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In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Golden Hour.”
The Golden Hour of sunrise is truly a magnificent sight to witness! Breathtaking, with its kaleidoscope of colors, spreading seductively, across the darkened skyscape, illuminating the entire horizon, bathing it, with luminous light, eradicating traces, from the earlier darkness. All the while, the circular, glowing orb of sunlight, continues to rise among the mural of multicolored natural beauty. The star, of nature’s daily, dance of grace.
Unfortunately, I am not much of an early riser myself. I abhor mornings! I would much rather be up late, to the early hours of the morning and sleep late. Although, once in a blue moon, my body just won’t let me sleep in the morning, or in some cases, it’s my cat, crying at my bedroom door, demanding that it be opened, in order for him to procure additional treats, or to obtain water from the sink, despite having his own full bowl downstairs. Either way, he demands in! I can’t ignore a crying kitty at my bedroom door after all! :) Needless to say, whether it’s my body refusing to stay asleep, or my cat at my door, I have been privileged to view quite a few sunrises. Each one stunning, each one unique! Should you ever be awake at 5:30 AM, be certain to grab a camera, or your Smartphone, and capture it’s exquisite beauty yourself!
During the cold months of winter our thoughts turn to those warm summer days as the temperature drops. We tend to search out different forms of warmth in order to stave off the chill of winter. Pictured below is my favorite way to keep warm when temperatures drop.
Do you ever consider how the sunset creates such spectacular shades of color? I often do and when I photograph a particularly magnificent sunset, I can’t help but marvel at the glorious beauty before me. I know scientific minded folks will say the colors result from the temperature of the atmosphere or ice crystals reflecting the setting sun. I choose to believe that Mother Nature has an amazing palette of colors she paints the sky to show humans the beauty found in the world if they only took time to admire it. Sunsets are magical to me in their kaleidoscopic spectrum. They signify day’s end, in a splendid show of shades! Next time you view a stunning sunset, think not only of its beauty, but the factors that went into creating these amazing colors! You will never take another sunset for granted again!