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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Morning Sunrise in 15 Minutes

I had to head out early this morning before coffee to go by the hospital for some lab work. In order to avoid the commute traffic, decided to go the backroads which gave me a different view of the sunrise. Usually I'm watching the sky through the trees beyond my deck. The first colors were looking promising so I grabbed my camera as I dashed out the door. Am I glad I did! Here's the kaleidoscope that Monday morning commuters got to enjoy in literally 15 minutes:

First, there was this bare tree silhouetted against deep blue skies and pale yellow along the horizon.
Next, I spotted pale blue, pink, and lilac.
And then things get even more dramatic with deep purple-blue, melon, and gold streaking.

And then I had to pull off the road for this shot--perfect blazing orange sun and sky against the dark horizon.
And finally this shot taken from the hospital parking lot 15 minutes later-soft pastels behind bare trees.
So, the moral of this story is if you have to get out of bed too early on a Monday morning, hope that this will be your reward--and that you remember your camera!


Jan n Jer said...

What a special treat to greet you on this early moring! Beautiful pics Faye...breathtaking!!!!

TexWisGirl said...

ABC - always bring camera. :)

at least you were rewarded for the fasting before labs!

Faye said...

Janis & TexWisGirl-being serious photographers yourselves, you'll appreciate this. The colors you see are almost straight from the camera. Only photoshop tinkering was just one small "auto fix". In fact, I mostly went back to the original and undid the auto fix, thinking it was better. Still marveling at these colors. It was overcast and even sprinkling rain--cool temps.

Pam said...

You were well rewarded for greeting the dawn with spectacular skies and no stress before your labs, Faye.

smiles n hugs,