I am trying to be grateful for each passing day.
This can be difficult at times, some days are tough to be grateful for. But the way I am trying to look at it, those days that are difficult are just a precursor to better days, and therefore I should be grateful for each. In other words, they are really parts of the whole, so I want to be grateful and give thanks for the tough ones as well as the ones that feel more rewarding. The ultimate extension of this I suppose would be to be thankful for each moment, maybe I’ll work on that next.
Today we had a storm move in that brought a lot of wind, high temperatures (up into the 40’s) and some rain. The direct result I saw was the snow on the trails I ski on turned to slush and then to slop. Kinda hard to like that much! The day was grey and drab looking for the most part. I did get some chores done outside that the weather helped out with so that was good. Later I saw the sun starting to set (it set at 4:08 pm today), and decided to go out to the inlet to see.
Here are some shots from tonight…
There were waves coming in and spray from the wind
The color started very subtle in several "windows"
As the sky grew darker the color developed more,
The mountain in the lower right is a 4,000+ foot high in elevation volcano,
to give you an idea of scale.
Here is the big picture, roughly a hundred miles of horizon shown.
I took a couple panorama photo sets.
These next two photos are from the same panorama, first the left (or southern most view)
And then the right (northern most view)
Hmmmm not too drab after all, seems like the theory may work!
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!