Skywatch Friday: Another Topsail Morning

topsailmorning

Here is yet another Topsail morning when I was too late to be on the beach to see and capture that moment when the sun first presents herself to the day. Instead, I was at the bridge on Osprey Drive that spans the Intracoastal Waterway and leads to the beach. I looked at the sun and thought, "Damn, you're big. And relentless." The morning was misty and quiet when I got to the bridge. It wasn't so buggy that I couldn't get the camera out. And it was beautiful. I remember standing there and thinking of how very beautiful the world is, even when you oversleep by just a little. The thing is to get up, to open your eyes, and to love what you see from wherever you see it.

Skywatch Friday

Comments

  1. Very dramatic shot. See it was okay to sleep in a little.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wonderful shot. I was wondering if you and your family are a little concerned about the hurricane that is passing by?? I hope all goes well for your little spot of heaven.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I too, am wondering about the hurricane. The fury of nature-it can beautiful and peaceful or furious and destructive. I guess just like living life is sometimes...

    ReplyDelete
  4. amazing shot sandy! i like the mood.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is simply beautiful...
    I truly hope that Earl will leave this beach untouched...
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Marvelous capture, Sandy, as always! And it is alright to sleep in a little! You caught the drama! Hope you have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  7. I'm really going to go to Topsail someday.For you to like it as much as you do it must be a very special place

    ReplyDelete
  8. Not too late!
    Looks like you were right on time!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Sandy, thats a classic shot my friend.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The early bird catches the worm Sandy lol
    I also love dawn when our side of the world is just waking up. It really is spectacular.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Gorgeous picture, and a very beautiful quiet moment you have..

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such an amazing scene and capture Sandy!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

    Happy SWF.
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  13. Splendid scenery, Sandy! I enjoy it a lot!

    ReplyDelete
  14. A very dramatic shot indeed, that's the first word that came to mind, then I read the first comment...great minds eh!!!

    Hope all is well Sandy, thinking of you and wishing you well. G

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am all for relentless.
    thank goodness.

    ReplyDelete
  16. So very true and you always manage to give this message with whatever you post. Beautiful photo.. beautiful sentiment.. beautiful you.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I'm thinking it would have been very difficult to sleep in and KNOW you were missing such beautiful sunrises.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous5:03 PM

    a burst of positive energy from up above.

    ReplyDelete
  19. You have been AWESOME lately!





    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

    ReplyDelete
  20. Looks to me like you were right on time.

    ReplyDelete
  21. I love this shot, Sandy! Beautiful captured.

    Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Great writeup of your thoughts Sandy, it added lot of meaning to the shot. :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. This is truly amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Some photos were just meant to be in black and white and yet the sun is so bright my eyes deceive me telling me I am seeing a pinkish hue. Is it magic?
    Sandi

    ReplyDelete
  25. This is a beautiful picture of the rising sun with the reflection in the water. But the words of wisdom are even more beautiful (and wise).

    ReplyDelete
  26. beautiful image! I am praying for all of you on the east coast! Take care and be safe!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Anonymous11:52 PM

    It's dramatic and beautiful in grey. And that last line - I'm going to hold onto that and remember it as a good way to live life.

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is really great.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Sandy,
    I received an award and am sharing it with you. It's on my blog. I appreciate your pictures, your writing, your creativity.

    ReplyDelete
  30. beautiful shot Sandy! I love the last line of your post- a lesson to us all! Congrats for your first week being completed- Have a wonderful weekend~

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sandy: Love the marshmallow Sun.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Sandy, no amount of colour could have matched this shot, it is like a prayer.

    ReplyDelete
  33. peaceful and very calm....very opposite of the previous post.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love the way you did this in black and white. It is so very dramatic and otherworldly. And your last line is one hell of an idea.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for being here.