Let’s do it. Let’s just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.
For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Won’t you join me?
- 1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
- 2. Link back to The Gypsy Mama and invite others to join in.
3. Most importantly: leave a comment for the person who linked up before you – encouraging them in their writing!
OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:
I could take pictures all morning long, if the sunrise lasted that long. It doesn’t – it’s only about 10 minutes of beautiful colour. The only time I’ll admit to liking pink and its various shades is during this natural occurrence when the sun starts to peek above the horizon.
And no matter what kind of day it ends up being, whether it stays cloudy, or the skies clear up, the sunrise is almost always a guaranteed show. And it’s free.
The wonderful thing about winter this far north is that you can sleep in (well, as much as three year olds and ten month olds will allow) and still see it. That’s right, this far north, and because we’re this far west but still on Mountain Standard Time all year round, the sun doesn’t rise until close to 9 am this time of year. In a few more weeks, it will even be after nine before the colour starts to bleed into the sky.
And the sunsets! Oh the sunsets are just as glorious. But they come early. Sometimes as early as 4:15 at the very shortest day of the year.
The summer time has no less astounding displays to give, but you have to be up earlier, stay up later to catch the magnificent colours. It’s still worth it.
And the colour isn’t just on the clouds and in the sky, but the light bounces off ridges and snow and mountainsides.
Oh what a beautiful place we live, where even in the midst of a drab, two-tone winter (dark and white), the Lord blesses us with splashes of colours to mark new beginnings and fresh starts.
Go ahead! Write for five minutes today, uninterrupted, unedited. Share your words if you like or not, but just write.
(Photos taken by me, unedited – click on a photo to see the set from this morning’s sunrise)