Fantastic Friday: Sunrise, Sunset

Welcome! I’m adding a new Friday feature to my blog: Fantastic Friday. Watching the news and even scrolling down the Facebook feed, it’s so easy to encounter negative stories, complaints, and attacks. I found myself wishing people would take the time to share more positive things. And then I remembered: change starts with me! So here it is, the first of my Fantastic Friday feature. Each Friday, I’ll be highlighting something happy, funny, cute, or something for which I am grateful. If you find a story to share, please shoot me an email, and maybe I’ll feature it.

Today, I’m featuring some pictures I was lucky enough to take last week. On February 7th, I was blessed to be able to watch the sun rise and set–right from my neighborhood. Although it’s easy to complain about the cold of winter, there is a benefit: the leafless trees make the sunrise visible to me. In the summertime, the sunrise is hidden behind leaves.

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When I went to let the dogs out last week, I noticed a fire in the sky: the sunrise. I decided to stay and watch it.

 

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While waiting for the sun, Yoda made sure the birds stayed away from the bird feeder.

I was reminded of the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay,” by Robert Frost. I often ask my students: if the sky looked pink and purple and red and gold all the time, would sunrises and sunsets mean anything to us? What do you think?

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Nature's painting. The perfect way to start the day.

Nature’s painting. The perfect way to start the day.

And despite a hectic day, I was able to get home and let the dogs out in time to see that nature wasn’t finished with its majesty. I was a bit late with the camera, but I managed to catch the last rays of the sun:

IMG_4877On a day when I can witness two such “golden” moments, I cannot help but feel blessed.

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