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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thankful Thursday

As we approach the shortest day of the year, I am grateful at sunrise. The color of the sunrise light blows my mind year after year.

As we head out the door in the morning, the world is dusky and oh-so-cold. The snow glows in the dim light. Then, as I pedal, I spot the first beams of the deep red sunrise light up on the tops of the pine trees. When we are at our old place, I know exactly where the first rays will reach the ground so I make a beeline to that spot. But, at our new place, I am naive, and my eyes eagerly seek the first spot to be bathed in sunlight. 

One day, I spotted a shaft of sunlight hitting some boulders high above the creek that runs through the land. We hustled up there, and Shyla settled into the warm spot of sunlight.

As I took these photos, a trio of Stellar's Jays flitted around the treetops watching us. They cawed their suspicions about the new person and her dog for the whole world to hear. Just a week later, the trio had accepted us. They followed us with curiosity but they no longer tweeted out warnings to the world.

I am grateful for sunrises around the winter solstice. They are magical.

17 comments:

  1. I Am Grateful For You Guys

    Cheers

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  2. yes... they are... and they are like a little gift to start with more power and trust in a winters day...

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  3. The warm sun shines on your fur so beautifully, Shyla.

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  4. Shyla is so beautiful in those early morning rays. We're thankful for the winter solstice so the days will start getting longer.

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  5. Great shots as always. You have much to be thankful for. I'm thankful I found you and your pups.

    Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the pups and a tweet tweet to the precious birds. ♥

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  6. Beautiful shots! It's amazing how easily the birds have accepted you and Shyla.

    Take care, stay well!

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  7. the photo is magical as is the story of the jays accepting you into their world

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  8. Morning light in the mountains is exquisite!

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  9. Shyla was made for winter morning sunrises..her coat lights up in the sun!!

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  10. Yes indeed, we love that magical Shyla glow! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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  11. KB your photos are magical....I am always amazed by what your mind's eye sees and so graciously shares.
    The sun loves Shyla...she is glowing
    Hugs Cecilia

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  12. That spot was a treasure of a find!!! Shyla looks beautiful!!!

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  13. Those are fantastic pictures even if the birds don't agree.

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  14. We are jealous of your being out in nature all the time. What a wonderful thing.

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  15. The lighting in these photos is amazing. We've had some really beautiful sunrises lately too (not that we've had many sunny days lately); though I tend to enjoy ours from the inside looking out. :)

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