Sunday, November 15, 2009

Trees at Daybreak

Some mornings, when I go to take a walk in the park, I arrive just in time to see the sun rise.....

...and on this particular morning the sun lit the sky ablaze in a sudden bright and glorious glow !

The trees in the distance turned a brilliant golden hue when the rays of the sun first touched them. Their shimmering beauty literally took my breath away!

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As I proceeded on my walk that morning, the trees surrounding me kept changing their shades as the daybreak's light danced among their leaves. The display was a beautiful autumnal kaleidoscope of light, shadow, refection and color, and I felt privileged have witnessed it!
It made me remember this prayer that I read recently in the book "Graces," that I'm pleased to share with you today:

TREES!

Our Father, we thank Thee for Trees!

We thank Thee for the trees of our childhood in whose shade we played and read and dreamed; for the trees of our schooldays, the trees along the paths where friendship walked.

We thank Thee for special trees which will always stand large in our memory because for some reason of our own they become our trees.

We thank Thee for the great stretches of trees which make the forests.

May we always stand humbly before Thy trees and draw strength from them as they, in their turn, draw sustenance from Thy bounties of earth and sun and air.
~ Margueritte Harmon Bro


I'm joining in with Mary at the Little Red House for "Mosaic Monday"! Please visit her blog today to see limks to all the other talented bloggers who have also posted their beautiful mosaics! Also, for the first time, I am linking to Mellow Yellow Monday blog event!



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57 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Just Fantastic and colorful trees in your mosaic.

mbkatc230 said...

Pat, these photos are truly glorious! The sunrise shots are beautiful, and the color in the trees is breathtaking. Thanks for sharing these. Kathy

Mary said...

Oh Pat, thank you so much for these gorgeous images and beautiful prayer! :)

aviewfromme said...

I just love the way the sun lights up the trees! Gorgeous! ~Jeanne

Ebie said...

Oh Pat, I'd like to tag along and walk with you. The foliage is so beautiful! And thanks for sharing Grace.

Enjoy!

Willow said...

Beautiful trees! I love how their colors vary in the changing light. Very appropriate prayer...

Shelia said...

Oh, your trees are gorgeous. Your mosaics are so pretty and the prayer is so touching!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marsha's Mpressions said...

WOW! Beautiful colors!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Pat, these are postcard worthy! I mean GORGEOUS. It's fun to see this because we don't have an intense change of seasons here. I love how they change as the light comes up. NEAT!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a lovely spot you have found.

You have captured them beautifully.

If you have a moment would love you to stop by and give me your thoughts...

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Lana G! said...

Gorgeous!!

grey like snuffie said...

Pat this post was wonderful...the fall colors do indeed seem to have the power to take our breath away. All this blogging and insane amount of picture taking causes us to become even more aware of our surroundings and then we get to share it with others. Thank you!

Ann said...

You are rewarded by waking early to see such a lovely sun set. I don't wake up enough to enjoy this.

Thanks for visiting.

Was that Central Park. Many years ago, I took my girls there.

Carly said...

beautiful colors in this shot!

♥Mimi♥ said...

Your blog post today is especially lovely - eye candy. I saw your blessing - a cat on your lap. I have a couple of those myself and count them each and every day as a treasured blessing♥

Rebekah@Red's Nest said...

There's nothing prettier than autumn trees. These are gorgeous. I enjoyed the perfect prayer.

diane said...

The mosaic is superb as well as the other shots. The morning sky...Wow! The pics are very clear now great stuff.

Marilyn said...

Beautiful photography!!
When I was a little girl my Great Aunt & Uncle who lived next to Grandma's had a wonderful Apple tree. I used to climb in it & sit on "My Special Limb"!! I hadn't thought about that in years....
Love,
Marilyn

Paz said...

Daybreak is my favorite time of the day. When everything is waking up. Love it. And I love these photos. I love that there are so many beautiful trees in the city. Gorgeous set of photos!

Paz

Jenny said...

Thank you for these uplifting and glorious pictures. They are just lovely. You seem to be having a late fall.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Pat, you captured the glory of nature at its finest.

Diane AZ said...

Glorious colors on those Trees at Daybreak! Enjoyed your beautiful pictures and mosaic. :D

Lucy said...

Cool photos! I love the colors.

Tracy said...

Such glorious words and images, Pat! These photos make my heart sing... that morning golden glow is like a prayer... Thank you for sharing these wonders! Happy week, my friend... and thank you for the sweet comment. I'm ok...nothing a little rest and slow-down won't fix. :o) ((HUGS))

storyteller said...

