That’s So 2020 – Morning Glory

All photos taken on November 2, 2020.

The good news about the end of Daylight Savings Time is that I now have a better chance to capture the sunrises. Actual sunrise time is now 7:35 AM, instead of 8:35 AM. Looking out the window this morning I had a hunch that this one could be the one, so grabbed my camera, toque and gloves and jumped into my car to join the rush hour procession to a vantage point just West of Beaumont. I sure do not miss the morning rush hour traffic.

I pulled into an field approach road and got out to enjoy the view. The colours stretched out forever on all sides.

Morning Glory

Looking Eastward, I saw a glow

faint at first, it began to grow.

As I watched it cover the sky,

gentle winds gave a gentle sigh.

Brilliant shades, no longer mellow

pink, red, orange and soft yellow.

Each gentle hue told a story,

on this day of morning glory.

On wide angle, you can just barely make out the church steeple, back in Beaumont
On full zoom, the church with lighted cross stood out in silhouette
colours deepening
then softening
I almost missed the view to the Northeast
My favourite canola field granary became my sunrise prop
and from a distance
the lights on the cross winked out
The Western clouds also ablaze

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

28 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Morning Glory

    1. Thanks Colleen. It was a heck of a lot better than what is going on out there right now. High winds, rain, sleet and snow. Sounds like a postal worker ad. Thanks for reading and commenting. Allan


      1. Yes son in law was not looking forward to delivering mail today. We just picked up the neighborhood recycling That was flying down the street

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    1. Thanks Aiva for your kind words. It was a great morning for sure. I always like to watch the sunsets and sunrises. You neve know how they will turn out. Thanks for reading. A bit of a blizzard blowing today, so enjoying afternoon coffee, indoors. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Great analogy. I have travelled out to the rural areas several times before, but always gone East. West was the way to go for the view of the city on the hill and the wide skies. Thanks so much for reading and commenting. Allan

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    1. My biggest fear is they will invoke DST year round. That would mean sunrise on the winter solstice here would be at 9:40 AM. Not great for the circadian rhythm. Leave it at standard time. The sunrises and sunsets will still be there. Thanks for reading. Allan

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