Saturday, March 31, 2012

Embracing Color

While I always remind myself to embrace the day when I am out and about exploring and adventuring, the thought sometimes gets pushed to the back burner.  Once again with life's other happenings, I truly needed to "embrace today" so I made sure that thought stood out and was at the forefront of my day.
I had an idea of what I wanted today to look like plan-wise, I just wasn't sure where I wanted it to happen.  I was out the door at 5:50am and headed west but down a different road then I normally go when I go west.   An hour later, I found the perfect spot!   I bundled up, found a rock to sit on,  had my coffee to help keep me warm and then I patiently waited.
...and the show began...
...the sunrise was pretty...
...I learned that you should not forget to look behind you...
...the show happens there too...
...right before my eyes, the alpenglow slowly developed...
I was content with what I had seen all ready and it wasn't even 7:45am yet!  I would have been happy to head back home at this point but I remembered to "embrace today" so drove a little further west.  I was amazed!  I could not believe the beauty before me!  It was time for breakfast.  I bundled up, found a rock to sit on, had the rest of my coffee along with a banana, boiled egg and strawberries and devoured the view along with my food.
...the golden colors reminded me of autumn...
...On Golden Pond...
Could my day get any better?  A number of kilometers even further west, I drove down a road to see if the Lake would be picture perfect today, and it was.  The rays from the sun danced all over the place.
...I stood and watched yet another show...
...even the tree stump got caught up in the light show...
...I love how the sun shone on the tiny snow drifts on the Lake...
My day started with the gold and red as the sun started to rise.  Then different shades of pink came into the picture just before the sun appeared.  I was surround in pink as the alpenglow captured my attention.  What a colorful day!  The golden glows were deserving of top awards and the blues of the Lake would turn any sad blue frown into a winning smile.  What would a day in March, in the mountains, be without white!  As I headed further west and then south, white became the dominant color.
...new white is no nice...
...even specks of red were thrown in here and there...
...this red canoe is ready to go whenever the river fills...

As the end of my day drew to a close, I realized how very easy it was to "embrace today"!

4 comments:

  1. What a spectacular day! The sunrise was impressive.

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  2. Is that the dam in the third photo? And where on earth did you find the red canoe? There should be one of those at every lake for photographers :-).

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  3. Absolutely magnificent!!!!
    I'm just in from an 'autumn' walk in a local park, all but encompassed by a wide, muddy river, under sunny skies and a balmy 26 C.
    My pace was slow, as I stopped to take shots of our soaring grey barked gums against the blue sky and to capture natures palette of greens in the under canopy. A special morning but there is nowhere in Aus that can compete with the brilliance of your day. Thanks for allowing others to 'embrace' your special moments.

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  4. Beautiful photos, I love seeing all of the new pictures you are taking! You really have a gift for photography!

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