Each morning begins with a new perspective. It’s never the same in the morning.
I’ve been sipping coffee and enjoying the morning view for years by the lake. I miss grandma, who was often up before me sitting in her chair sipping coffee. I’d refill her coffee or brew a fresh pot and join her. She’s gone, now, and now I sit in the chair, sip coffee, Ivy curls up on the footstool and we begin the day looking out over the lake.
Some mornings the lake is calm and others, like this morning, the wind is up and the water is rippled and choppy. Some mornings it’s foggy and in the winter the lake freezes and is solid white. No matter the day, the way the lake appears is never the same. It’s fresh and new.
Yesterday was stormy in upper Lower Michigan, but most of the heavy thunderstorms went south or north of the lake. We could hear the boom of thunder and we’d get an occasional sprinkle and that was all. Later in the afternoon, a band of rain crossed the lake bringing a good downpour, then it stopped.
When B and I came home from dinner and I pulled into the driveway, I looked up scanning the skies. The skies were clear and the moon and stars, and few planets were beginning to shine brightly. I enjoy looking up at the night sky by the lake up north. The stars appear much brighter than at home – less light pollution. I grabbed my camera and went out to the dock and snapped off a few photos trying to capture what I could see. This morning when I checked the camera, I found these images, and the one above.
I need to look up more often. I need to bring a tripod to get better images and I need to be more patient, maybe even read the camera manual, but I need to look up and keep looking up.
Today is gonna be a great day. I know it and I can feel it.
Making the Days Count, one day at a time, looking up for inspiration.
What do you see when you look up?
Today’s post is inspired by last week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Look up. For this week’s challenge, take a moment to look up. Whether it’s the fan above your head at work, your bedroom ceiling, or the night sky, what do you see? Is it familiar? Or does it show you a new perspective on your surroundings? Looking forward to the peeks into your worlds!