Friday, August 14, 2009

Sunrise Wonders

View to the west
Photos: Brenda C Leyland, Aug 13, 2009

"Pay attention to your dreams - God's angels often speak
directly to our hearts when we are asleep."

Have you ever had a dream where you felt that God was speaking to you through it? Well, I am of the opinion this is what happened to me early yesterday morning. Around 5:30 a.m., I woke up from a dream so vivid—someone kept calling my name over and over. The voice wasn't urgent but it was insistent. It took me a moment to realize the voice I heard was in my dream. Now fully awake, I looked out my bedroom window, which faces westerly, astonished to see the sky ablaze with such bold pink colours!

These are what my camera caught in real touch ups!

I grabbed my camera and went outside. I took photos from my back deck and then went flying out into my front yard. In the midst of all this wildly pink sky, a smattering of rain was falling and then I saw a rainbow forming.

Although I couldn't get it all on my camera, a complete rainbow formed right over top my neighbourhood. Then a second one began to form alongside the first one. I watched in awe.

View to the east - definitely more gold and orange here

It was also interesting to note that about 20 minutes later there wasn't a trace of any of this glorious painting in the sky. It was as if the sun had gone back to bed and the curtain had fallen on the glory; all that remained were early dawn grey cloudy skies.

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Now you may ask what God was saying to me in all this. I'm not sure, except to watch this wondrous work of nature unfold in front of my eyes, I felt so alive and so aware of Him in that moment. I shall never forget it.

Wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places,



  1. Those pics are awesome. What a good feeling they give your heart!! I am glad you woke up also.

  2. I think there are times that God just wants to share His beautiful masterpieces with us, just like we like to share our creations with others. And you were fortunate to have Him want to share that spectacular pink sky with YOU! And now you get to share it with all the rest of us that were still asleep. ;-)


  3. For some reason He wanted us to experience it too. I am so thrilled that you captured that amazing beauty. I would have grabbed my camera and run around just like you did. Wow!! What a sight!! You titled this post perfectly!!

  4. I believe that God is using you. You never know who may read this.

    I find this to be awesome!

  5. Wow, great pictures! Good thing you "heeded the voice" and we all get to see too!

  6. Absolutely stunning work by our Father Creator! His wonders never cease! Just thinking you may want to submit those pics to SkyWatch and share them with the rest of the world!

  7. A stunning sight. You were in the right place at the right time.

  8. Thanks everyone for leaving your lovely thoughts.

    Karin, I did think of posting on Skywatch, only it was too late in the late, so I thought I'll do it next Friday. Thanks for the tip!

  9. Wow Brenda ! Just beautiful ! But I can't help but laugh,because I could just see you running around your house at dawn, snapping pics, and in your gown tail !! LOL !

  10. What a gift! How like a loving Father to wake His child in order to experience the glories of life (and light).

  11. Just linked your post to my Sunday post. Hope you don't mind!

  12. WoW what wonderful pictures, I know i am late in commenting hope you still get this. I too had to smile as Theresa did , i could see you flying around your yard taking pictures, and thr neighbors wondering what is going on.

  13. Brenda,
    I've really never witnessed a sky like this. Very unusual pink and with 2 rainbows! Glad you woke so you could share it with us.

  14. What a fabulous sunrise. Stunning!

  15. that's truly amazing sunrise you just witnessed. lucky you.

  16. Amazing! God is good! Thank you for sharing!

  17. Beautiful and awesome skies.
    The Lord is marvelous!

    Enjoy your weekend.

  18. Hi Brenda,

    These are great, the last ones with the rainbow are simply stunning, great post!!

    Have a nice SWF

    Greetings from NL

  19. Hi Brenda, very emotional it..dearest

  20. Superb colours in your sunrise and topped off by a glorious double rainbow! How spectacular!


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