Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Trophy husband and I took a much needed weekend away last fall. We headed to the beach. By fall, all the summer crowd had returned to wherever they came from. We only had to deal with the snow-birds who were settled in and not bothering anybody.
The temperature was warm, the beaches were practically empty and clean.
I knew I wanted to take early morning walks along the beach and planned to catch the sunrise. I checked on the expected sunrise time before heading to bed to be sure I wouldn't miss it. Darn if I didn't oversleep just a bit!
I peeked out the window and saw what I knew was going to be a spectacular sight.
We hurried down the boardwalk to the beach, I had a camera around my neck and my phone in my hand while my eyes were glued to the scene unfolding before me.
As we walked along, the sky brightened and the colors changed from dark blues and deep pinks to bright oranges then brilliant golden yellows. Every step was more amazing than the last!
I was greedily snapping as I walked, appreciating the fact that my husband was watching out for me and holding whatever camera was not in use. He was enjoying the show almost as much as I was.
There were people on the beach that morning and I wondered if they were as awe struck as I was by the beauty that Mother Nature was providing us. I didn't hear any ooh-ing or aaw-ing as I passed, nor did I see any other cameras.
That's when I knew that this show was for us.
You see, Mother Nature knew that this was an important day for us. She knew we would be walking here and she made sure to help us start our day off with a glorious sunrise.
It was important to us because 35 years ago on that day, 2 very young and ambitious kids, stood toe to toe with trembling knees, in front of God and their families, gripped each others sweaty hands, looked into each others tear-filled eyes and told each other with soft, quivering voices that from that day forward, they would love, honor and cherish each other, till death do us part.
Now when I look at these sunrise pictures, I am filled with memories and thankfulness. It was more than just another sunrise that day.
I wonder if anyone else even saw it.
Since it is May 1st, it is time for a new In Focus theme and I have the honor of announcing it!
Are you ready!
Our In Focus theme for May is- "the sky's the limit!"
Sky filled, sky reflected or however you choose to show us your sky! Do you love clouds? Do you love those shots of birds on a wire? Have you ever wished on a star? Have you found the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Does the night sky send you over the moon? Have you seen some beautiful blue peeking through a lovely tree or some pretty flowers? Do you love "the blue hour"? Are you a fanatic about flare?
Oh, we can't wait to see your sky candy!
Be sure to tag your shots in the gallery! Tell us a story about it too!
And if you are on Instagram tag them with #myskyshot.
"The sky is the daily bread of the eyes."
- R. W. Emerson
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