New Year, New Dawn

Happy New Year 2019 everyone

As I have been doing since my childhood, on the first day of the year: I wake up early to watch the first sunrise. And, for the past few years, on the morning of January 1st, I also capture an image of the sunrise. No matter how pretty or moody the sky is, it’s worth getting up early to watch the new dawn and breathe the morning air. It was a little bit cloudy this morning since it rained through the night. The sky was a little moody but the morning’s gold was there, pushing through the clouds.

Golden ray peeking through the dark clouds at 7:23 am

It wasn’t a cheerful morning but the sun finally came out in the afternoon. A strong wind chased out the clouds and kept me inside most of the day. But it’s a good start for the New Year as I was able to get a lot of things done including this blog.

To balance out the moody image of the first morning on top, I present to you ‘New Dawn’, our climbing rose.

‘New Dawn’ rose last summer
Up close

Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year. May you succeed in what you do no matter big or small. May you have a satisfied year ahead and may all your dreams come true.

Thank you very much for reading.


Sunrise & Sunset

The New Year Breaks

In the last couple of years I have made it a point to capture the January 1st sunrise and this year I managed to capture sunset as well.  It’s nice to wake up to a new year dawn albeit a moody dawn this year.

The sun peeking through the wood at 7:00 am, under a moody sky.
The sun peeking through the wood at 7:00 am, under a moody sky.

It was a little too cold to wait out in the garden so I went out every 30 minutes.  The new year starts with a gold swash across a blue sky.

At 7:30 am, the golden light start pushing out the cloud
At 7:30 am, gold light starts to push out from the clouds

Then blue sky by 8 am.

Finally the blue sky of the new year
Finally the blue sky of the new year

I don’t remember who said that we ‘can’t appreciate the light without the darkness.’  After hours of daylight, darkness comes to visit at 5pm accompanied by a sliver of moon.

The sun set at 5pm, however there was still some light at the horizon. The moon has already rise
The sunset at 5pm, though still some light at the horizon. The moon has already risen.

Nature is true to it course: sunrise and sunset everyday…never to fail.  If we could only apply this knowledge, this lesson, to life, our society, humanity.

 

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