Thursday, July 19, 2007

the sunrise in my world ...

tuesday morning i awoke at 5:25 a.m. to bits of light filtering through the bedroom window ... i felt this nudge within me to go see what kind of sunrise the day held ... i had felt that same call monday too, but slept instead ...

but tuesday i said "ok Lord, i'll go take a peek" ... i stumbled into my clothes and went to the living room ... i opened one set of venetians and said "HOLY COW!" ... there was this red, fireball of a sun, just starting it's morning journey in the sky ...

i ran for my camera, slid into my sandals - then started the mad dash to the beach ... the flip-flop flip-flop noise i was making, echoed in the still morning street ...

i was at the beach in 20 seconds ... and what i saw amazed my senses! God's creation IS awesome! ... the breath-taking view was all mine to enjoy ... and i was glad glad glad to have gotten out of bed ... i would have missed this perfect sunrise!

just sharing a few photo's with you ... i took 60 in total ... but i'm sure i could have easily taken 600 ...

hope you can see a little of that "WOW" factor i saw ... and may it bless your senses as well!











32 comments:

Mari said...

Just beautiful!!! "From the rising of the sun to it's going down, the Lords name is to be praised." Ps 113:3

passing-thru said...

WOW ON THE WOW FACTOR -- GREAT PICS ----- THX FOR POSTING

Debra said...

Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing with us... Blessings, Debra

Danielle B. said...

these are indeed beautiful...we live such a short distance from the beach also, I should wake up earlier :0..but I do take the photos of the sunsets ;) Here by way of Ba Doozie.

Ginger said...

Marvelous photos, Saija! No wonder you were excited at what you saw! Thanks for sharing these.

You are so lucky to be so close to the beach and to views with water!

Nancy said...

I Love your Blog & all the references you make to God!! He is a great God & we are blessed in so many ways by Hem... I found you through Mari...She is teaching me how to blog as well so I'm just learning...

Saija said...

mari ... well that's a perfect psalm for these pics! thank you!

passing thru ... i can always understand why artists paint - when i see God's beauty - just something they try to capture on canvas!

debra ... glad you liked them ... and since i got up on tuesday, i haven't had any more early morning wake-up calls!

danielle b ... thanks for popping by ... and sunset pics are lovely too!! but the sun doesn't set at our beach - so i couldn't take any there!

ginger ... you always have such wonderful pictures - i'm glad i could reciprocate ... :o)

nancy ... hope you enjoy blogland, i know i have ... blessings to you!

Jeanette said...

it's said if you expose your eyes to bright light shortly after awakening, you'll be fully awake faster. But this, this is just ridiculous. bright light, a morning jog in flip-flips? :P

jel said...

BLOW ME AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

very AWESOME

Saija said...

jeanette ... i was VERY awake & smiling most of tuesday - must be something to it! maybe it WAS those flip/flops? :o)

jel ... and notice how the clouds reflected on the water? even tho' it looks like weeds, they are the clouds ...

jel said...

Thank you!

Michael said...

wow indeed.

Take Care
Michael

prayingsensaninmontreal said...

Unbelievable pictures!! Just beautiful!
Now for another Finnish lesson.
What is yes,no,and "water with ice"?

Kittos!
Little Montreal Girl

Sabine said...

Just breathtaking, Saija! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

Pat said...

Beautiful - I think I'm jealous. At least I get to see the beauty through the lens of your camera! I'll take Gods beauty in any form from anyone - it's all awesome! You did a really great job of capturing the ball of sun!

Saija said...

jel ... hope you have a good good weekend!

michael ... :o) ... i should get up that time every morning - but i'll wait for the sunrise to be a bit later!!!!

praynsmtrl ... Yes is "kylla" (pronounced kul-laa), and No is "ei" (pron. eh) ... water is "vesi" (pron. ve-see) and ice is "jaa" (pron. ya) ... ;o)

sabine ... hope you are enjoying your garden!

pat ... the ball was even redder in real life, but it was fun to be out there trying to capture it!!!

Cathy said...

Pictures are gorgeous, Saija. And the Lord awakened you for that. :-)
He blessed you and us too.

daisymarie said...

forgive me for being greedy! i see LOTS of wow!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

That is just gorgeous!! And people say there is no GOD!! They just are crazy!! Thanks for sharing with us. Sandy

Saija said...

cathy ... it felt like i was the only one in the world - at that time of the morning - so i needed the pictures as proof! :o)

tina ... glad it wow'd your heart too ... i was in tears as i snapped pictures, just glorying in the Lord, in my spirit ...

sandy ... i know, to think that this all could have "just happened" - well you need a whole lot of faith to believe that theory!

Penless Thoughts said...

Just beautiful. Amazing what God does for us!!!!!!
Susan

prayngsensfaninmontreal said...

Kittos!

Saija said...

susan ... i so agree ...

pryngsnsfnmtrl ... you are very welcome!

eija said...

Haha, you're so funny :D

But this reminds me of Matthew Ward's song "holy, holy, holy" which I call "sunrise music": "And the train of His robe fills the temple with glory..."

Though Lorna keeps teasing me about my sunsets: "knowing you this is a sunset, not a sunrise"... Yeah. I'm not an early bird! Seeing a sunrise would require me not to go to bed at all :D

Saija said...

eija ... :) ... the sunsets are at a side and they are difficult to see ... otherwise, i would go for the sunsets too!!! tho' i'm finding, as i age - i get up earlier!!

auntibeck said...

Between you and your sister, your photos are amazing! I've never seen such a beautiful and tranquil place to live....

Maiju said...

Beautiful sun rise! I wish I could get up early some day to catch our sun rise. It's just so hard for me to get up early.

Nice to see people learning Finnish here! :)

Saija said...

antibck ... why thank you! it is lovely here, and if not - i can always crop it out of the picture! hope all is going well with your California summer!

maiju ... i think i should send all those that want to learn finn to your sight! :o) i mean, you are in the teaching profession ... *grin* ... and i like to photograph sunsets too, but they aren't as accessible here as in other places we've lived.

Maiju said...

Saija,

you are wellcome to do that! You have the advantage while you can teach Finnish as a native English speaker. Advices you gave for pronouncing were impressive. I wouldn't have been able to give that. So that much of the professional teaching...:)

Saija said...

maiju ... :o) thank you ... i do speak my finnish with an english accent, because i don't roll my letters anymore ... tho' i think i could get it right if i were in finland for more then just a few weeks!

Maggie Ann said...

You live in a gloriously beautiful place! I'm glad for you dear friend! *hugs* I've got God-bumps just looking at these pictures!

Saija said...

maggie ann ... my neighbourhood is indeed lovely ... :o) ... i am blessed!