Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sunshine on My Shoulders

This morning I was up with the sun.  I'm not sure why, but there was no going back to sleep, even though I was dog tired!

So with the house dark and quiet, I nudged the dogs, grabbed my camera, and off we went down to the dock.  It wasn't a spectacular sunrise, no real bells or whistles.

But theoretically speaking isn't every day that we get to see the sun rise a special day?  My dogs think so!  Mr. Quinn gazed upon the flickering rays of light as they streamed through the trees.

And I marveled at the fact that no matter how young or old, how rich or poor, how sick or well, we almost all feel better when the sun touches our skin or when we get a glimpse of its powerful rays.

Now I know the sun can damage, it can be harsh and unyielding, even deadly, but there is just something about it that draws me in.

Maybe it's the way it illuminates people, places, animals (like Miss Kylee here), even things that makes it so special.  Everything takes on a different look when it is gently kissed by its light.

Or maybe it's the life giving properties it possesses to make things grow and blossom.

Whatever it is, the sun has me greatly enamored, beholden, and truly devoted to it.

No matter how many times I see the sunrise, walk outside at high noon, or watch the sun melt out of sight in a kaleidoscope of color, I am happy it continues to shine down upon me!

I hope each of you found your own little ray of sunshine today! :-)

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  1. Beautiful photos and scenery, Kat! Your dogs are so sweet~ I just love them! Definitely worth getting up early for...

  2. Beautiful post, Kat! This is the time of year when I feel the sun is at it's best. Your dogs are beautiful, too!

    Thanks for the link!


  3. such beautiful pictures. Very serene...and your dogs are just adorable!

  4. These are all breathtaking! I sometimes try to imagine what it would feel like to wake up to your view of the world! WOW! ♥

  5. Welcome to my world! I'm up before the sun most mornings, and the animals and I enjoy the quiet before anyone else gets up. It's my favorite time of day.

    I'm going to have to go play with fonts now. I love your newest one!

  6. Those doggie eyes are just precious. You live in a beautiful area Kat.

  7. Thanks everyone!

    And Miss Char you are always so sweet to leave such wonderful comments, I always feel bad about not being able to reply.

    So along with the other people who I get the dreaded no-reply comment thingie when I try to can go here and fix that so that I can respond directly to you if you like! Kate gives you step by step directions on how to correct the problem...Thanks Kate!

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  8. Kat those photos are gorgeous!!! I have only watched the sun rise a few times, usually when I am on vacation :) But it is so beautiful and reminds me that God has given me another day!

  9. Those are such beautiful images Kat. The early morning is worth waking up for. It's such a peaceful time.

  10. Sunshine,water,camera and beautiful dogs. It doesn't get better than that!!

  11. Today was very sunny in the part of the world I'm visiting. Sunshine makes all the difference to my mood/outlook!

  12. We had a ray of sunshine late this afternoon in the form of wind and a thunderstorm. No rain, just thunder and it was awesome! Love your pups!

  13. There is something so precious about witnessing sunrise and sunset - and it is the equinox too today Kat, so maybe there is a little pagan in your soul!

  14. Kat, It might not be the most colorful sunrise, but it is glorious!
    Watching a sunrise...or a a wonderful gift to start or end a day.

  15. The pictures are so beautiful. I especially love the one of the sun coming up through the reeds next to the water. If you don't mind, I think I'll put it on my desktop so it can greet me on cool Autumn mornings!

  16. Enjoyed seeing your sunrise Kat, I actually slept right through mine this am. Your doggies are so sweet! ~Lili

  17. You've captured some lovely light, Kat. Hope you'll have the camera out tonight for the Harvest Moon. Thanks for stopping by. It's always great to see you. Jane F

  18. Beautiful photos and wise thoughts. I think the combination of sun and water is even more special. Your pups are so cute!

  19. Beautiful photo's. Sunrise is always a reminder to me that it is a new day...fresh start! Thanks for sharing :)

  20. I'm glad you put your sleeplessness to good use - taking photos for all of us to enjoy. Here's hoping you sleep better tonight.

  21. Absolutely gorgeous pics sweetie. There is nothing like it that's for sure. Thank you so much for sharing them with us :)


  22. You are right,
    each day is a
    gift if we can
    take a moment
    to breathe and
    really soak up
    the sun, we will
    receive that gift
    in all its glory.
    What a wonderful
    way to start my
    day, Kat ~ thank you!
    xx Suzanne

  23. Beautiful photos...and I am seeing touches of fall in your trees. Love your doggies!

  24. Your photos are so peaceful.

    Thanks for sharing the links to the free fonts.

  25. Kat, I'm with you about sun-I love how the sun shines on people, animals, trees, flowers, etc.! Your pictures are just gorgeous! I love the first one of your dog looking at the sun-she's a beauty!! Have a wonderful, sunshine filled day!

  26. Kelly J/Hunters HillSeptember 23, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Wonderful photos, keep them coming ! Quinn and Kylee look especially happy

  27. What kind of puppies? Such soothing pictures...

  28. Love that third image the best. You are right every day is a gift. I worked with a doctor, who was a marine, who said to me daily "every day is a holiday and every meal is a feast" That says a lot I think. hugs♥olive

  29. So pretty. I love being up with the sun if I can haul my butt out of bed. So peaceful and full of hope!

  30. All gorgeous photographs! And living on the water is an absolute dream of mine. It looks so very calm and peaceful.
    LOVE the John Denver song! I grew up listening to John Denver and I think I'll always love hearing his music.


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