Thursday, December 08, 2011

All I've Seen Lately

The only outdoors I've seen lately has been the Gulf sunrise as I get to work on the island and the Gulf sunset as I leave the island.

This mornings sunrise, combined with fantastic expanses of low tide mudflats, ... well, it was just too much to ignore.


So, I pulled over on the skinny causeway that snakes across the marsh and ties the island to the mainland.
Camera in hand, I crossed the road to a break in the mangroves where I could photograph the sun's entrance.
It was not the kind of sunrise scene you ignore or take for granted.
Sparkling, crisp air, tinted mud, glowing puddles of Gulf water, ... was there really anything at work so vital that three or 4 minutes spent here would be seen as 'wasted time"?

Don't think so.
Heck, I was early anyway and this seemed to be my reward for getting to work long before I really have to be there.


There are rewards for working late too.
It turns out, not only does the Sun rise , but it also sets.

It's a WIN-WIN situation.


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love them, glad you were able to enjoy a few min. but it is really hard to leave. You just want to sit and watch and see how the light and colors change.

threecollie said...

Glorious! lovely and fine. Always take those "stolen" moments. You never know when you might need them.

Word verification is flyingso, which seems fitting.

Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures FC! Can't wait til we can do that!
Lightnin

Thunder Dave said...

It's always a special day when you get to see them both!

robin andrea said...

Beautiful beginning and beautiful end to the day.

edifice rex said...

Wow!!! beautiful photos!

Floridacracker said...

Anon,
Very true.

3Collie,
You are right and I definitely need them!

Thunder and Lightning,
Soon, very soon.


Robin,
Different every day, lovely every day.

Annie,
Hey thanks!
So glad that your handmade pottery biz is taking off!