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Monday, September 12, 2011

every moment is golden

It seems my need for sleep is being overridden by the need to see 
every moment of the day.
I keep thinking that one day I'll catch up on my sleep, but Darn It! ...
there's too much to see and do  in a day that only lasts for 24 hours.

One night last week I stayed up till all hours of the night~ just because the moon was so bright, the night was incredibly warm for our area and time of year,
(and the wine in my hand too good to put down.)

Then  just the other morning my internal alarm clock went off  as usual...far too early.

The sky looked just about ready to put on a display of a sunrise,
so I thought maybe a kayak would be the perfect venue for viewing.

The following captures don't need my words.
{So I'll be quiet for a change.}

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Moments of a day can be so golden.

And so worth giving up a few blinks of sleep for.

40 comments:

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous pictures, Dawn! The deep orange is beautiful! There's not really much that needs to be said.

Enjoy your day, too!

Mike said...

Beautiful! Thanks for getting up early and taking pictures so the rest of us could sleep in :-).

Fit With Flash said...

beautiful photos! so worth it! : )

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Wow, that would certainly be worth getting up early for. I've been getting up early myself for some reason! I just drink coffee and watch the Today show. Lol. Maybe I should take up kayaking!

Jack said...

Pure gold, Dawn.

Leah J. Utas said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Saz said...

These photo's are absolutely gorgeous Dawn. They are so warm, I absolutely love them. What a beautiful time of day to go kayaking.

Farm Girl said...

very pretty and very peaceful.

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots and thoughts, the start of a lovely day woke you up.

GardenofDaisies said...

A truly beautiful sunrise. The gold ripples really touched me.

I have this "magical" minute each morning where the sun shines through my kitchen window at just the right angle and bathes the room in goldeness (I know that is not a word, but if should be.) I miss it on cloudy mornings.

mountain mama said...

ooohhhsss and aaahhhhss from over here! yeah, my vote is to sleep when we're old :)

Clint said...

When I see sights in nature that are so stunningly gorgeous, I see God at work. These beautiful sights are awesome and breathtaking and sobering. Thank you.

Flora said...

Beautiful pictures...camera girl:)

Deb said...

no wonder you can't sleep with that beauty around you...you need to be seeing it and sharing it...

TexWisGirl said...

wow. absolutely gorgeous. peace and stillness in the earliest part of day. nothing better!

Judy said...

Wow, Wow, Wow...I love each and every shot!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Trying to think of a word to describe that color -- nectarine? :)

Gorgeous -- and I hear you. So much to be seen and done.

Kenley said...

Beautiful!

Samantha said...

Stunning..I feel better seeing them :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Gorgeous! You have the right attitude while I complain about being bored:) I agree with your thoughts though

Country Mouse Studio said...

beauty and truth all in one post,love it :O)

Julie said...

I would totally give up some zzzzs for that golden beauty.

Buttons said...

Oh I find it hard to sleep too. Some older person told me I"ll sleep when I am dead. Yup that's what I am going to do I don't want to miss a thing. Just like you. Incredible shots. Love your new camera I am afraid if I got one I would never even go to bed. :) B

Debbie said...

reminds me of one of my favorites from steven tyler "i don't want to close my eyes, i don't want to fall asleep, cause i don't want to miss a thing"!!

that crazy guy knows what he's talking about!!

these are gorgeous!!

Randy said...

I feel the same way. Unfortunately my body talked back and knocked me for a loop last week. Getting better though and soon I will be back at it. Wonderful photographs.

missing moments said...

Beautiful photos ... glad you went out there and got them for us!

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for sharing the fantastic view--and sorry you had to sacrifice sleep.

Janie said...

What an incredible golden light! That was definitely worth getting up early for.

Miz.November said...

That last one is UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Thanks, Dawn.

ladyfi said...

I agree - the early morning is such a wonderful time. What magical golden photos!

Liesl said...

Awesome,no words needed to share thoughts on the beauty of that...!

darlin said...

Stunning shots Dawn, sleep is overrated sometimes... looks like you're experiencing one of those times! :-) Have a great week, if you're up all night want to do some reading and brief me? lol

Allison said...

Love those water pictures, Dawn. They are so melancholic. Wonderful! And pour a glass of wine for me, if you please!

Amish Stories said...

Being able to wake-up in the morning is something not to be taken for granted. And i love those imgaes that help drive home that fact. Richard

Ben said...

Very gorgeous shots Dawn! You're right, the pictures worth more than thousands words. I'm looking forward to see sunrise tomorrow and after tomorrow and again and again ;)

Changes in the wind said...

Thank you for taking us with you and allowing us to glory in the glory too.

Lynette said...

Magical...enjoy these golden moments...the winter will soon be there.

Hope said...

beautiful!

roobo69 said...

Seriously, how can you do this to me! What is the correct word for way way way beyond jealous?

Alan said...

Good wine that makes you stay awake even longer? I'll have me a case of that:-)