Light Breaks Through

Have I mentioned lately how much I love early mornings?  I mean real early ~ like predawn early.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned (just a few dozens of times) before how the windows in my room face east and how much I love watching the sun come up.  I’ve probably also mentioned how I used to be more of a sunset person and how now I’ve become more of a sunrise person, although I love them both.  I suppose as life changes and routines get rearranged, these are some of the things that gradually get reshaped too.

Anyway, it’s a beautiful winter morning here.  We had another snowstorm the other day and fresh snow always sets such a hush and quietness over everything, I love it.  As I’m sitting here at the moment drinking my warm cup, the sun is just beginning to come up and the icy branches of my tree are glistening in the sunlight, it’s a dazzling sight and fills my heart with gratitude and hope.

To me, the sunrise embodies hope.  And new beginnings.  Two things we all need.  I know I do.

I’ve had a rough few days here recently, filled with much worry and stress, but as this new day dawns and the light breaks through, I feel hopeful that today will be better.

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May this day be filled with hope for you too.  As well as…

✿~Peace & Love~✿

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43 responses to “Light Breaks Through

  1. That image is stunning. Perfect.

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  2. amazing Blog,nice to be here,Regards

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  3. This photo is absolutely beautiful! I hope it eased your stress

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  4. Wow! What a gorgeous photo!! God is so awesome and you are a wonderful photographer!! God bless!! Hope your days are full of God’s blessings and peace 🙂

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  5. How beautiful is that… I do love the sunrises and sets… I’m normally up before the dawn light starts, and to watch that whole day dawning, is to me miraculous… nothing better, except when enjoyed with a cuppa tea and a cigarette…

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  6. Lovely post and photo Julie, hope today’s a bit calmer for you x

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  7. Gorgeous again, Jewels! I’ve tried to photograph our window frosts, and I do not have your skill, or mine just aren’t as pretty, or somethin! I so enjoy yours!
    I don’t mind being a sunrise person, as long as there’s a nap 🙂

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  8. Julie. I share your love of sunrises. I have been waking friends on beach vacations to see the sunrise since I was a teen. Once my kids reached their teens we would stay up all night on New Year’s Eve to watch the sunrise on the first day of the New Year. Now I have started a tradition with my grandkids – taking each of them separately on a special sunrise picnic. It is truly such a peaceful and optimistic time of day.
    Hope that the day you wrote this turned out to be less stressful and more worry-free.
    I am such an admirer of your photography. It is absolutely beautiful.
    Peace and love,
    Jan

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    • What a wonderful idea to stay up all night to watch the sun come up on the first day of the New Year, but I’m sort of a lightweight though when it comes to pulling all-nighters, I do love my sleep. 😉 And what a lovely tradition to now have special sunrise picnics with your grandkids. I agree… sunrise really is a peaceful and optimistic time of day.
      My day was much less stressful, thanks!
      And thank you so much, Jan, I really appreciate that and I’m so glad you like it. I’m no real photographer by any means, but I do so enjoy trying to capture beautiful things with my camera, especially things of nature, my greatest inspiration.
      Peace and love to you too! ♥

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  9. Hope of the rising Son is just what I need today. 💜

    Sent from my iPhone

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  10. I think that has to be one of your best pictures yet. Love it! Glad to hear your day got better. 🙂

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  11. Beautiful winter sunrise photo! I love to see sunrises as well. I only see them on clear winter days here (the rest of the year the sun rises behind a row of trees on the east side of my house and it’s usually cloudy anyway) so when I do get to see them it’s a rare treat. I hope today is a better day for you and that the stressful situation works out the way you wish. Take care! Hugs!

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    • Thanks so much, Trisha! Today was better and less stressful. My Rachael had oral surgery the other day so it’s been a pretty rough couple of days, but she’s doing a bit better now so so am I. 😉 Hope you’re doing alright there, hugs to you too! ♥

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  12. Sunrises (and sunsets) are so beautiful. I wish I had windows that faced east and west but I’m stuck with a southern one. During a snow storm, have you ever went outside and just stood there looking at the snow falling? I did that with our last snow storm and it was just so calming. A beautiful sight to see, for sure. I hope your day has been better! 🙂

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    • They sure are. Oh south facing windows would be nice ~ good for growing things indoors. 😉 I only have two windows in the house that face south and neither are well suited for growing plants. Yes, I have went and stood outside during a snowstorm ~ just the other day, in fact. It was at night, but the sky was lightened up by the snow-filled clouds, it was very calming and beautiful, had it not been so cold I would have stayed out there longer. Thanks so much Gabby, it was. 😀

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      • Oh yes, most of the windows in our inside porch are south facing so I usually end up growing my herbs there. The only bad thing, in the summer my bedroom gets WAY too hot since it’s south facing, it’s horrific. Another beautiful sight is the snow glittering against the sun. I absolutely love sunny days in the winter for that reason.

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  13. Beautiful, I love a sunrise as you say it brings a newness and hope to life, something we all need. I too have been dealing with a lot of stress and I find getting out with my camera on my own brings me a certain calmness.

    Karen.

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    • Thank you, Karen. I know what you mean, I think being behind the camera lens really helps ones perspective ~ literally and figuratively. 😉 I enjoy taking photographs so much, of course… I would prefer being outside doing it, but I’ll take what I can get, and right now that’s the frost on my windows. 😀 Hope your stress improves soon. x

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  14. I love sunrises. I am up early most mornings my norm is 4-5:00 a.m. I have never been a late sleeper but I did use to get up around 6-7 LOL. I think the winter time is a tough time of year. We do not get the warmth of the sun as much and we have far to many dreary rainy days. My favorite time of the year is spring then summer and last early fall. They all offer something I like. Winter I freeze the entire time and we do not get snow here in our part of Texas. I prefer temperatures in the range of 70-75 I think those are ideal.

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    • 4:00 a.m? Wow, now that’s a bit too early for me! Even if I’m awake, I usually linger in bed as long as possible, but the desire for coffee has me up by 6 or 7. I do so love the quietness of mornings, before the rest of the world awakes. 🙂 Winters here do get long, but we have lots of bright sunny days and the blue of the sky amidst the white of the snow is so lovely. My spring fever will probably be kicking in soon though. 😉 My goal is always just to try to be content and find the beauty in each day. I’ve never been to Texas, I always think of it as being desert-like, I agree… 70-75 are ideal.

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  15. Beautiful Julie! Those quiet times are just wonderful and the new beginnings with dawn really strike a chord with me. However, it’s a bit early for me LOL. I like very late nights – after midnight. All is dark and quiet. I love that. Hoping things improve a little for you, Julie. I don’t like to think of you with stress and worry so I’m sending a big Hug from the UK. Much love to you xx

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    • Thanks Ruth! I used to like staying up late too, after everyone had gone to sleep, such a quiet and restful time to reflect on the day. When I lived out in the country I especially loved being outside really late at night (morning actually) and laying out under the stars, contemplating the universe and my place in it. But now living in the inner city, the twinkling stars in the night sky are dramatically dimmed by the city lights, not to mention that it isn’t exactly safe being out at night here. 😉
      Thanks so much, things have improved a bit, there’s just a lot going on in my little world over here. A big Hug is coming right back at you, Ruth! And much love too! xx

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  16. Stunning capture! I hope things are improving for you. 🙂

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  17. Hang in there! Spring is on the way!!! (Eventually!)

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