Nearly Wordless Wednesday

We can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited in the darkness. ~Author Unknown

‘Red sky in morning

Sailors take warning.’

A fiery red in the morning sky is said to indicate a high pressure system (good weather) moving away, leaving rain in its wake.

‘A dappled sky, like a painted woman, soon changes its face.’

Mackerel skies (which resemble fish scales) foretell a changing weather pattern.

Looks like more rain.

A Blushing Sunrise

Sunrise Nov. 2, 2016, 7:12 a.m., Central Illinois

Blessed to be alive

Enjoying a spectacular sunrise

Giving thanks to the Creator

In all ways bounteous and wise.

New beginning, new day

New shades of pink and gray

In the heavens a feast

Never tire of the splendor

Glorious gobstoppers of color

Sticking around for mere seconds.

Note: This is my take on Rise/Set, WordPress’s Photo Challenge for the week. We’re supposed to feature either a sunrise or a sunset, trying to show what that time of day means to us. I’ll be taking a few days off to celebrate the upcoming holiday — Happy Easter, my friends!

Terrific Tuesday

The switch from Daylight Saving Time back to regular time has my Darling Doggie Dallas a bit confused.

These days, when he first goes outside to greet the morning, it’s not stars and nighttime sky we’re seeing. It’s the beginning of a sunrise.

Even though we’re getting out about the same time as previously.

Monday morning’s edition was a doosy, too.  Just see for yourselves:

Between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m., Nov. 5, 2012

Just a few minutes later, same date

I know red skies in the morning are supposed to signify the approach of bad weather, but who wants to think about that?

Not when there are such beautiful colors, all painted together and offering the promise of a new day.

Maybe we’ll try getting up a wee bit earlier next time, so we can catch the whole show!