Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Color of the Morning


Autumn is slipping quickly into Winter and the days are becoming shorter. With so much to do, the short amount of daylight is deceiving and by 5:30 PM, I have been feeling like it is bedtime.

Pre-dawn Light
December 13, 2016
With that backdrop, rewind to yesterday morning as I was coming out of the gym after playing racquetball. 

It was dark, but on the eastern horizon the first rays of light from the rising sun were silhouetting the bare branches of the trees and beginning wake the world. The street light was casting its cold illumination onto the parking lot, but was soon eclipsed by the gathering rays of the still hidden sun.

I admit, I felt funny standing in the parking lot taking a picture of the darkness. But seeing the first colors of the day reminded me that all is not dark and that the light returns to the world with each new morning. From the first rays of the morning, the light strengthens and the world wakes. 

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD
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