Friday, August 13, 2010

6:15 AM: See what you missed?

In all honesty, I've been sleeping in myself lately ... until almost 7! All that will be changing soon with the return of school.



My daughters car is being repaired so I've been taking her to and from work this week. One particular morning this week, when she had to be there at 6, I realized I had forgotten my camera after we walked out the door. Something you definitely don't want to do when the sun is about to come up!

Sure enough, the sun was a hot, brilliant orange, and I was thinking about what I sort of magic I could perform with my iphone! LOL! Anyway, I stopped at home, grabbed the camera, and found this wonderful field of Queen Annes Lace with the sun coming up in the background. Just as I was about to leave a Monarch flew down amongst the flowers.




Thank you Monarch for making my day : )

31 comments:

Kerri said...

Oh my Sharon! So glad you got the camera out! WOWZA!

Mary said...

I gasped at your gorgeous silhouette. Lucky you!!!!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Absolutely beautiful photos... wow!!

Sea Witch said...

Lovely. So much goes on in front of us each and every day. I'm so glad that you have your camera ready to snap such marvelous photos for us to enjoy. Sea Witch

Pat said...

Both photos are stunning - I love the mysterious feel of the silhouettes!

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

My heart always fills with panic when I forget my camera at home! haha. Glad you were able to go back and get it. :)

Cabin Fever in Vermont

Loree said...

Thank you for sharing those breath-taking shots.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How pretty - especially like the 2nd one.
Have a great weekend.

The Retired One said...

Gorgeous!!!! You should think about entering this one in my August FREE PHOTO CONTEST--the theme this month is sunrises or sunsets....I know you have other gorgeous shots too that would qualify. I am waiting! (She says, impatiently tapping her foot). ha

Snappy Di said...

The silhouette shot is NICE! The perfect start to an early morning.

Di

Jayne said...

Waiting there... just for you! Beautiful!

Char said...

so beautiful - love the silhouette

Susan said...

Utterly stunning photography. Susan

The Early Birder said...

This made my day as well Sharon. Suberb detail and beautiful composition. FAB.

The Curious Cat said...

awww...little gifts - I loved this post...makes me remember to look for the little things in life...xxx

Shirleyanne said...

What stunning shots! The butterfly is so beautiful! Early in the morning such a good time of day!

Riet said...

These pictures are stunning Sharon.Wow.
Have a nice weekend!

Carol said...

Thanks so much for reminding us what a beautiful world we live in! Love the 2nd one!

Frances said...

They are both so different and absolutely beautiful!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

Oh, I love it when something like that happens. It's almost as if God says, "Psst, here's a little gift, just for you." I have to be at work at 7am, and the only really positive side to that is I get to see many fabulous sunrises. Sometimes I'm a couple of minutes late because I've stopped to take pictures. Good thing I have a somewhat flexible schedule!

loveable_homebody said...

I always imagine butterflies are posing for me... As if they would sit and gently flutter so gracefully if no one was watching!

These are beautiful shots. I'm glad you found pleasure in nature despite having a busy morning.

altar ego said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love Queen Anne's Lace!

altar ego said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love Queen Anne's Lace!

Sheilagh said...

Oh WoW, Amazing:)

Sheilagh said...

Oh WoW, Amazing:)

Eve said...

That worked out just perfectly!!!

Country Girl said...

Oh, be still, my heart.

Sharon, this is lovely.

xo

Dog Trot Farm said...

Sharon, no matter the equipment your photos are just fantastic!!!!!

sebi_2569 said...

very nice photo;bravo

Judy said...

I love the first image - the Queen Anne's lace is so perfect, and a butterfly makes anything beautiful! But then I just stopped breathing when I saw the second one! Gorgeous is too small a word!
Thank you for going back for your camera!

Donna said...

I absolutely love that first picture. That made my day!