Astounded At Sunrise

October sunrise at Tuckaway Farm. "Be still and know that I am God."It was breathtaking. I’d been sitting at my desk in the early morning hours with a cup of coffee. I was perusing the latest news online when suddenly, I was bathed in pink light. I turned to the window. Then I grabbed my camera and ran outside. Raindrops plopped on my head, just one or two, here and there.

I think it was the most beautiful sunrise I’ve ever witnessed. It went from rosy pink to virulent orange. The brightness was intense. The blue sky beyond the fiery glow was a perfect turquoise, and above the barn, it seemed as though roaring fires created a dancing, smoky patina in the sky. Words cannot describe and the camera can’t do it justice, though we tried. It was … spectacular, and yet that words seems inadequate. Wow.

It’s Friday, friends. I’ve been dragging my carcass through this week. My brain hurts. The kids are tired, too. I think it’s time for some homemade hospitality. We all need a clean house, folded laundry and some really tasty, soothing meals enjoyed around the table. Maybe a game or three of Dutch Blitz. We need laughter and companionship and no place to go. It’s time to pamper my people and give them solace from the busy week past and the Saturday ahead.

And then Sunday I’m ditching the whole shebang to go to an antiques show with my sister.

I’ll tell you all about it, don’t worry. For now, though, enjoy the sunrise. Have a productive day. I’m going to go plan a tasty meal … I’m thinking onion cheese pie, beef skewers and brownies for dessert. And for the rest of the weekend? Hmm. Check back tomorrow for some tasty recipes!

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    Robyn October 17, 2014 (7:29 am)


    I know exactly what you are talking about …. turquoise sky? Wednesday evening I took the dogs for a walk to the mailbox (our driveway is a little over a mile long). The clouds, lighting, sky and sunset was amazing. The western sky clouds were underlayed with pink and orange. The eastern sky was turquoise. Not blue but specifically turquoise. No camera and by the time I got home it was dark. I can picture your sunrise and am glad you had a camera!

    Enjoy your weekend and have fun with your sister.

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      Jennifer Kiko October 17, 2014 (7:53 am)

      I always think October (or maybe autumn in general) has the best sunrises and sunsets. They’re breathtaking. I’m so glad you enjoyed a turquoise sky, too! Best weekend wishes to you and yours, Robyn!