Monday, August 11, 2014

Like A Million Suns

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It is hard to be angry when one has seen the sun rise because it makes one feel so small and insignificant. It has been rising forever and will rise forever no matter what we do or do not do. All our problems are as nothing to the sun.
~ David Gemmell
One of the best regular occurrences here at the lake are the beautiful sunrises. Some days it's subtle. Sometimes the rain obliterates the sunrise. Other times the dawn is brilliant. This was one of the beauties





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The Sun will rise and set regardless. What we choose to do with the light while it's here is up to us. Journey wisely.
~ Alexandra Elle
Here's a bit of a closer look at the misty hills across the bay.





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Limitless undying love which shines around me like a million suns it calls me on and on across the universe.
~ John Lennon
Another lovely sunrise as seen through the screened in porch outside my bedroom.





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Universe is the Sun watching its own self.
~ Dejan Stojanovic
And again, the wonder of the dawn as seen from my bedroom.





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If there is nothing new under the sun, at least the sun itself is always new, always re-creating itself out of its own inexhaustible fire.
~ Michael Sims
I never seem to tire of the view. It changes every morning.





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Never look directly at the sun. Instead, look at the sunflower.
~ Vera Nazarian
The lovely flower that gets its name from the sun.





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I need sunflowers! I walk many miles, trying to find some. If they're fresh, I kiss their honey faces. If they're dried, I put them on my windowsill, where they continue glowing.
~ Klaus Kinski
Despite how it may appear, we don't have many sunflowers growing on the property. These kind of just happened as a result of feeding the birds.





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Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
~ H. G. Wells
One July day, I looked up to discover this lovely sun halo. My camera cooperated by allowing me to photograph pretty much what my eye saw.





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I want my words to illuminate like the sun, as I give my daily lecture on photosynthesis to my houseplants.
~ Jarod Kintz
Sigh!





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I wanted to do my part to help preserve that golden age of travel... I step aboard The Patron Tequila Express rail car, and I go back in time to the days when a long journey was something fun and very special. 
~John Paul DeJoria
Okay, so this last one isn't really sun-related. Unless, of course, you've ever had a Tequila Sunrise...


More coming up.. at some point.

57 comments:

Frank Baron said...

Beauty sunrise shots. And I really like the sideways sunflower close-up.

Karen said...

Gorgeous captures. Sunrise or sunset at the lake is wonderful. Your sunflowers are beautiful. And I have never seen a sunrise after drinking tequila the night before!

ADRIAN said...

It is an incredible place and these make up for the long winters.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Oh my, there is a photo in the middle, purple and orange pillowy clouds, wow!

Andy said...

The last one works best with a sunset.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Those are some incredible sunrises...wow. I love the fog in the pictures as well.

ellen abbott said...

Just about the only way I see sunrises is in pictures. Love the side view of the sunflower and the sun halo. The tequila's not bad either.

Country Girl said...

So beautiful, so peaceful. It kind of reminds me of the views in Maine when the sun comes up.
And that last photo? I had to chuckle.

Anvilcloud said...

You have some lovely, gentle sunrises. And I am very impressed with the side macro of the sunflower.

Brian Miller said...

beautiful sunrise...love how the water and the fog and the sun all play together to give us a bit of a magic show.....

we got sun flowers this year as well...i guess the birds left it as a treat or a thank you here as well...

Out on the prairie said...

I always let a few sunflowers stay around my house. I have lots of natives around my back forty.

Hilary said...

The only downside is that I would never want to sleep late......and miss it.

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful....I do love the pink ones...sunrises seem to be a promise of a fresh new day! We're on our fourth day of clouds and gloom! I want the sun back! ha.

Montanagirl said...

I really enjoy your blog. Your photography is sensational!!

DJan said...

Those sunrise pictures are so peaceful and calm. I love every last one. And the sunflower is like looking at the sun only better. :-)

messymimi said...

The sun shining through the bottle is lovely, though, as are all of your photographs!

Since the sunflowers grew from scattered birdseed, they are a lovely surprise for you.

TexWisGirl said...

love your view! love your shots! have had a tequila sunrise, but i'd prefer margaritas. :)

Kelly H-Y said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pics!

Kerri Farley said...

..... truly breathtaking!

Red said...

