Jul 5, 2010

5 AM July 4th and At The Close of the Same Day


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Getting up early in the morning is a gift I give to myself.   Everything looks so clean and fresh and made just for me as usually no one else is there with which to enjoy it.  The solitude mid such beauty never fails to put me in a worshipful mind that seems clearer than normal, more open.  Seeing what is before me on the horizon and in the water's edge at my feet brings the large and the small together as a unified thing.  This is my cathedral. 






 Mist rises from the far side of East Creek as a pair of osprey greet the sun with their new young.





Trumpet flowers frame a sailboat moored on the Great Peconic Bay between Cutchogue and New Suffolk.




Long morning shadows.
It won't be too long before many of the kayaks will be out on the water for a holiday paddle.





The setting sun provided it's own pyrotechnics before fireworks began.  Later, the rim of the bay was outlined by many displays as neighborhood groups came out to enjoy the color and balmy weather.








 

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25 comments:

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

These photos are absolutely break taking. I would have loved to be one of the kayakers there!

Shirley said...

I too love early mornings for the serenity and solitude. There's nothing quite like it.

Beautiful photography!

J Bar said...

That's so beautiful.

Sylvia K said...

It is wonderful having one's own cathedral isn't it? I have mine here in Seattle so I do relate! Your photos are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing the beauty. Have a great week, Mark!

Sylvia

Luna Miranda said...

these are glorious photos! the light is amazingly beautiful! thanks for sharing your early mornings.

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

I'm a Port Jefferson girl! Thanks for the very colorful post. I miss the sunsets.

TC said...

I love early morning but as an insomniac that doesn't sleep well till like 3 am morning doesn't like me.
BEAUTIFUL photos, thanks for sharing.

LadyFi said...

What magical pictures. They took my breath away.

Lucka said...

Breathtaking shots! Beautiful colors.

Boom Nisanart said...

Wonderful photos : )

ksdoolittle said...

I am an early riser, as well, but could never explain the reason why quite so eloquently as you did here. Superb photos. ~karen

Jenn said...

Oh the rewards of waking up at dawn. Exquisite captures. Love it!

Regina said...

Wow truly amazing and gorgeous!
Love those scenes.
Thank you for sharing.

R e g i n a

J. Evan Kreider said...

Short nights, eh?

Zen said...

Your photos never cease to amaze me. They're so beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great collection of photographs.

Your pics are always carefully composed and very interesting.

Roberto Machado Alves said...

Really, it's a great gift. Great shots. Stunning. I'm brazilian and here,in Brazil, we have beautiful sunrises too.

greetings, Roberto
http://clicksderoberto.blogspot.com

DrillerAA09 said...

This is one incredible photo set.

Al said...

What a stunning series of photos! I know what you mean about the early morning - it's a special time of day.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

magic shots...all of them...CONGRATS
http://graceolsson.com/blog/2010/07/looking-the-sky

Leena said...

I would like see those colourful mornings in person. Two last photos are beautifully promising a wonderful day.

I am awake during summers until 2 am when we can see all those changing colours at lake in our summer place.
The sun is rising then ( tomorrow morning 3.22am :) behind the hill, so, I can not see it, I am sleeping then.

Nice weekend to you and beautiful colours!

Stephen Loucka said...

Thank you for sharing your photo's of Long Island with us. You have an amazing "eye". My Mom lives in Southold, so many of your photo's are very familiar to me. Again.. thank you for sharing your gift.

matthew houskeeper said...

The light in these photos is really amazing!
Nice job.

Brenda's Arizona said...

I can see why this is your cathedral. What a wonderful place for thoughts/meditations and observations. Thank you for sharing.

Evelyn said...

The skies are amazing. Love those colours.