Spectacular October sunrise

October 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Posted in art, blogging, country life, faith, family, gardening, Halloween, knitting, Life, love, photography, travel | 11 Comments
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This morning my husband called from work, just as the sun was rising, and asked if I had taken a look outside.  He told me to check out the western sky, which I did and it was mystical looking.  While I was still on the phone with him, my daughter looked to the east and called out for me to hurry to the kitchen windows to look outside.

The eastern sky was even more mystical and beautiful looking than the west.  We ran outside in our pajamas and found that in every direction we looked there was something spectacular to see.  The combination of dark stormy sky, golden breaking sunlight, and tree tops covered in brilliantly colored autumn leaves were the perfect ingredients for what I believe was the most beautiful sunrise I have ever witnessed.  Adding to our joy, the magnificent lighting effects last a good thirty minutes.

We ran throughout the three acres of yard, shivering from the cold, me shooting photos and my daughter keeping little Sweet Pea wrapped up warm in her arms.  We whooped and hollered and exclaimed and cried out in joy; it was an impromptu celebration of life and light.

You know what would be wonderful, is if the way we greeted this day could be the way we the people greeted many of the days of our lives.  Even without the spectactular lighting effects, if life itself excited many of the way the beautiful sunrise excited those of us on our farm this golden, perfect, dramatic morning.

Can you imagine getting up many of the days of your life and upon contemplation of the day that lay ahead you just ran around joyously shouting and exclaiming about how extraordinarily beautiful it all is.

We could create that kind of life, we could you know.

Hope you enjoy the photos, and I hope you have a beautiful Halloween weekend.


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