morning
and so I just wanted to share the view with a few special people that would
appreciate it …
There is a wonderful moment that occurs just before sunrise
each day, when the horizon begins to define and the day seems open to endless
As I stood by the lake this morning, lost in such thought, I
realized that no matter how singular we may think we are in our moment, there
are always others sharing the same hopes for their own new day.
Enjoy your day and may it bring some wonderful moments along
When the camera opens up a view on things that seem to be
completely hidden from the naked eye … that’s when you have to stop and ask
yourself are you even really looking in the first place!
In fairness, the drops in these images are so miniscule that
they almost didn’t exist. But I am happy that they do exist and that I am able
to share them with you to help start your week off in the right vein.
She sleeps in my yard now most nights, visits me several
times a day, and the other morning (before I had my camera in hand), she walked
her new born fawn across my back yard. I’ve begun a dialog with her and while I
stay about ten feet back from her, she happily munches away while I tell her
how beautiful she is.
As I head into another week, I wanted to bring a little
innocent beauty into yours. Meet Mrs. Brisby, a very deer friend … and have a
Found myself in the company of some fun people on Friday
night and when we can across some abandoned sand castles at Siesta Key, I asked
them to imagine themselves as Gargoyles while a light source ran rampant behind
Not my normal nature pic I know, but hopefully this will
help brighten your week!
All the best and remember … we’ve made it through Monday
Sometimes we get so busy that we give the beauty around us
no more than a passing glance.
I found myself standing amongst roses yesterday, breathing
in the most wonderful of smells and allowing myself to get lost in the whole
world of beauty around me. What I love most about catching some of this with
the camera is when I get back to the PC and get to see the “inner world of
beauty” that my naked eyes can’t see.
I just thought I would share with you and wish you a
wonderful week. Try to make time to stop and smell the roses.