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At the beginning of the day

Moon and clouds meet early in the morning
Moon and clouds meet early in the morning

The beginning is always today.

~ Mary Shelley

Sunrise this morning
Sunrise this morning

At the beginning of the day, just before the sun came up over the lagoon, the world was frosty and quiet.  Even the early birds were silent, waiting to see what wonders Sun and Moon would create in the sky.

In the front yard
In the front yard

We don’t have the aurora borealis this far south, but colors still like to play in the clouds at dawn.  Aurora, the Goddess of Dawn, and Boreas, God of North Wind, dance with each other, swirling and painting, playing dress-up in the sky.

December moon leaving at sunrise.
December moon leaving at sunrise.

The moonlight was soft this morning, almost fluid, with its veil of thin clouds.

In living color
In living color

Have you ever seen the dawn?  Not a dawn groggy with lack of sleep or hectic with mindless obligations and you about the rush off on an early adventure or business, but full of deep silence and absolute clarity of perception?  A dawning which you truly observe, degree by degree.  It is the most amazing moment of birth.  And more than anything it can spur you to action.  Have a burning day.

~ Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Beautiful Aurora
Beautiful Aurora

The sunrise was soft and fluid, too, reflecting on the delicate layer of ice on the lagoon.

December 2013 006a
Beginning

Light and color spread, the world beginning to brighten and take shape once again.

Awakening
Awakening

I sometimes wonder if the world reassembles itself each day, just as the sun rises and the moon sets.

Even the trees watch
Even the trees watch

Thank you for watching the sunrise with me today.  It’s been a lovely day here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch.  Warm, sunny, with a few thin wisps of cloud overhead.  A perfect, outdoors kind of day.  Alas, I spent most of it indoors, either at home or running errands.  There is still some daylight left, so let’s head out to the dock and see what sunset has to offer.

Pine needles and sky
Pine needles and sky

Be good, be kind, be loving.  Just Be.  🙂

Worth waking up early
Worth waking up early

The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.

~ Ralph Ellison

One last look
One last look
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Author:

Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

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