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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Throw open the window!


This morning as I walked into the kitchen to chat with my son before he left for work,
I stopped in my tracks when I glanced out the window.

{For days we haven't seen the sun.
The last time I remember seeing it?
Well...even if I look back on the calendar days I honestly couldn't tell you when it was last seen.
It's been more than a week for sure.
Gray, 
white, 
fog, 
horizon meeting land in one large white wall.
It's been dismal.}

But this morning...I saw it.
It took my breath away.
I actually had to throw open my window to let in any amount I could.
(With our record who knows how long such things will last!)


There was no way I was going to miss a minute.

I think my son understood while I ran around the house looking for a camera to use.
And he understood while I stood on the counter to snap pictures from every angle.
I even think he understood when I didn't add a bag of cookies to his lunch bag and he had to do it himself;)
~~

{I was really beginning to wonder if we could still see in color.}

58 comments:

Flora said...

Beautiful pictures...and the sun is suppose to shine Friday right?

Hilary said...

Oh I can't blame you one bit. What a lovely, misty sunrise. Beautiful photos, Dawn.

Dianne said...

Beautiful photos - enjoy your sunshiny day!

John McElveen said...

GASP--awesome!!! We have has 3 inches of rain i two days, replete with thunderstorms that give our Lab--terrors--to the point we have to medicate her.

Great post! More rain tomorrow!

Later Sunshine!!!


Hugs,

J

ruthy ann said...

I've never missed the sun so much! moving to the PNW has been a little rough this time of year!

Peter said...

Mesmerising photos, it must be such a blast to know summer is on it's way.

Naturedigital said...

Some times, you make me jealous with the beautiful views you have from your window Dawn.
Misty or not.
Costas

Allison said...

Gorgeous shots! You may not get a lot of sun, but when you do get it, it is simply breathtaking! Whoot on the sunglasses!

Liesl said...

Such a stunning view! I cannot imagine not seeing the sun for a whole week!

Buttons said...

Dawn you are right it was worth the effort. The shots are beautiful and it looks very inviting. Sun and snow Canada eh. Just wanted to tell you I am in Canada too. Don't you just love the sun. B

Deb said...

isn't the sun grand....great shots...

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Love that last shot!!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

Any day with the sun is a great day. I love running as the sun is rising or setting. Something about it just moves me. Words can't explain but obviously, you know what it is too.

Jason said...

Very awesome pics..I would love to wake up every morning with a view like that...I might not get to work on time..because I would be so relaxed. Keep Smiling

Nancy said...

I know exactly how you feel. It's been a long stretch here too without any sunshine. Maybe tomorrow?

Happy you got to see it and enjoy it. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

What a wonderful sunrise. I agree it's a treat to see it.

Out on the prairie said...

I like the open window. Beautiful shots and nice to hear your energy revved up.

Judy said...

Simply beautiful! I love that last shot. We have been having sunshine the past few days, so I'll send some your way.

texwisgirl said...

That last photo is gorgeous!!! Looks like the sun was sending an apology to you for being hidden so long!!!

Debbie said...

great story....awesome pictures. there is nothing in the world that can make you feel better then the sun. i get some pretty awesome sunrises here on the river. stay tuned for a gorgeous collection of sunrise pictures over at itsallaboutpurple!!!! loved this one!!! xo

Saz said...

Glad you've finally got some sun!! Those shots are stunning. I really love them. (:

Changes in the wind said...

Here in arizona (the sunshine state) rarely is there a day we don't see the sun but I think the sun is more spectacular where you are.....beauiful.

GardenofDaisies said...

YAY for the return of the sun!!! Those really are beautiful sunrise pictures!

bon bon said...

i hear you, sister! can't take a second of sunlight for granted this time of year...
wonderful captures! :o)

floweringmama said...

Awesome! I'm so tired of dreary weather.

Farm Girl said...

I am so happy for you!! It makes me happy you had to wear sunglasses.

Diane AZ said...

What a fantastic view, these are all gorgeous!

Val said...

I'm booking a flight and am having morning coffee/tea with you!! These views are amazing.

Aimee said...

Yay for a beautiful sunrise!!

Trisha said...

I'm right there with ya! Yeah for sun!!! I forget how much we need it when its not around :)

Canyon Girl said...

It's been dismal here too and I just read that in Oregon it rained the whole month of March, but it all changed yesterday for us. I am so glad you got some sun too, I think you need it the most. I still see so much snow at your place. I know that spring will come to you as well, it just seems to take so long.--Inger

Leontien said...

Great pis but yes i could use some sun too!!!


Thanks
Leontien

Barbie said...

Perfect Dawn. That sun shone for you.

Tammy said...

Love the shot with the open window :)

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I would imagine a sunset like that doesn't come around very often, even in the warmer season. You got some AMAZING pictures!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful sunny day. Its good for the body to soak up all that vitamin D. Gorgeous photos too.

Jack said...

Actually, Dawn, your son went to school and complained to his friends all day long about you ignoring him and skipping his cookies this morning. (Just kidding.) Nice to see the sun after missing it for so long, wasn't it?

Randy said...

You got it! I thought it got lost in the mail. :-) They are forecasting snow for us on Sunday.

Rick said...

Now THAT'S what they call a sight for sore eyes ! ... or colour-blind eyes. Beautiful shots of the dawn, Dawn !

There IS hope !

Cat said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!!!!!

love and light

mountain mama said...

yay for a sunglasses day!!!

{i kinda get depressed if i don't see the sun for awhile}

what a beautiful sight~

wayne15575 said...

Wow Dawn, any one of those would make fantastic wallpaper

darlin said...

Dawn, that last photo is stunning. Did you crop the one with the window open? Just curious. It's amazing to see color, I was starting to get concerned here as well but I see hope! Enjoy your Friday!

Corinna said...

Happy Friday! Beautiful pictures...I'm happy the sun made it through for you.

sage said...

The weeks with only grey skies sounds a lot like our winters... We've been having sunny days lately (but with less than 60 of them a year compared to living in Utah with 300+ a year, a sunny day is to be cherished).

Hope said...

well...I certainly understand your enthusiasm. awesome photo's dawn!

Paul C said...

Glorious sun in the midst of a wintry start to spring.

Nicole Austin said...

ahhh. i love the sun! we were being drenched over here with over a week of gray skies and rain and cold nights and then finally the sun comes out, the birds are singing and we're walking around barefoot in the grass! i even brought out a kiddie pool for the girls to wade around in! hope that sun stays around for a long time! :)

Janie said...

What a great view, even with a little fog! Love the pics of the sun coming up. So nice to have a sunny day.

Alan O'Riordan said...

Do you have the longest winter on the planet where you live? Hold tight, summer surely can't be too fa away for you now? Fantastic photos!

Robin Malherbe said...

Lovely. They help me to dream of seasons and times of day and places I can only dream of...

Tabor said...

Congrats on capturing the beauty for us all to see!

ladyfi said...

Wow - what a photographer's dream! Such magical beauty! Lovely lovely shots.

Bossy Betty said...

Congrats on your POTW!

christinemyoung said...

gorgeous!

pig parade said...

tee hee hee i like the part about the cookies!! was it B or C?

Jordanna said...

BEAUTIFUL last photo. Totally frame-worthy.

ladyfi said...

Wow - cold but my, how gorgeous! Just magical.