Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Under a Blood Red Sky

This morning before school, Pumpkin was playing her handheld video game (nintendo ds, for those who know) and called out to me.

I heard, 'Mom, come look at this guy!', and I had just sat down for a little break, so I asked her to show it to me, thinking it was the Kirby video game 'guy' she wanted me to see.

'No, Mom the sky!!!', Pumpkin said.

Duh!  I immediately got up to look with her, and found the most beautiful red, orange, and pink sunrise coming up in the east.  Just gorgeous.  We admired it for a minute, and then I told Pumpkin the old adage.

'Red sky at night, sailors delight; red sky at morning; sailors take warning!'  It was particularly accurate because I had just read that we had a wind advisory for gusts 40 - 50 mph, and a rain storm coming through in the morning.

I went back to sit down, and finished my coffee.  Soon, it was time to get ready, and I called Pumpkin to which she responded, 'In a minute, Mommy, you just don't see something like this everyday!' 

I went back to her to look again at the red sky!  It was gorgeous, and now wispy, cirrus, clouds were whipping across it, much like glowing galloping horses, refusing to be corralled.

You don't see something like that everyday, and we both just took it in, nature's morning show, just for us.  It was wonderful.

I am so grateful for that moment, and the memory of it will inspire me on many mornings to come.

Happy Hump Day! 

I hope you find some inspiration in your little world today. :-)

be well,
Dawn

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27 comments:

frankandmary said...

Both live in NJ & we both love cats & coffee, there the similarity ends. I spent the morning looking over the stock exchanges going shi*, damn, oh hell. Never looked at the sky.My loss truly. I would have loved that. I think it's great for her age she is so interested in things like that. I picture a lot of kids not noticing. ~Mary

krmprm said...

Dawn,  what a perfectlly poetic moment to share with Pumpkin!   I am enjoying your children along with you by reading your journaling.  Believe me , that empty nest comes all too soon.  Fortunately, you have the foresight to chronicle the events of your lives.  One thinks you could never forget these precious moments, but as time passes, memories fade.  Anyway,  thanks for sharing yours with us.  

cherry2sweet2eat said...

also a very nice moment to share with your baby.

sdoscher458 said...

I have seen skies like that just gorgeous and what a moment to share. Thanks for letting me know I had a problem on my journal, I still can't get rid of the video even though I wiped out that journal entry. Any ideas? love, Sandi

sunnyside46 said...

I know just what you mean
I sat the other day and looked at teh orange and yellow leaves on my tulip trees for an hour.
Marti

coelha said...

I love seeing sunsets, but then my daughter reminds me that the sky is red because of pollution in the air..etc..  I don't want to know THAT!  I don't want to believe that!   Sigh..  I love sunsets.  Simple moments are free and priceless--treasure them!  Julie

deshelestraci said...

Sounds gorgeous!  the storm that accompanied it was hopefully fairly uneventful.  We got tons and tons of rain and a bit of thunder and lightning.
Traci

whoopiepoopsie said...

And you know what else Dawn?  It just shows how our children are so receptive to seeing the beauty in nature.  They'll slow down to admire it and take time to marvel in what's going around them.  Another good lesson for us adults to stop and smell the coffee!

Hugs from Minnesota

lv2trnscrb said...

so neat you guys "stopped to smell the roses" and enjoyed the sky this morning!

betty

astoriasand said...

Wonderful moments we have with our children when they are small Dawn.Enjoy them all.They grow so fast and believe me ,you wish they were small again.The sunrise  sounds fantastic ,you saw together.I hope you feel better still tomorrow and Pumkin is special .Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

swmpgrly said...

you need to take pics of that stuff...lol

nightmaremom said...

where was your camera?????  Silly!!!   We had horrendous winds here today...  
no rain tho..
hugs
d

cacklinrosie101 said...

Aw, too bad you didn't take a picture of it.  I am not sure if I've even seen a pinkish orange sky except in photo's.  Savor those small pleasures.  Hugs  Chris

martygord said...

Hi Dawn,
Sounds like not only a beautiful morning, but a beautiful moment with Pumpkin.  How nice that she takes the time to notice these things.
Best,
Marty

libragem007 said...

awww..that was sweet...spending time together to admire the sky.

Gem :-)

ksgal3133 said...

awww very nice :)

Hugs,
Gretchen

queeniemart said...

not only am i happy that you shared that with your child but i am thrilled you then shared it with us!! HUGS, lisa

brendaspears97 said...

Aww I love those special moments with my girls. I wish we could have seen a pic of it...anyhoo...have a GOOD day.

Brenda aka xomywayox....I've changed my email

glensfork4 said...

Those are the moments that are truly priceless......thank YOU for sharing it with me.

Michele

wwfbison said...

I am so touched that Pumpkin can see the beauty in a sunrise at such a young age, good for you to have raised such a child!!!  I love to see skies like that, there is something magical about them and a promise for a better day.
Lisa

chat2missie said...

Wish I would have such a sunset!  Enjoy your day.
Missie

sangrialel said...

I will have to send you a picture of the sky and acutally the whole yard one evening that was just awesome, something like what you are telling about here.  Linda

wildautumn1 said...

I love this entry! Sunrises & sunsets always inspire me! Having a cup of coffee this morning & thinking of you!!!

rdautumnsage said...

Thanks for sharing this magical moment with us. These are the memories that help us through those days of pain and sorrow. They present us with a smile and fond rememberance. (Hugs) Indigo

lurkynat said...

Beautiful Dawn!
thanks for the email
nat

eml625 said...

Smart kid you have there, she's right too!!
hugs,
Ellen

randlprysock said...

What a beautiful vision.... thanks for sharing!  Okay, I'm getting more caught up now.  LOL.  Hugs,
Lisa