Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Morning Sunrise


6:15 AM Wednesday Morning
The sun has risen.  The pinks and blues of the early morning sky have given way to what is now a silvery glow outside my sun room window.  A deer and her two yearlings parade across the backyard.  Birds sing in the trees and in the vines of the wisteria. Even though I watch them and photograph them I am not attune to their individual calls and songs save for the low cooing of the mourning dove or the incessant caw of the ever present crows.  All I know is that their songs are lilting to my ears and sweet is the sound as it breaks the morning silence. Cows are bellowing in a nearby field. A gaggle of geese fly overhead squawking their arrival at a neighbor’s pond.
I’m mostly a night owl and I haven’t been up this early in a while; but today the morning greets me with the wonder of nature and my heart is full and I can’t help but smile.
Linking to Rural Thursday and Skywatch.

43 comments:

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful picture you show. Wishing you a good day :) Hanne Bente

Terri Buster said...

Beautiful sunrise- have a great day!

Colin said...

Hmmmm!
"ever present crows" - just be careful! ha ha.
My goodness, you have been overcome with incrediable "musings" at an early hour of the morning, of what one finds in the "Iliads" of Homer with your descriptions of early sunrise in West Virginia! Look out Plato and Socrates, here come Carletta. Quite brilliant! One feels that one is there with you.
(except for the crows, leave them out please in future with these early morning experiences - ha ha)
Cheers
Colin (Brisbane. Australia)
Weather report: 7.30pm Thursday, 14th June. Well it is dark! Can't see, but it is not raining!

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful sunrise.

Clairejustine said...

Beautiful sunrise :)

Buttons said...

Oh I know exactly how you feel. Life is great isn't it. Lovely writing. B

Nancy Claeys said...

This is lovely Carletta! Love how the photo is framed by the foliage. Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing at Rural Thursdays. :)

The Farmer's Daughter said...

What else can I say but "Absolutely beautiful!"

Kerri said...

Ahhhh..... the words and image make my heart SING!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such a beautiful picture!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Awesome photo shot of sunrise ~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

Amy Burzese said...

Great shot!

Tanya said...

oh it's so worth it isn't it?!!

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful, carletta - both the photo and the serene scene you painted with your words. :)

NatureStop said...

That's a beautiful sunrise.Have a great weekend!

Shantana

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous sunrise, Carletta. We are seldom up that early in the mornings and of course, we live between the ridges --so it's hard to see a sunrise from our house... BUT--our birdies wake us up early begging for their breakfast.

Hugs,
Betsy

Jan n Jer said...

What a way to start the day! Gorgeous!!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful sunrise.


I can almost feel I'm there, taking the wonder of it all, in!


Junie

Pat said...

Your words and photo describe a wonderful morning!

Liam said...

great photos.

Mumsy¸.¤ª“˜¨ said...

Gorgeous scene to welcome the day, and I would love to wake up seeing this every day!

Carver said...

Wonderful sunrise, both the photograph and the narrative.

Antonette said...

Beautiful sunrise. Wish I was there to photograph that.

Gary said...

Beautiful sunrise!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Glorious way to begin any day, Carletta!! Definitely worth getting up early for and I'm glad you did!! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

HansHB said...

Awesome colour in your sky!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful colors! :)

Robin said...

Beautiful image!

I love watching the sunrise but like you I'm a night owl so I rarely get the chance.

Icy BC said...

A fantastic image to see!

NatureFootstep said...

mm, a morning you don´t mind waking up to. :)

Richard Vinluan said...

Lovely composition...

-r1-

Al said...

A beautiful sunrise, I love how you framed it with the leaves.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Sunrises like these are certainly worth getting up for!


Sky Through Fence

Carol said...

This is a lovely sunrise! I love to hear all those morning sounds....

Judy said...

Beautiful photo, and your words are poetic, too!!

chubskulit said...

Love the colors and the framing of the leaves.

Rose said...

Don't you just hate it sometimes...that we have to sleep at all. I stay up late...I am not in bed before midnight once a month...more apt to be 2:00a.m.--and sometimes 3:00...but I actually feel better to get up about 7:30---8:00...

sunrises like this make it worthwhile.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Just beautiful♫♪

Liz said...

Beautifully framed shot!
I too am a night owl (and insomniac) and rarely see the sunrise but when I have it makes me smile too :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

It's gorgeous morning! I don't get up early every day either, so when I do and catch a beautiful sunrise it's a real gift. Thanks for sharing yours.. and your thoughts about it.

Ann said...

love the branches surrounding the frame,

Linda said...

Such beautiful words to accompany your photo!

Laura said...

exquisite!