My annual ritual- watching the New Year’s 1st sunrise. Sitting in the dark, waiting for the first rays of the sun to breach the horizon gives me a sense of renewal and hope. My own spiritual practice, not associate with any religions. Now, I also capture its image too. Here is January 1st, 2020 sunrise.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Then blue sky by 8 am.
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.
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.