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Seeing The Sun Rise Once Again

It’s been a week of typical English weather, cold, wet and windy, but in between the cloudy mornings there have been the occasional glimpse of a sunrise and as the days get longer I have managed to witness a few this week.

Morning Flight

Morning Flight

Peach Skies

Peach Skies

Clouds in Blue

Clouds in Blue

From Behind The Trees

From Behind The Trees

Morning Burning

Morning Burning

Burning Clouds

Burning Clouds

Over Calm Waters

Over Calm Waters

Burning Skies

Burning Skies

In Blue Skies

In Blue Skies

In Flight

In Flight

GOLDEN SKIES by SEABIRD
Woke up this morning to find you crying
Loneliness it don’t look good on you
Sing little bird ’til your wings feel like trying
I promise someday soon I’ll see you through

I wanna see you tonight for the morning is coming
See you delight in yourself and in your heart
You gotta know you can fly above the storms
They come without warning
The fire you ride is burning brighter you will find

The weight of the world on your such little shoulders
A weight I should’ve carried from the start
I’m sorry there were times when these arms couldn’t hold you
But my mistakes don’t make you who you are
And don’t let them make you who are you

I wanna see you tonight
Keeping on for the morning is coming
See you delight in yourself and in your heart
You gotta know you can fly above the storms
Oh, they come without warning
The fire you ride is burning brighter you will find

Your golden skies, your golden skies
Love to watch you fly
Love to watch you fly
Love to watch you fly
Love to watch you fly
Love to watch you fly
(Your golden, your golden skies…)

Your golden skies, your golden skies
Love to watch you fly
Love to watch you fly
Your golden skies, your golden skies

Up, Another Great Sunrise

Weekly Photo Challenge – Up

A bit of strange start to the morning, despite the warm weather this week there was a deep frost this morning, but the day moved on to probably the best day of the year so far, so good I even brought the shorts today and gave the little legs a bit of air, sadly I have no pictures of those to dare, not a great sight to be honest, so just the morning sunrise to share.

Orange Dawns

Orange Dawns

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Early Rays

Early Rays

Highlighting The Cloud

Highlighting The Cloud

Between The Trees

Between The Trees

Peace On The Lake

Peace On The Lake

Climbing Above The Mist

Climbing Above The Mist

Look beyond the old you
Everything you held to
Oh, you don’t need it anymore
Welcome to daylight
Open your eyes
When the light breaks out like a midnight sun
Blazing right in front of you
Life is here and now and it’s just begun
Your destiny is breaking through
Welcome to daylight
(Welcome To Daylight by Luminate)

Light In The Week

The weather this week has been it’s usual changeable self, here in the UK, it’s what you get and you never really get used to it.

The wind has been a major factor during the week, not great for walking in, but on the upside we have sold a lot of replacement fence panels at work this week!

Light Beyond

Light Beyond

Wednesday’s sunrise was the probably the most interesting for a long time, it was a great walk, a walk where my mind was taken by the process of writing my poem “A Prayer for Alice”, the words that morning were bouncing around my head as I walked and indeed all day, I couldn’t get them out of my mind, I was writing in spare moments at work until I completed it that evening, but more an Alice later.  The sunrise was a deep red upon the clouds, the images below were taken at the same place as the photo that forms the banner at the top of my blog, taken from the top of Beacon Hill, once again a similar effect, absolutely stunning.

Morning's Red Highlights

Morning’s Red Highlights

Painted Clouds

Painted Clouds

The rest of the week was a mix of wind, sun and rain, but it is getting warmer and I think the snow has well and truly gone for a while.

Early Light

Early Light

Climbing Light

Climbing Light

Steps To Reflect

Steps To Reflect

Breaking Light

Breaking Light

On The Waves

On The Waves

I don’t want you to go
One million miles away
Let you know that it’s okay (let you know that it’s okay)
I will bring you back home
Shelter you from the wind
Light a path with a burning flame (light a path with a burning flame)
We can start with today
(Start Today by Before Their Eyes)

English Weather!!!!!!!

