Tuesday, October 23, 2007

My First Time

How many times do we really 'Stop and smell the roses". Really...
Taste, touch, sight, smell.

The taste of a fresh picked strawberry at Maynes farm during the summer.
The touch of my husbands hand.
The smell of my newborn daughter.
The sight of a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

I was running so late this morning and ran outback to call the dogs inside. The breeze was blowing and all I could hear was the wind through the trees and before me the most beautiful sunrise. I had my coffee in my hand and just leaned on the deck and watched it, thinking, I have never come on my deck before and actually stopped to watch the sunrise. It was my first time appreciating something that has happened 365 days a year for the past two years.

I remember my first beautiful Sunset that I stopped to appreciate. It was 2 years ago in North Carolina. I saw it from the balcony of a house we were renting and ran to the water to take a picture of it. Here it is:

I hope you enjoy it and I hope that it encourages you to take advantage of the simple pleasures in life.
I took a picture of the sunrise and will post tonight. Come back and see it okay!


RWA said...

Too many of us forget the "simple pleasures." Thanks for the reminder.

e.Craig said...

Great pic, Ellie. I've seen some beautiful sunrises and sunsets in my day. Fantastic eye candy.

Rock Chef said...

We have been having some great sunsets where I live, but I never have a camera :-(

Just Dave said...

Beautiful picture. On my first honeymoon, we stayed at a hotel in Galveston, Tx that was on a pier over the water. I left the balcony doors open the catch the breeze. I woke up at sunrise and there was fog low on the water. The sun was just hitting it and it looked like a sea of cotton candy. I wish I had a picture of that.