Giving Thanks

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Sunrise at Long Sands, York Beach, ME 2014

Rising early has always been one of my favorite things to do.  The quiet that exists at this time of day can be extraordinary and is oftentimes therapeutic.  A time to reflect on our blessings and the “wonders”, big and small, that surround us each and every day.  The quality of light that frequently exists at, or near, sunrise… the “golden hour” in photographers jargon, bathes our surroundings in the warm tones of orange, gold and ocher adding greatly to the contemplative mood.  This image, captured on a quiet morning earlier this year, speaks to me on this day of Thanksgiving.  It reminds me to appreciate and acknowledge all the wonders in my life, from the intricate beauty of a spiders web bathed in mornings golden light to my loving family, dear friends and the miracle of life itself. Surrounded by so much, I am humbled by, and give thanks for, all the blessings in my life!

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