Photograph by Helen Williams and posted with her gracious permission.
A friend sent this beautiful video to me in a text.
After I pressed the arrow, the video began to play.
I knew it would come.
I was patient.
You have to wait for it. I thought of past sunrises I’ve seen in person on other beaches. Alone or sometimes with friends or family.
He captured the scene perfectly, with zero camera shake. I thought I’d post it for Silent Sunday but then I remembered in Sixth grade we had to memorize and recite The Salutation to the Dawn
Salutation to the Dawn
Listen to the salutation to the dawn,
Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life,
In its brief course lie all the verities and realities of our existence.
The bliss of growth, the splendour of beauty,
For yesterday is but a dream and tomorrow is only a vision,
But today well spent makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day.
Such is the salutation to the dawn.
Liquid: Weekly Photo Challenge Ben Huberman at WordPress posted the challenge for us to “keep it fluid”.
“Share your happy place” asked Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.
A place you want to return to again and again. A favorite place.
Sunrise at a beach, the ocean waves rhythmic sound, and the added bonus – knitting and coffee.
sunset St. George Island, Florida
From the archives June 2016
The weekly photo challenge by Erica V. at WordPress is scale.
“Experiment with placement and scale to show how big (or small) you can feel in a photo.”
A family collaborative effort-
Yesterday at the beach, Maura (8+) “holds” her sister Anna (14yo 5’9″tall)
Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental
“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”
Denali from the train
The wind captured by the flag in Florida
Snow and ice Highland Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law
St. George Island Sunrise
Rushing water in Alaska
Train ride to Denali
Burning Basket in Homer Alaska
Maura running across a field at the farm in Crestline, Ohio
Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona
and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire