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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Long Weekend



I cannot tell a lie.  It’s a lot easier to get up for the sunrise when it occurs at 7:06 a.m., than when light breaks at 4:30, like it does in the summer.  During a family trip to western Maine this past weekend, once my daughter informed me the sun wouldn’t make its appearance until after my usual get up time, I decided to give dawn a try.

At 6:50 Sunday morning, I threw my coat on, stepped out to 37-degree temps and tramped to the lake edge. We were up there; about 20 miles from the Canadian border and most of the birds have departed for warmer territories. No one around was awake except me.  

 I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced such quiet.





  





 

15 comments:

Old Kitty said...

These are beautiful pics! I can feel the calmness and stillness rolling off the screen!!

Thanks for sharing! Take care
x

Catherine A. Winn said...

Such a beautiful morning, those pictures make me feel like I experienced it with you.
On Sunday I got up, stepped outside, and was swarmed by mosquitos :) (I exaggerate, a little, but you can see why I transported myself to your area as I read this)

Tonja said...

Beautiful pictures.

Jan Morrison said...

ah! I'm an early morning gal and I'm not liking this later and later sunrise but hey ... didn't you get the best of the day in those photos! So unbelievably calm. We had a cock pheasant in our driveway on Sunday and then a few hours later a young doe wandered up it and had a look! I love it.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh WOW. It was worth getting up early. :)

Carol Kilgore said...

So lovely! See this first thing in the morning makes the coffee taste even better :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Whoa! Those are amazing.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Beautiful. I hate to get up early, but seeing the sunrise is special.

Wine and Words said...

I could kill for such quiet. There is a communion there that cannot be felt anywhere else. Sometimes I feel like California has no such place, but I know it does. I just cannot access them right now. Yet even your photos else me escape from urban blight, to serenity.

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Amazingly beautiful. As a night owl, I don't often see this side of life. Your meeting with the dawn was definitely worth it. The stillness and serenity in these shots is simply and wonderfully gorgeous!

Beth said...

I tagged you the next big thing!

Bish Denham said...

Ooooo. So lovely. I can feel the quiet.

nutschell said...

beautiful photos! I would love to experience that kind of quiet one day:)

Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Lydia Kang said...

Those early mornings are worth it, if this is what you get out of it. Beautiful!

mshatch said...

Holy cow, those are gorgeous! Especially that last one. It looks Heavenly :)