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WordPress weekly photo challenge: Contrast

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, sunrises are one of my favorite times of the day. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunsets too, and I love sunlight late in the day. I’m a big fan of Daylight Savings Time and the bright evening hours that come with it. I know I get to sleep an extra hour when DST ends in the fall but I’d sleep an hour less to get my evening sunlight back. Oh wait, I got it back this weekend, yeah!

Sure, Daylight Savings Time (beginning or end) always messes up kids and pets for several days, but boy, did we enjoy that bright hour after dinner last night. Of course, I forgot to tell the kids they’d wake up in the dark on Monday morning so they were in for a surprise. I could hear them argue in their room.

“It’s 6:45, time to get up.”

“But it’s still dark outside, time to sleep.”

I don’t like getting up in the dark either but I know it won’t last. Getting up before the sun also gives me the opportunity to watch more sunrises as I get ready for the day.

To illustrate the WordPress weekly photo challenge: contrast, I picked this beautiful sunrise I captured out of my bedroom window a couple of months ago. I love how the morning sun rays fiercely shine through the clouds, making the sunrise’s bright colors stand out in contrast to the dark woods below. The sky’s on fire!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Contrast

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Contrast

Are you a fan of Daylight Savings Time too, or would you rather do without it?

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Hope

There’s something about sunrises I find inspiring. They always mark the beginning of a new day, new experiences, and new feelings. Since the sun gets up later in the winter, right now we share the same wake-up time and it helps me start the day refreshed.

With every sunrise come new beginnings and a large dose of hope. The more beautiful the sunrise, the more hope I feel. I took this picture a few weeks ago. The sun was so determined ang hopeful, it set the clouds on fire.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Hope
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Hope

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