Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Morning


I have been away from Bend, Oregon, for over a week and returned late last night from visiting San Diego, Chicago and Pittsburgh. I took many photographs of these locales and may enjoy posting them at a later date in another venue but for now I want to stick to my resolve of showing pictures specific to my community.
As I arose this morning, I watched the sun rise over the high desert sky and was gladdened to be back home in Oregon, a place to live that offers its residents such a myriad of diverse climactic zones and open spaces.
This state has, of course, its share of the blight of tasteless suburban sprawl which is so sadly common throughout America, but it is relatively sparse, geographically limited, and easily es- capable. Today in a matter of moments, I can step outside and see the jagged, now snow-white mountains, the thick pine forests or the open plains and be awestruck by the glitter of pulsating luminescent sparks bouncing off these vistas of grandeur. Lingering are the memories of airports, hotels, towns and distant people, but these are fading. In the light of this brilliant morning of this new day, I am recreated and home again.

13 comments:

Gaelyn said...

What a beautiful sky to be welcomed home by. Yes, OR is spectacular in every way you described.

tapirgal said...

Gorgeous.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely skies are welcoming you back to Oregon.
Joyce M

Sylvia K said...

Magnificent skies and marvelous capture, Lee! Welcome back to Oregon! Hope you had a great trip!

Sylvia

The Write Girl said...

Amazing colors in the sky...you wake up to such beauty. I'm sure you are happy to be home.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Amazing shot ! Simply nice and beautiful !!

Martha Z said...

That's quite a diverse group of stops for one trip. I look forward to the sights.
What a nice sunrise to welcome you home.

Raksha said...

Welcome home, Lee! Your sunrise photograph is even more breathtaking when it's enlarged, and that's all I can say about it now. The picture itself says everything that needs to be said.

cieldequimper said...

What a way to say hello!
Thank you for your comment re. the great war. I remember you telling me about Le Cateau. I agree, none of us know what those men went through. Have you read Erich-Maria Remarque's and Roland Dorgeles' books? They and a few others that have been published much more recently made me sick.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one very special view.

Jacob said...

Okay, enough already. Now, I think I should move to Oregon! Sheesh!

No place like home, though, right?

Especially with a gorgeous sunrise like this one.

Sounds like you had a worthwhile trip, but it's nice to have you back!

tapirgal said...

You captured the colors so beautifully. They are sometimes hard to get.

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
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