Saturday, August 26, 2006

Sunrise after the storm

Best time of the day, New Brunswick, Canada, August 2006, HP Photosmart R817, Exposure 1/140 sec @ f2.8, ISO 200, no flash © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

It had been a very stormy night. Blinding lightning followed by crashing thunder, the kind that rattles you out of bed, and freaks out the dog. It knocked out power, and made gulleys in the dirt. But we finally fell back to sleep, and when Frito decided it was time to brave life out from under the covers, this is what greeted us.

Isn't that just the way things are? Inevitable rocky, turbulent periods, followed by quiet, peaceful times that can help us recognize the beauty and the awe of it all. And then again.

Hey, while I haven't been posting too much over here lately, I have been busy elsewhere. You can check out some of my other rambling thoughts over at my Just Un-Do It blog.


Pat said...

Beautiful sunrise! Night storms are beautiful, too, in the many configurations in which they present themselves, yes? It's worth the loss of sleep to be in the middle of a heart thumping middle of the night thunderstorm, as we dance from window to window hoping to catch the best possible view.

Steven Crisp said...

Pat, I agree entirely. Of course, very exciting when we know we are secure in our homes, and can listen to and watch nature's fury, while not being subjected to her elements.

But why is it that dogs just freak out? Where is the Darwinian process there? I haven't figured it out. Does my dog need a doggy shrink?