Sunday, June 3, 2012

Photo of the Week #57 – Sunrise in the Valley

I will not apologize! It’s another sunrise. Two sunrises in a row. What can a tell you? I love sunrises.

I GOT to live with this kind of sunrise for almost six years of my life. This is what was in front of my ranch house in the Shenandoah Valley every morning for those years I lived there. Yep! There was a sunrise EVERYDAY even when it was raining, a dark overcast or snowing. I always knew it was there and I could see it in my mind’s eye.

I can’t begin to guess how many sunrise photos I have from the front porch of the ranch. There always seemed to be another that was more beautiful and majestic then the last one. This happened to be a winter morning as you can tell since the trees had no leaves. But, to say sitting on my porch early in the morning and sipping something warm was magical would be a gross understatement. Watching those sunrises always reminded me that I was only a minute speck in something so much greater then I could begin to comprehend. It just couldn’t be all about me. Richard Carlson's words rang true, "Don't sweat the small stuff . . . and it's ALL small stuff."

I hope you enjoy sunrises as much as I do and I hope this one inspires you to seek whatever living free means to you.


Shannon Pate said...

I don't blame you for not apologizing! This is incredible!! Another great shot!

Ed Helvey - Professional Nomad said...

Thank you, Shannon! I blush.