What a MARVELOUS mosaic and lovely photographs from your morning walk. Thanks for the virtual tag-along. Mornings are my favorite time of day too ... I love to watch the sunrise ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Jackie said...

Incredible photography, especially to catch it first thing in the morning.Lovely prayer too, thank you for sharing, Jackie.

New blog:- http://jackiespersonalblog.blogspot.com/ formerly Jackie's life in Surrey

KarenHarveyCox said...

Pat,
These are lovely photographs, and what a beautiful prayer. We are surrounded by God's beauty every day, and you certainly embrace it with your lens. Your mosaic is lovely, and it makes me want to take a trip to New York.
Karen

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Just beautiful, Pat...absolutely beautiful.
♥, Susan

GWENDOLYN said...

Lovely trees, lovely mosaic and lovely poem. Blessings!
Gwen

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I loved the colours in the trees. Lovely

merrilymarylee said...

AMEN!!

The sunrise photos are truly awesome.

Marice said...

those are lovely sceneries in one great mosaic!

u may view mine if u have time

Dishesdone said...

The trees and colors are gorgeous! I love the pic with the perfect row of golden trees! Have to say, Brooklyn has some gorgeous parks!

Charli and me said...

What a great post! I love the pictures. Soo beautiful. I had not heard the tree prayer. How lovely. thank you.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a glorious place for a morning walk and you're lucky to have to many golden leaves left to capture that beautiful morning sunrise.

Just a little something from Judy said...

In my mind, early morning hours are some of the prettiest. These pictures are proof of that. What beautiful pictures! I liked the piece on the trees. Made me think about how valuable and important the trees are.

I am looking forward to your mosaic.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a beautiful place to take an early morning walk, Pat. Your pictures are marvelous. the trees are beautiful and OH--that sunrise. Wow!!!!!

Great post.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie said...

Hi Pat, thank you for your patience, and for all the trouble you've gone thru my blog. I cannot explain what happened.

Enjoy your evening!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Oh my, what glorious pictures! God is truly a wonderful Creator! Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog! I'm enjoying yours so much!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Leslie said...

What beautiful photos of these fall trees from your early morning walk. I've been noticing that the trees that still have leaves are incredible.

SD at "Addicted to The Click" said...

Great photos... LOVE the trees in the park and the collage. So pretty! I thank God for trees too!

Sue said...

Hi Pat....I'm just impressed that your up and out to be able to catch the sun coming up....I'm just rolling over at that time of day for the second half of my sleep cycle...

Kifus said...

Hi, I have an award for you! The ‘From me to you’ flowers award. You can pick it up at my blog http://inspiracionline.blogspot.com/, under the entry ‘Thanks for the Award!’

And just keep up the great work!

guild-rez said...

Just beautiful...
Gisela
*************
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore

Michelle said...

Your photos are magnificent .. they remind me of part of the National Geographic Planet Earth series me and hubby watched last night. Thanks for sharing your morning walk.

Cori G. said...

Pat, these are absolutely gorgeous pictures!!! They remind me of when I lived in SD and the sun would come up over the mountain to turn all the glass buildings downtown into shimmering copper...such a beautiful sight!!
I miss sunrises ;-).

xoxo Cori

Linda Lou said...

What beautiful shots of the park near your home, I miss the changing of the trees in the fall, I took a walk this morning and was thanking God for the beautiful palm trees lining the road, and the ocean I could see and the blue blue sky....all God's creations..

Carol said...

Those colors are just gorgeous!

M.Kate said...

Hi Pat, amazing photos! They look as it it's from a postcard, just beautiful :)

Kathleen said...

Beautiful Mosaic, Pat..The tree colors are fabulous!
You'll be happy to know I went to WmSonoma Outet today, and walked out without a thing..They need to have some sales!
But I had gone to CTS last week, so I spent the play money!

steviewren said...

You have a beautiful place to walk. I love to watch trees change through the seasons. I have some favorites around here myself.

Gina said...

absolutely stunning colours..love how you've put them all together in a mosaic too. Have a wonderful weekend Gxox

Proud Italian Cook said...

Beautiful photo's Pat! I don't want winter to come yet!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Gorgeous photos! I love to make Fall collages! Love your blog!

RNSANE said...

The beautiful sunrise photos, the trees as they change in its reflection, the beautiful prayer - all are so appreciated, Pat!

MiniMadWoman said...

A beautiful post, Pat. Those trees are gorgeous and you captured them beautifully along with the glorious sunrise. Wonderful . . .

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Teresa

Cianoy said...

I'm a big tree fan myself! Great pictures.