Friday, August 10, 2007

evolution of a sunrise

When I first arrived in the River Bottoms this morning, the moon was right up there basking in the beauty of the sun coming up.

This is why I take my camera with me when I ride.

It changes by the minute.

There's that red ball on the horizon that we call the sun!

Good morning, sunshine.

Now you know I couldn't resist including a shot of the mighty Missouri River, which seemed fuller today.  Either there is rain up north, or they've opened up something and turned more water loose (they do that, you know).

I was thinking, as I rode, that if people had to travel a thousand miles to see a pretty sunrise or sunset... if it weren't an almost everyday occurrence... we'd all be saving our money to go have a look at this miraculous sight.  But because it's with us so much, we miss its beauty by taking it for granted.



luvmort said...

We've had some gems 'round here.  My living room windows face east so, I get to see the sunrise right from the penthouse.  

rollinghillsides said...

Then too, there are those of us who 'snore' through the morning sunrise every day, ain't that a darned shame?  Can't remember seeing one since the day of my retirement ... I've become so lazy!  Not happy with myself, but lazy I am!  I so admire your enthusiasm for living LIFE!  Have a wonderful weekend.   Judy

magran42 said...

Spectacular works of God...the sunrise and the river.  Spectacular works of Mosie...the early morning ride and the pictures.  Thank You

lorinokla said...

wow! gorgeous photos as usual!!

the best sunrise I have ever witnessed has been from horseback too :) thnx for the photos.

I can understand how the river pulls you to it, it is so beautiful, mysterious, and strong all at the same time.

madcobug said...

What some beautifil pictures you got this morning. Thanks for sharing. Helen

marainey1 said...

GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE ! I love that for sure .  Just beautiful!  'On Ya' - ma

ickivic said...

Donna, these are THE most beautiful, inspirational, fabulous sunrise pictures I've EVER seen. Thank you so much for making my day brighter.  I've been wondering how you and Blue can see in the dark.  I so enjoyed the trip to the fair, looks like a great day.

therealslimemmy said...

those are beautiful shots
thanks for shairing

nay0114 said...

That is so true and it's ashamed that you don't learn that until you get older. I constantly try to show my grandson the sun, moon and stars. He loves to look for them now. The colors in that sunrise are breathtaking. Just beautiful. Thanks for catching it and sharing with us.
Take care, Chrissie

lanurseprn said...

Donna, these shots are just gorgeous!! What a wonderful way to start your day. You are very lucky!

cgtperkins said...

Beautiful. I have several pictures of sunsets.......have a hard time making it up for the sunrise.....LOL

helmswondermom said...

You're right about taking it for granted.  Very nice pictures.

fowfies said...

Those are breathtaking pictures. I love them. Where we used to live it was not open enough to see a sunrise on a horizon. When we went to the Atlantic coast in Florida I was up every morning before light to meet the sunrise...I loved it. Now that we live where it is open I can see the sunrise almost as well as seeing it come up over water..and I never tire of is so  beautiful to me.

jawojnar said...

Beautiful pictures.