Thursday, September 16, 2010

Skywatch Friday Thoughts and More

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 Autumn is just around the corner.  It is my favorite time of the year.  I don't expect the colors to be that great this year, due to a long, hot, dry summer.  There are a lot of dead trees in the woods because of the heat and lack of water.  Still, autumn can provide some of the nicer sunrise and sunset photo opportunities.

 I captured these two shots on the way to work the other morning.  I try to keep a point and shoot camera in the car at all times.  You just never know when the next great photo will appear.

Happy Birthday Big Guy!

The Big Guy turned seven yesterday.  He's the only grandson and he has three older sisters.  Pray for him, please.  We had pizza, cake, and ice-cream...all of the basic food groups.  It was a school night, so a real party is scheduled for next week-end.
Sunrise reminds me that each morning is a new beginning.  A new day has arrived and it is filled with opportunities and choices. I read something the other day that said we should start each day by making the Devil say,"Oh no, he's up."  I like that.  Unfortunately, most of my mornings do not strike fear into the heart of Satan.  In fact, I doubt if I cause him much concern.  How about you?  God is constantly reminding me of His love for me, His concern for my welfare, and His desire to spend time with me.  I need to do a better job of holding up my end of the relationship.  Like everyone else, there was a time in my life when I was lost and separated from God.  It was His love that saved me.  Like the song says, "Love Lifted Me."  Enjoy.  Have a great week-end.  Come back for a new week.


  1. nice shot! and colorful one

  2. Beautiful skies. Pretty nice looking kid, too.

  3. Lovely skies, - the light is quite beautiful.

    Beautiful grandchild too, bless him, and I enjoyed the hymn.

  4. «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.

    «Louis» grew up in the Texas Panhandle; lived in Oklahoma City for three years before being transplanted to the Left Coast.

  5. Beautiful skies. I am also ready for autumn. Happy Birthday to the beautiful Big Guy!

  6. Driller: Neat sky shots with a neat Sun. Happy birthday to the little one.

  7. Driler...Thanks for visiting my Buttons for Baga blog and commenting on my sunrise at the beach. Your shots of the sky on your way to work are the most unusual I have ever seen...BEAUTIFUL! They are mind boggling. I have started a new blog focusing only on my journey with Please stop by as I would love to have your input.

  8. Happy Birthday to Big Guy! I hope that he has a great "real party."

    Great photo. I love Fall also. The sun is lower the light is softer. Plus after the first freeze I can pursue my geocaching hobby a little harder in the more remote areas.

  9. Happy birthday, child!

    Beautiful photos.

  10. Missed the big guys birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY