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Friday, November 22, 2013

SkyWatch Friday: grateful to be an early riser

Don't have much time today, but here's a colorful sunrise I photographed from our back patio last week… 



We've had several beautiful skies lately and I've photographed each of them, so I hope to share those next week on...


In memory of President John F. Kennedy
May 29, 1917 - Nov 22, 1963

18 comments:

  1. What a glorious way to welcome a new day. Thank you.

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    1. It is indeed! And how lucky we are that so many of our days begin with such beautiful skies. Thanks, as always, for visiting, Ellie Sue! :-)

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  2. Stunning colors and sky captures! Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen, and the same to you!

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  3. We've also had some excellent sunrises this week, though they often later descended into grey gloominess. Yours are spectacular!

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    1. The best sunrises are the ones with clouds, but most of our days have done the opposite of yours lately. And while I wish you abundant sunshine, I'm glad your days have at least had beautiful beginnings! :-)

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  4. Being an early riser definitely has it's perks! Beautiful, as always!

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    1. It sure does! And thanks, Molly! Happy weekend!

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  5. Just wonderful, which shows that you do, indeed, make a difference ;-).

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  6. Thanks for remembering JFK. I'm still stunned that such a thing happened.

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    1. You bet, veganelder. I was about 6 weeks shy of my 2nd birthday when he was assassinated and so have no personal recollection of the event, but even after all this time, watching the Zabruder footage still makes me cringe and footage of the funeral makes me tear up. I can't imagine having experienced it at an age to comprehend it, but I suppose it was one of those awful watershed moments like the 9-11 attacks or even the explosion of the Challenger. Just surreal and terrible.

      By the way, my dad was a Marine captain at the time, and company commander of the Ceremonial Guard Company at Marine Barracks 8th and I in Washington, DC at the time of President Kennedy's assassination, and led his company in the funeral procession.

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    1. Thank you! We really do get some beautiful skies here - but then, so do you!! Aren't we lucky? :-)

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  8. Okay... I'm getting out the oil paints! These are incredible photos! Marvelous inspiration! :)

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    1. They do look like oil paintings, don't they? Glad you find them inspiring (and thanks for pinning one of them!) :-)

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  9. I did say that I was seeing some pretty sunrises but nothing like this. Wow!!

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    1. I know, we finally started getting some really great ones last month - the kind I was wishing we'd get while you were visiting just the month before… but alas! The skies refused to cooperate.

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  • THE HUMANE GARDENER ~ Nancy Lawson
  • THE WORLD WITHOUT US ~ Alan Weisman
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
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That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
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