On Beach Walk: No. 22

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I like walking the beach as it is good for the body, mind, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

Although a day is a 24-hour period of day and night, sunrise and sunset act as bookmarks to daylight. So today I think about daylight.

While on the Alabama coast, I prefer sunrises. Yes, I’m an early bird, but being one timezone away from home and our location being on the easter edge, I witness many sunrises.

Although the sun is well above the horizon when I walk, sunrise is a powerful metaphor for starts, new beginnings, invitations, hope, a person, encouragement, love, motivation, a journey, birth, strength, inspiration, resilience, and more.

The blend of black, blues, grays, orange, and yellow capture my soul and imagination – yet the presence of clouds is what delivers the contrast. Sometimes an inner voice from the clouds delivers wisdom or bits to ponder.

Dark is the night that takes colors from our sight – all the colors seen as shades of gray – but the new dawn begins to dismantle the gloom.


A new light brings a special glow upon the horizon.


As the glow brightens, so does my anticipation.


The day begins as the proclamator prepares to speak – and then says …


Good morning. You are respected, so go forth – respect others and make the day great.


Sunrise – the day has started – and another good day for walking the beach because it is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.

60 thoughts on “On Beach Walk: No. 22

  1. I can really relate to this beautiful post Frank. There are few things as beautiful as the sun rising on the horizon where the ocean meets the sky. Such a serene and peaceful experience . Well worth waking up for.


    • Lynn,
      My time on the Alabama coast is a good time to write … and sometimes there words come out just right. During my time there, I see many sunrises, and they know how to capture my attention. Glad you enjoyed the walk and Kitaro!


  2. Ha, well, I’m beginning to catch the sunrises again on a regular basis without leaving the house. πŸ™‚ But you are right, wandering along the beach in a soft summer dawn watching the sun come up over the sea is a treat and it would be wonderful to indulge in it more often.

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    • Pauline,
      There you go again, rubbing it in on me that you are close to the beach all the time! … πŸ™‚ …. I couldn’t resist! Meanwhile, “without leaving the house” is something I can relate to because all I had to do was go on the balcony.

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  3. I enjoy sunrises too, although I’m not usually up early enough to see them. On the other hand, when I’m driving east to New Hampshire, they’re not so fun. I leave really early before the sun rises, and then, when it starts to come up, I’m stuck with it in my eyes for the next few hours. 😎

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  4. Frank, your images are wonderful. I specially loved the transition between ‘light in the sky’ to ‘brighten up the world’. Sunrises are very special, and only a lucky few get to witness them in full glory, and fully contemplate their true majestic eloquence. Good for the mind, body and soul πŸ™‚

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    • Kerry,
      Cheers to another early bird! At home, we also face sunset. Being that we are relatively high, we have seen some beautiful evening skies. My wife as captured many of them, so I will be getting those images for a future post – but it won’t be a beach walk. Thanks for walking along.


  5. Frank,

    You always take us on such lovely walks.

    “Dark is the night that takes colors from our sight – all the colors seen as shades of gray – but the new dawn begins to dismantle the gloom.”

    Dismantling the gloom . . I love that.

    Peace and sunrises

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  7. Absolutely lovely, Frank,

    You are getting ever more poetic with each walk!
    I always say I’ll get up for the sunrise but somehow, later than expected night puts the kybosh on that. I’ figuring the day will come eventually πŸ˜‰

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  8. I love your photos, Frank! In my little corner the sun sets over the ocean. I remember when we went to Florida one time and I said something about leaving the hotel to watch the sun set over the ocean and my husband started laughing. Before I retired I drove into work with the sun rising in my eyes, and although I’m not particularly a morning person, it was always glorious. I’d have really enjoyed your beautiful experience. Even though not a morning person by nature, I think I’d have tried to sit there and just appreciate!

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    • Debra,
      Love the story … after all, I imagine seeing the sun rise over the ocean on the west coast is a bit of a challenge. πŸ™‚ … On the other hand, Florida is interesting because one can watch the sunrise over the ocean, enjoy the day, then drive across the state to see the sunset over the ocean.


  9. It’s amazing how each sunrise or sunset is never the same. Each has its own uniqueness and message. I enjoy observing the sunrise on the east coast of Florida and sunset on the west coast as mentioned in another comment. Excellent work!

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