Sunday, January 2, 2011

A New Dawn... a New Year! Happy 2011, ALL!

On days when my little one (who happens to be a head taller than me!) needs that extra 15 minutes on the snooze button, I willingly agree (most of the time!) to drive her into school. Especially on clear mornings when I know the sunrise will be worth capturing on film.

A detour through this reservoir is my reward on the way home. If I'm not too lazy, I'm dressed properly for a little hike along the shore. But, more often than not, I'm in my winter boots and robe. After all, who's nutty enough to be out and trekking about at 7am?! Well, other than yours truly!

But for the last sunrise of 2010, I ventured out for that purpose alone. Memories of warm breezes and tropical palms are fading fast but I'm not complaining. Sunscapes framed by white pines are just as intense and heartwarming. Beauty from a different kind of shoreline.

And just when I was thinking...what a shame, no one else is witnessing this amazing view...I spy a lone fisherman. He rowed out and with a turn of the oars, put himself smack center of my lens...haha! I wanted to wave and shout "Hi! Isn't the sky gorgeous?!"...forgetting about my wardrobe for a second, but he was quite a distance away...thank goodness!

As I sat there daydreaming and snapping away, my ever dependable camera allowed this one last shot before the battery gave out! How's that for good timing?

Wishing you all a beautiful start to a year filled with peace, blessings and love!


  1. Your sunrise/sunset shots always make it look like you live on some other Earth than I do.

  2. Wow Lynn what glorious images. That would just have to make your morning so much brighter. Great shots!

  3. What a glorious morning Lynn, it really renews your faith!

  4. so gorgeous...and you were one brave, hot little mama out there capturing it all for us :)

    Happy 2011 to you all

    Much love chica


  5. Lynn these are fabulous Happy New Year can't wait to see all wonderful things 2011 will bring !
    hugs from Savannah, Cherry

  6. Lovely and so is the music~gail

  7. What stunningly beautiful photos! So peaceful and inspiring.

    Hope 2011 is a lovely year for you, Lynn.

  8. Thanks, Kelly! Haha...maybe you're just not nutty like me...always chasing 'em down with my camera ;)

    Hi Lona! Happy New Year!

    Hey Ms. Robin, it does, doesn't it?! Don't laugh but I easily cry at such beautiful views and my soul soars just as high as those birds ;)

  9. I don't know about being brave, but thanks, Rene! And right back atcha!

    Warms hugs from NJ to you,too, Cherry!

    Gail, you're soo sweet, thank you!

    Thanks, Ingrid. A lovely year...yes, we could all use that. Appreciate your visit ;)

  10. wow, how do you do that? These so pretty.

  11. What a beautiful set of photographs! How long did it take for you to decide to finally go indoors??

  12. I am laughing at the thought of you out there taking photos with your bathrobe on. I'm glad you did! What beautiful views of the sky, water, birds, boat, etc!

    I frequently ask folks if they've noticed how beautiful the sky is.


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