Thursday, April 25, 2013

Sunrise, Sunset

As a girl, I wanted to have the song "Sunrise, Sunset" from Fiddler on the Roof as my wedding song.  

Why?

I was a strange little girl, and for some reason that song moved me.  

So when Cari asked for Sky photos for her Theme Thursday, I just had to present you with:

Sunrise:
Taken one morning when a restless baby had me up way too early.  I was feeling all sorry for myself and then I saw this masterpiece that I otherwise would have missed.

and 

Sunset:
Taken on an afternoon walk, while solving all the world's problems in my head.

It's like God paints the sky for us every morning and night.  Beautiful!

26 comments:

  1. Love sunrises and sunsets! Watching the growing light is truly one of the few good things about being up pre-dawn.

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  2. Sunrise, sunset. Such a beautiful world God gives us. Gorgeous photos, Colleen!

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  3. I love that song so much, I DID have it at my wedding! It was the father-daughter dance with my dad (duh, right?) who loves that song as much as I do.

    I love that sunrise pic! I'm such a sucker for a good sunrise!

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    1. I had it at my wedding, too! In the exact same place MK did.

      And that sunrise pic? Glorious.

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  4. your sunrise looks almost exactly like mine!

    Had a dream about you and your family last night.
    We were all hanging like ol'friends and it was time to take pictures. I was taking pictures of your family with your camera and I hit the wrong button the the back opened up to expose the film (ya know the old kind???) and it wrecked all your pictures. I was so embarrassed!! Then we went to your kids swimming lessons.

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  5. SOlving all the world's problems in my head: My favorite pastime!

    The sunrise is gorgeous, well done!

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  6. I miss sunsets. Living in the flatland, surrounded by tall trees and buildings, it's really hard to see them around here.

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  7. gorgeous pics! one of my fave features of our new house is that we our backyard faces the West so we get to see great sunsets each night.

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  8. I saw "Fiddler on the Roof" on Broadway when I was 11 (an aunt took my older brother and me). Although I was a little too young to fully understand the story, I LOVED the music and played the soundtrack album over, and over, and over...

    And my son was thinking about having "Sunrise, Sunset" for the mother/son dance at his wedding--but I thought it might be a bit too melancholy! (We chose something else.)

    "God paints the sky for us every morning and night"--what a perfect way to put it.

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  9. A priest friend of mine told us a story about his atheist brother, with whom he was watching the sun set.

    "So beautiful! It's like someone painted it." said the atheist.

    "Someone did..." said the priest.

    Beautiful!

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  10. I love that song! I didn't have it at my wedding, but I love sitting at the piano and marauding my way through the pieces. Great photos! I love the dark pink of the first one.

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  11. Wow, that sunrise is breathtaking. The colors are gorgeous. (I did a sunset but i couldn't get out of the house early enough for a sunrise.) I also LOVE the song Sunrise, Sunset and made sure it was played at our wedding reception. :-)

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  12. "Sunrise Sunset" was the father-daughter dance at my wedding, Jane's wedding, and my parent's wedding back in the day! So I agree, it is a moving song :)

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  13. beautiful!
    we just watched fiddler on the roof and i have been singing sunrise, sunset for the past few days- hilarious that you wanted it at your wedding!

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  14. Ooooh, love these! Can't wait for beautiful sunset season to arrive again....

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  15. I love the streetlight in the sunset picture. Both photos are beautiful!

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  16. I love sunsets. That hour before the sun set is my FAVORITE time for being outside and walking and running. I just love the ligtht at that time. Those pictures are gorgeous!

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  17. I love Fiddler on the Roof as well. I never would of thought to have it played at my weddingor receiption though. What a great idea! One I'll have to stow away for the very far away future. =)

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  18. Such grandeur, such beauty! Sunrise, sunset, given for us each day, but some days granting spectacular awe in the moment.

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  19. Just breathtaking! I love sunrises and sunsets, and they always make me feel like God has painted a picture just for me!:)

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  20. What beautiful pictures!! Love that song, too.

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