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Sunrise at The Prairie House

This Mornings Sunrise

This Mornings Sunrise

I’m entering into my third day on the prairie. Yesterday was my first morning here and I woke to a clear sky with a slight haze on the horizon. The haze caused the rising sun to be a bright orange glob. Clouds moved in by mid-day and rained steadily into the night. As you can see the sun again decided to rise today and offered a good start to the day. This road leads on to their property with the Prairie House directly behind me. So, this is what they wake up to every day.

The Prairie House

The Prairie House

This is a shot of the house with the Front Range in the background. Longs Peak is just to left of the image. Dan has added a room to the original house and a sunroom/porch was added to west side. I think their place is wonderful. I am amazed at the quiet here and realize how appealing the isolation can be. The chicken coop, where the lovely ladies are, is just to the left. So, this mornings breakfast was a fresh two egg cheese omelet with a side of guacamole. Now, on with the day!

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I do it for love….

Sunrise at Prospect Ponds

Sunrise at Prospect Ponds

Love should be the reason behind everything you do, if it is not, you should question why you are doing it.

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Sunrise

Freemont Lake near Pinedale, Wyoming

Freemont Lake near Pinedale, Wyoming

 

“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
This was taken on a road trip back in 2003 about 6 months after purchasing a Nikon D100, my first digital camera. It’s the first of many practice photos iv taken since.

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Sunrise

Sunrise

Sunrise

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Good Morning Sunshine

Morning Sunrise From My Window

Morning Sunrise From My Window

Beautiful sunrise from my bedroom window this morning. It is now 1:00 and the 40% chance of snow is at 100%.

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Winter Storm

Maybe 5-6 inches

Maybe 5-6 inches

Winter is here. Snow started falling around noon yesterday on Christmas Day and has snowed throughout the night. Hope everyone has a great weekend! Continue reading »

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Starting the Day

Starburst Sunrise

Starburst Sunrise

Paul shared a post about spending 30 minutes in the morning watching the wildlife and the sunrise. He described it as, “quite, cool, peaceful, orange … perfect.” “Perfect” always gets to me. It caused me to remember my early mornings of the past years. After showering and dressing I would spend most mornings reading the “news”. I started my day by filling my head with news about war, local and world crimes, political bull crap. On some pages I could see images of the next car they wanted me to in debt for, or see the competitive prices of potatoes and carrots between the local grocery stores. Then one morning it dawned on me reading the “news” was not the way I needed to start my day. So, I stopped reading the “news”, or watching it, over 20 years ago. And, I don’t miss it.

This past Monday morning one of the regular customers walked in to the coffee shop and wanted to know if we all new the latest news. Seems we had a rowdy weekend in town. Without asking, he passed on his latest “news”. A riot broke out at a large party on a cul-de-sac near campus. Luckily no one was injured. The next “news” he shared was about a shooting where a police officer was shot and wounded and the suspect was killed. This is not how I wanted to start the morning. The news he so desperately wanted to share was bad news and not good news? It seems like 1 in 20 stories in the paper are about good things.

I prefer to spend my mornings in a quiet and contemplative place. I have sacred place in my home where I sit and watch the sun rise. I quietly sip on my personally made latte. I read, journal and enjoy my time. Or, I can find a secluded place outside of town and watch the sunrise. I can listen to the sounds of nature rather than the trash truck. I can feel the coolness or warmth of the air and allow it all to penetrate my soul. With each of these, I feel I’m filling my mind and soul with better images to start the day

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