Beautiful Morning

Many people are awed by sunsets. We have a nice view of the western horizon and are often blessed with very pretty sunsets. Yes, they can be glorious.

During winter to get to work on time, I have to start my mile hike to the truck around 8 AM. This is right about the time of sunrise. The snow crunches underfoot and the air smells just as crisp. The open water of Lake Huron leads to eastern horizon. The morning sun slowly climbs out of bed, rising from behind Cockburn Island, Canada.

Aeolus, god of air and wind, quietly slumbers. The dark water begins to reflect deep purple and maroon on its still surface. As the sun rises the water has a jewel of brilliant gold. It is like no other sight I’ve seen.

I feel honored to be able to witness the dawning of the day.


About juliemckaycovert

I am a therapist, teacher, photographer and published author. I am a lover of life and nature. My husband, Hugh, and I live off the grid on a remote 40 acre island, Shelter Island, just off of Drummond Island in the far eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This blog is about my life, a life I thought I'd never be able to live. This blog is about dreams and ideals being manifested. It is about daily events with a backwoods twist. It is about the simple pleasures and wonders being brought forth. I invite you to be inspired and even, as some friends have, live vicariously through my words.
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3 Responses to Beautiful Morning

  1. sweffling says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. i am ashamed to say that my geographical knowledge of Canada is sketchy so I must go and look at a map to make sure I know where you are!!

    • sweffling says:

      Canada, huh:( Many apologies. Clearly my lack of knowledge is not confined to Canada but applies equally to the Great Lakes.

    • Thank you for the compliment.
      Please accept my apologies for the delay in replying. My computer died Saturday evening and I’m finally back online with a new one. Fortunately all my photos (like this one) and data were fine.
      Yes I’m across the lake from Canada. If you’d like to really see where I am go to and click on Contact. There you’ll see a Google map. You can zoom out and see a diagonal line that indicates the international boundary. I can see Canada from our little island.

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