“Morning, which is the most memorable season of the day, is the awakening hour…” and for a minute some part of us “… awakens which slumbers the rest of the day and night…” – Thoreau
Matt at WordPress tossed a morsel of a prompt, and since I had just reviewed the images marked, ‘Dawn,” I quickly opened a “New Post” page.
Sometimes I work on artistic projects all night and am brought to a stopping point by the sounds of the awakening birds. Viewing dawn on the river reminds me of how timeless this last bend of the river can be.
My most memorable dawn moments happen when I awaken around 4 and venture outside to witness the visual beauty to the start of the day. My senses are usually heightened, and with a strong attachment to the surrounding landscape, I try to capture that beauty.
Join me on a cyber walk on one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, Playa San Miguel. We’ll start with photos from the awakening day photo from above:
After the colors faded from the sky, but while the morning sun shone its dramatic spotlight on the landscape, I explored the beach with childlike wonder.
…What WAS that white object?
Sometimes the ocean is not so benevolent, and this image records the destructive waves at Playa San Miguel Costa Rica.
During the rainy season, dawn treks to the beach are often rewarded with the glimpse of a rare nesting olive ridley sea turtle!
Dawn gives us many reasons to crawl out of bed and get in touch with all of our senses. I have never regretted those dawn moments immersed in nature.
When is the last time you were immersed in nature at dawn?