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I Should Have Used a Tripod

November 24th, 2008 · 7 Comments

…but I was afraid I would miss it if I took the time to set it up!  Hence, the blurriness.

When I was making my kids’ lunches this morning I noticed the sky looking so pretty.  As you can see there are so many trees around that during the summer I don’t see sunrise.  Only now when the trees are leaf-less do I get a peek!  I stuck my feet in my shoes, grabbed my camera and ran outside.  When I came back in my husband looked at me like I was nuts.  It was so beautiful, I had to try to capture it.  This is SOOC.  I tried sharpening it and cropping it, but changed my mind.  In all it’s imperfection, I like it.  It’s kind of like me.  I could use some sharpening, but probably not cropping.  I’m short enough!

When we have a especially colorful sunrise or sunset, I always think of my maternal grandmother saying, “Red at night, sailors delight, Red in the morning, sailors take warning.”  She also used to say that if you could see the backs of the leaves when the wind is blowing, there is a storm coming.  Some others where, if you see cows lying down, there is going to be a storm and if there is a ring around the moon, the next day it will rain.  I love these old weather sayings.  Do you know any others?  I would love to hear them!

Tags: Family · Photography

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lmerie // Nov 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    What I could see this morning, was a little on the red sky side (I did not actually venture out of the bed to see!) – I thought of the same saying. The sun is out now, but I hope the rain comes!

    Lovely Picture!

  • 2 Gayle // Nov 24, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Hi lmerie!

    We do have rain predicted for here, maybe you will get some there too!

  • 3 ELK // Nov 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    oh I get those looks too…tee hee I like the image …you have to react and just take it!

  • 4 donna // Nov 24, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    My mom had that same saying…but instead of sailors she would say “shepherds”. I guess that is the liberty you take when you grow up on a sheep farm. Love the pic…sometimes SOC is better than any tweeks from photoshop

  • 5 Liz // Nov 25, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    My grandfather always had so many theories about weather… wish I’d paid attention.

  • 6 Gayle // Nov 25, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Hi ELK!
    The look he gave me was pretty funny!

    Hi donna!
    That’s funny, I looked on the internet for sayings and that’s what I found, “shepherds”. I don’t know where my grandmother got “sailors” from!

    Hi Liz!
    I think my grandmother had more, sure wish I remembered them!

  • 7 Sunrise Curtain // Dec 5, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    […] didn’t use a tripod this time either.  I rested the camera on our printer!  Oh, and I didn’t run outside in my […]

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