It’s fair to say the English weather is unpredictable at best, sometimes it’s downright depressing, especially at this time of year, it can be cold and wet, just miserable, the world around us turns a shade of grey, sapping the motivation to get moving,

This last week has been a real mixed bag, as you will know from my photo’s, last week we had glorious sunshine and snow all in the same day, which then turned to rain overnight and back to sun, but most of all it’s been cold, very cold.

I find that some mornings when I wake and start walking at 5.30am, the sky although dark can be well suited to a great sunrise, just the right amount of cloud and clear skies, it all looks good. Then I get back home take a shower and reemerge at 7am to go to work and it’s all changed, the clear sky and scattered clouds have gone and thick cloud has move in, I feel a deep sense of disappointment as the sunrise is not there to be seen, it’s hidden.

This morning was no different, the skies looked good, it was cold and a frost had fallen, but the skies were quite clear, except for a slight mist. But if it held like that it would be fine, a great contrast, the sun rising in the fine mist.

But………..

Fog At No 20

Fog At No 20

Fog Descending

Fog Descending

The mist had gone, but fog had arrived, thick fog, so as I arrived at the lake do I feel disappointment, well no actually I don’t, I can’t see a damn thing beyond a few yards and the glorious sunrise I had hoped for was nowhere to been seen, but that really didn’t matter, I was just as happy as I have been with some of the fantastic sunrises I have witnessed over the last few months, but why?

Simple, just because I can’t see it doesn’t mean it is not there, the sun was still rising even if I couldn’t see it, light was still replacing the darkness, it was still the start if a new day, I couldn’t see it but somewhere somebody could and just maybe they needed to see it more than I did.

Over the last few months I’ve walked in darkness, at silly o’clock in the morning and in all weathers, sun, rain, wind, snow, you name it, I’ve walked in it, sometimes I think not this morning, I’m not walking in that, but I do it anyway, I get up and go, without fail, it’s important to me, I have to make that journey

So this morning, when thick fog hid everything from view, was it a test, just because it was hidden, was it not there?

The test was one of faith, when the fog of my home situation descended a couple of weeks a go, for a moment I lost my faith, I let the fact things weren’t as I want them become more important, for a second I doubted my faith as I felt so alone, but like the sunrise this morning, just because fog hides it from view, it doesn’t mean it’s not there, so just because I can’t see God, that doesn’t mean he’s not there and I shouldn’t forget that, he’s always there.

As I’ve said I walk in all weathers, nothing stops me, I won’t let it, then this is how faith should be, walk through the storms and fog in your life, but beyond them God is waiting, you’ll see him soon enough, your world is still clothed in light, the fog and the storm clouds will soon move on and you will see clear skies once again.

The sun did return this afternoon, just like my moment of weakness a few weeks back, I could see clearly again.

The Eye After The Fog

The Eye After The Fog

And I will lift my hands
For You are who You are
No matter where I am
Every tear I’ve cried
You hold in Your hand
You never left my side
And though my heart is torn
I will praise You in this storm
(Praise You In The Storm by Casting Crowns)

Afraid Of The Wind

Afraid Of The Wind

I am afraid of the wind
It tries to blow me off my path
Buffers me this way and that
Sometimes forward at times back

Although I embrace the sun
I walk alongside it’s morning rise
Bringing light to guide our eyes
God’s gift the illumination of life

Also I hate the frost
It wants me to slip
Drawing me to slide right back
Enticing me with it’s beauty

Alas I wish for snow
So I can be a child again
Make snowmen in my innocence
Bringing youth back to a weary soul

Quietly I dread the hail
Born upon a cold icy wind
Tiny ice peppering against my skin
Freezing the mind that’s held within

But I love the rain
It hides the tears which fall
So no one can witness
The tracks that mark my pain