Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sunrise on the Beach

Sunrises are always beautiful regardless of where one is viewed. However, to me they seem more magical when there's water involved. Especially dynamic coastal waters with waves and foam, splashing and loud and salty with reflections of color and light that shifts with the rise and fall of the tide.

Jess and I rose at 5:15am and switched on the coffee maker which we'd set up the night before to save time. Sand colored coffee cups in one hand, cameras around our necks we struck off for the beach in the early morning gloom. Not another soul was stirring. The waking beach and ocean were grayed violet blue, the sky the color of a pale opal. A diminishing thunderhead to the east blocked the sunrise for the longest time.

The opposite direction demanded attention as a vase of blue pushed upward into the sky, water and sand reflecting the spectacle in symphony.

Jessica was spellbound, meditative. I left her alone to her thoughts as she stared eastward awaiting the sun's arrival.

The scattering, dark clouds began exhibiting pink-silver linings, a glorious announcement that things were about to change.

The sun breaks free of the clouds and the beach lights up...

...as do the waves, water and foam.

We both stop walking and watch the show, committing the smells and sounds to memory.

As the waters dance...

...and create joyful beauty.

Soak it in.

8 comments:

Jenny said...

I found myself taking a lovely deep calming breath whilst reading this post after a long days work! Thanks Debi

Bird Girl said...

Ahhh....I felt as if I were there...watching the sunrise with you and Jessica! These are gorgeous and so relaxing - I almost feel like you hypnotized me...strange.......

blog with no name said...

A very peaceful scene... Thanks for the calm moment...

Eve said...

Beautiful Debi! Simply beautiful!

Gaelyn said...

That is drop dead gorgeous! Great sequence and I'm sure a wonderful walk.

The Garden Ms. S said...

How relaxing and joyful! An opal sky indeed. Lovely.

Deborah Carr said...

The wonder of it is that this peaceful miracle takes place every morning, in every place around the world.

Just think how many miracles we've slept through.

wcgillian said...

Beautiful pics!

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