Merry Meet friends! I hope that you are all having a lovely Sun day. Sun day is my favorite day of the week. It is usually a stay at home day for me. I spend it puttering in the house, cooking a yummy breakfast or dinner or both (like today!) watching football or movies, reading, crocheting, hanging out by the fire. Sometimes I will spend time working on my Book of Shadows or mixing oil blends or incense blends, or spending some time at my altar or studying something like runes or tarot. Just laid back and wonderful! Today I was actually busy..made breakfast, then took a drive to have some me time, then grocery, then made up two dishes of baked pasta! By 4:30, I finally sat down to catch up on facebook and write in my blog and relax. 🙂
My day though started off in a most beautiful way…which is what I’m really here to write about. This morning there was a gorgeous Sunrise that I was most blessed to be up in time to see. There was ice on all the tree branches and the beauty took my breath away! I grabbed my camera and snapped these pictures…
I am really getting into photography and I got a little better camera from my hubby for Yule. It is the first step towards getting the ultimate camera I want…but it’s a good one and I will enjoy it for awhile! I was most pleased with these pics..almost as pleased as I was with the real thing! 🙂 I was so inspired too by my experience that I wrote a little poem….now I have very rarely written a poem. I am pretty good at writing spells and charms etc but poetry has always escaped me. So be kind and don’t think too harshly of my poetry writing…but it comes from the heart and expresses what I felt and saw this morning!
Winter Sunrise Morning
I know before I’m completely awake that it is very cold
As I lay, I see a slight shimmer starting to show on the snow
I jump up with coffee in mind, when I see ice shining bright and bold
On the bare, dark trees, glittering from a beautiful sunrise glow
I grab slippers and camera, and head out to catch this beautiful sight
Out to the porch I go, when cold air hits me, and my breath leaves me
I stop, and my eyes take in the Sun’s pink and orange light
Just coming up over the horizon, in time for me to see
Through the camera lens a magickal world appears
Of white snow and dark trees and Sun and ice
My heart swells with the beauty that is so near
I snap a picture, once, twice, thrice…….
I shiver and watch the Sun rise higher a minute more
Then I give thanks to the Goddess with a full heart
For the gift of this glorious winter sunrise morn
Then indoors I run, to coffee and warmth, my day is off to an excellent start!
Now again, its ok if you don’t like my prose, but I’m pretty proud of myself for even attempting it…much less posting it here! 🙂 So my word of advice for today is…get out and see those sunrises and sunsets. Taking the time to do that, yes even if you have to get up early, is sooo worth it. It really does help me to connect with Mother Earth, Goddess, God every day. Thats all it takes to connect with the Divine. After all, the gift is there to take..so take it! Relish it! Take pictures of it! Dance and sing! Whatever you feel inspired to do! Just don’t let it pass you every single day..
Love and Light, Autumn