Here comes the sun…

It’s another Saturday morning and here I am. It was a good week and in the blink of an eye, it was gone. In last Saturday morning’s post, I posted a picture of the sunrise and a couple of folks, Ellie from Emerald Pie and Coleen from ColeenPatrick commented on the sunrise. Their comments truly made my day and reminded me of the power of the sun, sunlight, and the symbolism of light in our lives.

Here in northeastern Illinois, we don’t get much sunlight at this time of the year, but last week brought sunlight in a ‘on one day, gone the next’ fashion. Thursday morning after dropping W off at school, I caught the sun rising over the same field and stopped to take the shot. Here it is…..

Thursday morning's sunrise
Thursday morning’s sunrise

It was a great way to begin the day.

The next day, it snowed and the field took on an entirely different look. This is what I saw…

Friday morning brought an inch of snow, our first snowfall this year
Friday morning brought an inch of snow, our first snowfall this year

Because of the snow, my drive to work was slow and worried, but when I arrived at school, all was well. The kids were eager to learn and it was a great day. The day counted in so many ways. I am thankful.

When I got home Friday evening, I was tired and I could have fallen asleep on the couch, and I almost did. Nevertheless, I stayed awake long enough to visit a neighbors for Sundaes on Friday with O and B and had a good time visiting.

When I awoke this morning, my bedroom window revealed a new world, as it does every morning, and I was again, greeted by the sun. What a great way to begin the morning.

 

Saturday morning from my bedroom window...
Saturday morning from my bedroom window…

I enjoyed my morning coffee reading with Ivy curled up beside me with her head in my lap on the couch and the sound of the Beatles’ ‘Here Comes the Sun’ from Abbey Road playing softly beside me. It reminded me of the importance of the sun.

Here comes the Sun – George Harrison

Here comes the sun (doo doo doo doo)
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes
Sun, sun, sun, here it comes

Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been clear
Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right
It’s all right
lyrics courtesy of http://www.songmeanings.net/

Today is gonna be a great day, I know it. It will be full – full of schoolwork, housework, distractions but that is what the sun brings, every day. Making the Days Count, one sunrise, one morning, and one step at a time.

What is gonna make today great for you?

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14 thoughts on “Here comes the sun…

    1. thanks! sometimes I get a great look! Yesterday was cold and clear with no clouds. The sun was bright all day long and it was cold as all get out. But it was still gtreat to see the sun coming up on the horizon bright, clear, and golden!

  1. Today was made great by a clear sunrise in San Francisco, 49ers on their way to New Orleans, and I finally made a decision that has been weighing on me for a while now. I have decided to leave my place of employment…a place that I have been for 13 years. It is time. I am looking forward to the next phase of my life, although it is a little scary. I think of our employment together – OMG!, so long ago – and know that you have carved out another rewarding part of your life…I’m not too old to do it, too. Again, you have taught me something 🙂

    1. It’s Super Bowl eve (or at least the day before) and the sunrise broought our first covering snowfall and I had to shovel the driveway. First time this season. Your change sounds exciting – where in the world are you moving? and what are you doing? Congratulations and I wish you luck!

  2. The problem with me is that I am a late-to-bed, late-to-rise kind of person. I was born with my internal clock set at “Night Owl” – just ask my mother! I can never get these kind of sunrise shots. These are beautiful! And I do love the sun, and George Harrison. Thanks for sharing your sunrises!

    1. I’m sort of ‘forced’ to see the sunrise (and sometimes the sunset) it rises on my way to school at this time of the year… when the days gget longer and during the summer it rises far too early for me to see it regularly. The back of the house faces west and we some spectacular sunsets as well, though the best are during summer when we are at the lake. Thanks for stopping by!

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