“Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a dawn or a dusk.”
William Arthur Ward
This week we’ve been challenged to choose photos that illustrate the concept of change. For me, this ties in beautifully with Suellewellyn’s Word-A-Week challenge “dawn”. As photographers, we learn very early to “see the light”. Those who know me well know that I abhor early morning. That not-withstanding, I have pulled myself out of a warm bed many times to shoot the ever-changing landscape at dawn.
“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark”
Whether as far away as the beautiful plains of Africa, or as close by as our lovely beach on Kiawah, there is no end to the beauty of the changes related to the sun’s rise each day. Every few minutes its influence can completely change the way the world looks.
“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life.”
The rising sun can light the amazing red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, or send brilliant highlights through the Spanish mosses of South Carolina, changing everything in its path.
“The still beauty of dawn is nature’s finest balm.”
Edwin Way Teale
It can create mystery or provide clarity within otherwise everyday landscapes – always leaving the viewer enriched by its presence. Perhaps most importantly, it wipes the slate clean and creates a new day – giving us the opportunity once again to be the best that we can be. Morning’s sunlight challenges us to make positive changes on the inside much as it does its work on the world around us. A wonderful gift for us all.
And on the subject of gifts, I would like to thank Tom of The Palladian Traveler for nominating me for the HUG award, which is detailed here. I would also like to thank Debbie of Travel with Intent, who nominated me for the Sweet-Blogging-Award, detailed on the link to her blog. As I’ve said in the past, while I greatly appreciate the recognition of other bloggers, I am not comfortable singling out one over another for an award or recognition. Rather, I recommend perusing the Reader to look for new and interesting posts that catch your eye or peak your interest. In addition to Tom and Debbie’s blogs, my most recent finds are Snaphappi and Color Odyssey. Check them all out if you have a chance 🙂
To see more entries in the Weekly Photo or Word-A-Week challenges, click on those links at the beginning of this post.