Welcome to Sisters in Sunrises – part two! Debi Bradford and I both got up at the crack of dawn to photograph the sunrise. I have her link attached to her name…above. She is an incredible photographer, I think you will enjoy her site. She is in North Carolina, and I am in New Jersey…the last one we did we compared Florida and N.C. My weather was iffy, but I put out an intention that it would be a beautiful sunrise.
No sunrise is complete without a giant lemon on the boardwalk! This is what I saw when I arrived.
Just cresting the horizon….
A little close up and the sky looked like it was on fire!
Caught a seagull in flight (just to the left of the jetty)…
I think that is the same seagull…
And the view of the boardwalk as I left!
I drove home and as soon as I got inside, the sky opened up and it rained cats and dogs!!
There is something amazing about viewing a sunrise. The energy it exudes is beautiful, and stays with you all day. Ahhhhh!
Imagine my surprise when I tried to photograph a flying pelican, and later realized a shark had photobombed the shot! You have to look real close (zoom in) – the pelican is to the left of center…and the shark is to the left of that above the break line in surf. See, I knew there were sharks of there…The chances of my dream of ocean swimming are getting smaller…and smaller…
I was so excited to get up to see the sunrise today. A fellow blogger (who has an amazing site, Debi Bradford Photography…at…debibradford,)and I, decided to compare the sunrise today. (please understand she is a “real photographer” while I shot my photos with my cellphone…you get the picture…haha)
Debi urged me to spend time with the sunrise. She said, “I highly recommend witnessing a sunrise as often as possible. There’s just something about it – the solitude, the miracle – what it does to your soul is incredible.” Turns out she is correct. I feel energized and excited to walk in this day with a renewed spirit. It did touch my soul and I am very grateful.
Debi said we’d be Sisters in Sunrises! I like the way that sounds. I like the way I feel. I will forgive myself for the countless sunrises I have missed…I live a block away from seeing this every morning! I have learned to accept that everything happens when…and the way it is supposed to. So, as with many other hardships or beautiful things missed, I will not have regrets. This is the time I am supposed to explore this.
Thank you Debi! I am so happy I did this. I have set my intentions for this beautiful day and I live in the place of love. For those of you who can personally witness a sunrise, I too, urge you to do it. You will not be disappointed. And for those who are not able to be there in person, I truly hope that the energy I experienced is living in these photos and that you receive a piece of this time. Namaste