What a gift it is to be alive. What a joy to be able to share it with others. What an incredible adventure awaits each day if we are willing to experience it.
This morning, at sunrise, it was as if the sky and the ground exchanged stations. A dense winter fog blanketed the valley floor while the air above the Sky Island mountains remained crystal clear. I knew that there would be no drama from the heights but hoped to capture the fog blanketing the valley. I did not expect the bright pastel colors that are the signature of sunrises in the southern Arizona high desert to demand attention from within the ground coating cloud bank. But then as the sun crept over San Jose mountain, the world exploded into a shimmering palette of diffused pink and yellow hues. It was nothing short of spectacular. It was as magnificent a gift from God as I could ever have hoped for on the anniversary of my birth.
I often share that I am blessed beyond measure to witness and share the beauty of this world. After last evenings post and the responses I received, I would be remiss if I did not share how humbly grateful and further blessed I am that so many appreciate the words and photographs I share. There is nothing more grand or essential than people. They, we, are the vessels of hope that carry the message of life and love to each other. That God has granted me the grace to receive such positive support from all of you is a gift beyond any I could ever have foreseen. It is a nutrient to my soul that sustain my efforts to continue to share His great masterpiece of a world. I remain, gratefully, His scribe.
Shoot Date: January 11, 2019