This Morning’s Walk

I was up early this morning.  I wasn’t sleeping and the much hyped lunar eclipse making its way across the sky called my name.  So, I got up.  Dressed for the 35 degree morning, I grabbed my camera and stepped outside.  Through the bare trees and thickening clouds I saw the last bit of reflected sunlight succumb to the earth’s shadow creeping across the moon’s face, totally eclipsing it.

And that was it.  By the time I was out for my walk, the clouds pretty much covered the sky and ended any hope of viewing the moon continuing its cycle.  Disappointing, to be sure.

However, another sight was in the making in the east.  Remember those clouds that covered the lunar eclipse?  They teamed up with the rising sun this morning to make for a most delightful sunrise.

Today’s sunrise and lunar eclipse were among the blessings of today’s early walk this crisp November morning.  Morning walks… the days’ gifts.

“Morning by morning new mercies I see…”

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