10 January, 2009

Sunrise ~ Sunset



Woke up this morning and this sunrise greeted me:

We ate a light breakfast of oats'an'eggs, put Nate-dog in his yard, fed and watered the felines, filled Caleb, the road warrior with petrochemicals and headed South for a birthday celebration.

My step-sister, Teryl turns 29 1/2 tomorrow...one...more...time!

It was a grand time. Swedes and Celts and Brits and Cornish/French all gathered for the first good feast since the death of our sister Carrie.

On the way out of Colorado Springs, I snapped a burned out pic of Pikes Peak, rising quickly to 14,500 feet altitude above the high plains.

We came home, rested, went to the grocery and returned home to this sunset:

In my wooly-pated brain, I came to one realization:


When the cold, grey-brown earth lies dead,

Look to the skies, and lights and a beloved's smile.

There reside life's warmth and light.

The earth rests, waiting for the promised Spring.

The pulse of God reclaims the earth,

His breath and spirit calls us home.


  1. You were busy!
    Glad to hear you had a good time with your family.

  2. Hey, you left out the Polack! Sheesh! To paraphrase the late Rodney Dangerfield: "I get no respect"!

    Take care my brother.