Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chasing the Sun

I have been totally slacking on blog posts this week and for that I apologize. The days are just flying by and I never took the time to sit down and write something, until this morning. I've missed three days and barely even noticed on my end. Is that a bad thing?

Today I thought I would share some pictures from our early morning sun chasing last week. For those of you who don't know, October is baby loss awareness month and I am taking part in a photography project called Capture Your Grief. Basically it's a 31 day photo challenge and each day there is a new subject to cover. For more information on it, click here.

For the first day of this project, I was supposed to take a picture of the sunrise. I participated last year as well but didn't get a sunrise picture since I was stuck in bed healing after my D&C. So I was determined to do better this year and actually go out looking for the sun.

So last Wednesday morning, Dan and I woke up bright and early, jumped crawled into the car and took off to find an east facing direction. The only problem, clouds.

There was no way that we were going to see any sort of sunrise. I kept hoping that the clouds would part and the sun would peep out, but no such luck.

I made the most of the circumstances though and instead of watching the sky turn incredible colours, I soaked in the stillness, breathed in the fresh morning air and listened to the grass and vines blow in the wind.

It was perfect in its own way.

Dan stayed in the car while Mia and I waited for daylight. He said it was too cold out, but I think he missed a beautiful moment. I did appreciate him coming with me though, it was nice to have the company on the drive and be able to look back and see him smiling at me from behind the glass.

Despite the lack of beautiful, colourful skies, the sun still rose and I'm happy that I got to experience it. When was the last time you saw the sunrise?


  1. I am totally spoiled and see sunrises often from my back porch (kitchen).
    But... while in the Gaspé, I forced Jérémie out the tent to catch sunrise and all we got were clouds. However, it is so nice to remind ourselves that: "despite the lack of beautiful, colourful skies, the sun still rose..."

  2. Cora - That is awfully spoiled. I can just imagine how nice it must be to look out that window and watch the sun come up. I'm glad you liked my reminder of the sun continuing to rise. :)

  3. Seeing the sunrise almost every day here now, unless I sleep in too long!

  4. Furry Gnome - If we lived in a better location, we'd probably be seeing a lot of sunrises too. But the trees block it out until later in the morning. Enjoy those sunrises!