Tag Archives: sunrise

Groovin’

Sunny ripples

Sunny ripples

One of the lakes in our master-planned community has a water feature that causes waves . . . in a good way.

Could this be a 33 and a third or a 45?

Looks like an LP

When I pass by it during my morning jogs or walks, those circular swirls always make me think of a record. Of course, I’m dating myself with that word, seeing as how vinyl has become passé and obsolete. But it was a big part of my teen years in the mid-1960s, as I wore out the needle on my suitcase turntable.

Round and around and around they go.

Round and around and around they go.

Naturally, the song from my past that readily comes to mind is “Groovin’’ by the Young Rascals (1967).

Maybe I need to check out the lake on a Sunday afternoon!

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The Wizard of Ahhhhs!

Nature’s stunning show during my walk this morning

Nature’s stunning show during my walk this morning back in my Houston surroundings

There’s no place like home. No tapping of the Nikes needed!

iPhone Photo Friday

I never tire of all this beauty.

I never tire of all this beauty.

Yet another sensational sunrise accompanied me during my four-mile jog this morning. What a great way to start TGIF! Enjoy, y’all!!

Oh, What a . . .

Love those reflective sunrises!

Love those reflective sunrises.

. . . beautiful . . .

Here comes the sun!

Here comes the sun.

. . . morning!

Here’s to a beautiful day!!

Sunrise Slowdown

About a mile into my workout

About a mile into my workout

When I looked at my Garmin Forerunner 110’s splits for yesterday’s eight-mile jog, I wondered why my first two miles were so much slower than my last two.

The show is getting better.

The show is getting better.

Then I remembered: That’s when the sun is rising. And I’m stopping to snap photos with my iPhone 5.

Love that rosy red

Love that rosy red (can you find the flying egret?)

All of that beauty is so overwhelming! I feel that I need to document it every time.

The red starts to dissipate.

The red starts to dissipate.

Even though I know that I should concentrate on getting my miles in, I just can’t convince myself that mental pics are just as good as the real ones.

Sunrise is complete!

Sunrise is complete!

Especially since that means I can’t share them here on my blog!

The Name Explains

The sky at 7 a.m. yesterday.

The sky at 7 a.m. yesterday.

Normally my sunrise photos posted here have been taken with my trusty iPhone 5, which I carry on all my morning walks and runs.

The sun’s rays emerge.

The sun’s rays emerge.

But yesterday I also had my Nikon S6200 with me and used it to snap the early-a.m. action. I especially like how its sensor captured the different colors.

Those dark specks among the clouds? A flock of birds.

Love these clouds.

I’m not surprised at all how groovy these pics turned out. After all, the point and shoot I used? It’s a Coolpix!

Chasing the Sunrise

Fire in the sky!

Fire in the sky!

My route for this morning’s two-mile jog was simple: Go down the walk/bike path towards our elementary school and turn left, so I could run through the park and return home.

But when I reached the school grounds, I looked to my right and saw the most-gorgeous, red sunrise that just about stopped me in my tracks. And then it knocked me off course.

Close yet so far away

Close yet so far away

Immediately, I took off my gloves (it was a brisk 45 degrees), grabbed my iPhone 5 from the pouch attached to my water bottle belt, and headed right on the sidewalk that circles our master-planned community. I stopped several times to snap photos, but I couldn’t fully capture that awesome spectacle due to the houses, trees, and power lines.

Let’s add some gold to the color palette.

The color palette grows.

By the time I finally jogged past the trees, bands of yellow joined that radiant red. Suddenly I remembered that today is National Wear Red Day to raise awareness of women’s heart disease. Looks like the sunrise was doing its part to help the campaign.

The clouds are pretty as a pink and red picture.

The clouds are as pretty as a pink and red picture.

Well played, Mother Nature. Well played.