Nice word play on the last one! Yeh Eagles! Some great color in these sunrises.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh my! So gorgeous, each one. We are tequila connoisseurs and the Patron put a smile on my face. Good stuff!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful skies, beautiful beautiful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those gorgeous sunrises would make it easier to get up early.

yaya said...

Even a shot through a screen porch can't dim the beauty! It would be lovely to wake up to that view each day...enjoy! (and a super thanks for sharing it with us!)

Leah J. Utas said...

Gorgeous. I love the sunrise and yours are so beautiful.

Rita said...

I never realized that sunrises could be as breathtakingly beautiful as sunsets until I moved here. I never tire of them, either. Yours over the lake have mine beat, I must say...but I still love mine, too. LOL! ;)

Stephen Hayes said...

If I lived with you I'd be staring at that lake twenty-four hours a day. I don't see how you get anything done.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I so miss my lake. I am happy to watch you share yours.
Keep those sunrise and sunset photos. You'll find them gold one day.
I think I have a sunrise in my fridge! Be right back...

Daniel LaFrance said...

Such radiant morning views. It must bring a smile to your heart.

Jackie said...

Your photographs always allow me to sit back and breathe.... I take them in...and I breathe. What a feast for one's eyes.
Your quotations are lovely as your photos. Beautiful choices for the quotations. Thank you so much for sharing your world through your blog.
Love,
Jackie

Marianne said...

Stunning! I can see why you love living on the lakes

Barbara Shallue said...

These are all beauties...even the Patron! Thank you for sharing! I want to go plant some sunflowers now.

Maggie May said...

You are lucky to have such a view from your bedroom window.
Love the tequila bottle and glass.
Well....... all the photos are lovely!
Maggie x

Nuts in May

lime said...

so beautiful and serene looking. aaaahhhh.

Mage said...

That sounds like sun to me.. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

I need sunflowers too!
We had some beauties that were just about to bloom. Unfortunately, the deer made a meal of them. :-(
These photographs are beautiful, Hilary.

Sandy Carlson said...

Those sunrise shots. Can't get enough of them! Never the same, always the same...And they always feel great.

(The Wiley Cash books are page-turners. The characters aren't deep, but the place they come from as real, and you can fill in the blanks from there. I think they're great fun.)

Tammie Lee said...

whoa, so many gorgeous photos
each and every even the last one!

Friko said...

I can’t see how you ever do anything else but await the sunrise.

Beautiful.

PS: I have much ess trouble reading the text. Have you done something about it? It seems darker.

Daryl said...

all just a lovely escape for me from my morning views of cityscapes

Indrani said...

Great series Hilary.
I liked the macro of the sunflower. :)
Have a happy weekend!

Lady Lilith said...

What great shots. I love the closeness of the sunflower. It is great.

E. Angelina said...

Living by water is priceless and view of yours is outstanding.

I often forget to look up and appreciate our view, but when I do, it never fails to give me a nature show changing ever so slightly as the sun and clouds dance across the sky. :)

ladyfi said...

Wow - magical series of shots.

sage said...

I am going to have to fight homesickness for the north woods whenever I visit your blog. Nice photos!

photowannabe said...

As you said...The Wonder of Sunrise.
Breathtaking
Stunning
Creation at its best....

Michael Manning said...

Such beautiful pastel colors, Hilary! The Sunflower became my favorite as a child and remains so today for the radiance of life it projects!

Glo said...

Sun beaming, streaming, the world glowing
Enlightened

Linda said...

I love all the shades of the sunrise, tequila or otherwise. ;)

Mandy Southgate said...

Such amazing photos, quotes and words. I lived by a lake once. I have fond memories and your lovely post reminded me of that.

Saz said...

wonderful shots and er shots..er tequila lush!! sazx

Saz said...

oh and stunned to see mum/moannie smiling at me from your sidebar...my heart missed a beat...but lovely to see her unexpectedly...didnt think she would still be there saz xx

Eddie Bluelights said...

Beautiful photos
Liked No 3 best
Eddie . . . :)

Kat said...

Wow. Absolutely gorgeous! You've got quite the view! What amazing sunrises! :)

Slamdunk said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful colors with us. Just back from a vacation and could not wait to see the sunrise over the water each morning of our trip.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Beautiful shots Hilary. The sunrises there are gorgeous.

Wendy said...

Beautiful shots! Nice to wake up to those views of the lake - and the birdhouse too!

Glad to see you are enjoying your new home.