I'm not a morning person by nature.
I have adopted early rising at times in my life. Those times have been of necessity not desire. For example, I used to get up and help my son with his paper delivery route. 4:30AM was and remains way too early for my tastes.
Karen, my beloved bride, is an early riser by nature. One of her very favorite things to do is arise before the sun and walk on a beach that faces the sunrise. On our last two week stay on Hilton Head Island, I don't think that she missed a single day's first light.
This was from the day that I got up with her. Part of what pushed me to get up that early was seeing Karen's spectacular sunrise photos. There was fog on this day. The sun quickly burned it off, but there was no spectacle in the sky.
Finding the unique and special in any moment is not Nature's problem, it is mine. My attitude in the moment defines my sight.
I can recall standing there, listening and watching the waves roll in, seeing and hearing the birds as they flew by or skittered on the sand in search of a morning morsel. Smelling the salt tainted breeze. I took it all in and let it direct my camera's eye.
This world is teeming with delight. My eyes cannot see what I don't take time to take in.
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