Monday, February 7, 2011

Morning Has Broken

Got up early this morning because I have a very, very full plate this week.  When I went to bed last night, I was already stressing about how I was going to get everything done on time.  So I was in my office working about 5:30 a.m.  Around 6:45 I opened the blinds in my office and the sky caught my eye.  I saw these magnificent colors forming on the clouds against a striking blue background.  Grabbed my camera, and was about to head out the door when I realized I was still in my pajamas.  (That would not have been a pretty sight for any neighbors to see.)  Quick change and then I jumped in the car.  Sunrises and sunsets happen quickly, so you have to act quickly.  I was afraid I might already be too late to catch the best rays, but I told myself, "It's never too late."  As I got to my favorite spot, the sun was just peeking above the horizon.  So I stopped to relax a minute and catch my breath, and I got the privilege of watching a beautiful morning unfold.  I started shooting, but there were times when I just sat and watched the colors develop.  Since it had rained heavily yesterday, the air was cool and I heard a stream flowing in the distance.  Beautiful.  A reminder that it's okay to slow down, no matter how busy you may be.  As I thought about what to call this image, a perfect song started playing through my head, "Morning Has Broken" by Cat Stevens.  

Those of you who were around in the '70's will remember this song and in case you're too young to know it, here it is:

 Morning Has Broken by Cat Stevens

Happy Monday!

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