Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Love Winter Sunrises


Look who's getting up
Stretching fiery colors across the eastern sky...



With promises of a beautiful day.



"Watching the clock is not the same as watching a sunrise"
~ Sophia Bedford Pierce


I just started a new book from the library entitled Dawn Light: Dancing with Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day. I enjoyed author Diane Ackerman when she used to post publish articles in the classic Victoria magazine. Now I have the delight of reading one of her books.

"In an eye-opening sequence of personal meditations through the cycle of seasons, celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist Diane Ackerman awakens us to the world at dawn, bring into stunning focus a time of day that many of us literally and metaphorically sleep through." (inside front cover)

"Ackerman's essays awaken us to a fresh awareness, saying: Pay attention, these ordinary sights are marvelous." ~ Publisher's Weekly


Yes, I want to pay attention and see with fresh awareness the beauty of these ordinary sights!

Wishing you a beautiful day!
Brenda
xox


Photos:  © Brenda C Leyland 2010 



8 comments:

  1. I always enjoyed Diane Ackerman's articles in Victoria, too. I'll have to look for her books.
    What a gorgeous sight to wake up to!

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  2. Thank you for the focus...I awoke this morning to see a faintly red sky and simply thought, "Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning." What splendid shots of your sunrise!

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  3. it's a challenge in wintertime to get up early for sunrises perhaps sunsets will have to do. lol!

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  4. Pay attention! I like that! That's what I need to remember to do during my "ordinary" days. There is so much I will miss if I don't.

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  5. How beautiful! How far North are you? You get the most remarkable sunrises and sunsets!

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  6. My, my, my! That is an absolutely beautiful sunrise!
    You must of had the camera ready and close by. Gorgeous!

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  7. What wonderful pictures of the sunrise!

    Yes, better than a clock...I'd rather stand outside and watch the day go passed than sit checking the time all day :-)

    x

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