Monday, May 24, 2010

What a sunrise means to me

Is it even possible to put into words what it means to me to watch a sun rise? I have thought about it for several days now and I believe I can sum it up like this: I did more living in those few minutes than most people did all weekend. I watched the Creator of this world mix a palette of colors for me and cast them across the sky above this bayou in north Warren County. And it happened so quickly that it can take your breath away! He starts out with dark blues and purples, then adds a touch of orange, then dabs on bits and pieces of yellow just before throwing a whole can of golden flakes across the water! Wow! All the while, the clouds are billowing, the warm air drifts across the grass and water, the sounds of nature compete for my attention. And through it all, a lone heron makes its way across the sky (look for it in one of the photos!).

Oh, Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder, consider all the worlds thy hands have made....


  1. Marty, thank you for sharing that magnificent sunrise through these pictures. They are truly breathtaking. But, even more, thank you for sharing the emotions you experienced while watching it unfold before your eyes and through your camera lens.

    What a beautiful and inspiring way to start my day.

  2. i love the pictures, i love the words. speechless i have become when i saw and imagine seeing these pictures alive. thanks for sharing them ",) make me more grateful about God's wonderful creations. they are so inspirational.