Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sunrise, Sunset

First of all, I want to give a big shout out to my friend Chely who told me how I can add pictures without having to pay for added storage! It was an easy click of a button. Woohoo!

On to today's post...

I have always enjoyed sunsets, particularly over the ocean. :) But over the years, I have stopped truly noticing them...unless we are at the beach. I guess that is because it is the crazy time of night (dinner, bedtime, etc), and typically I am inside the house at that time. The past few weeks, my eyes have been re-opened. Each night, I stepped outside to check on our baby sparrows. As I did, I started noticing just how beautiful the sunsets were. Since I had my camera for bird photos, I started snapping some pictures of the sunset too each night.

It is now a nightly ritual. Most nights, I grab my camera just as the sun sets. I try with all my might to capture the beauty of His creation, His handiwork. Yet like many breathtaking sights, the camera (to me) never truly captures how glorious each sunset is. But still I snap away.

I am thankful for this time. Life is so busy. I feel like I am a hamster in a wheel sometimes, running around in circles. It has been such a time of rejuvenation to just take a few minutes each day to stop and truly appreciate the world I live in, the beauty around me. It also puts my life in perspective...very small compared to the universe He created. Honestly, this "reawakening" has been a gift to me, a gift I didn't know I needed.

I imagine that sunrises are equally as amazing. However, that requires me getting up before I am ready to. :)



  1. Beautiful pictures! And yes, as one who has seen several sunrises over the past 3 weeks, they are equally as beautiful:-) We are settling in and learning the new routine--I am very thankful to live here if only for the fact the kids don't have to be at school until 8:45, which gives me some much needed extra time in the morning! It also doesn't hurt that they get out later:-) Thanks for checking in on us!

  2. I'm glad you found it, I love your sunset pictures. Breathtaking! :)

  3. I'm happy you re-discovered sunsets. I love them (remember Car's exclamation at the age of 2 1/2?). I equally love sunrises. Maybe even more so than a sunset (the promise of a new day).Carlos and I ejoyed a beautiful one this morning. Just sent you an email with a pic from today's event!


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