For some reason…

…I find great hope as the sun rises.

Sunday morning

Sunday morning

This morning, just one week before Christmas!

This morning, just one week before Christmas!

Wishing all my followers the happiest Christmas ever, and an extremely prosperous New Year!

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It’s been the worst of times…

…because my computer totally died and both the motherboard and the CPU had to be replaced.

AT&T kept giving me a ‘security error’, stating that my Internet account was “Unprovisioned“.

In addition, BEDBUGS migrated from an apartment one floor below, and even after TWO exterminations, a few remain, though I’ve caulked every baseboard, filled every hairline crack, washed walls and almost every article of clothing I own (much is still tied up in plastic bags until I can get to the cleaners).

My lovely home/apartment has been totally ‘topsy-turvy’ for the last two and a half weeks…and I.  Am.  Exhausted!

Yesterday, I spent five hours re-installing software (still have some ‘tweaking to do!), made two trips up to AT&T in Evanston to alleviate the ‘lack of Internet’ situation, and have made it through one of my three e-mail accounts before collapsing into bed.

Time to begin again…

New Day

…with a brand new day!

From my window: A Father’s Day gift of colors

Within a bit over nine hours time
the changes in the skies
from evening to morning
continue to amaze

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Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

 

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

 

Father's Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Father’s Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Awareness…or not…

…something wonderful can happen when one makes a mistake!

We’ve had some pretty amazing sunsets here in Chicago lately…I grabbed the camera and shot this one with the “Sunset” setting back on May 25th.

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The following morning, I awoke early, and obviously had not had quite enough coffee, because I quickly grabbed the camera and rushed into the studio to capture the sunrise.

I forgot to change the setting!

In a way, though, I was quite happy with the outcome.

Sunrise 1-Sunset Setting

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Sunrise 2-Sunset Setting

A moment later, realizing my error, I re-set and clicked again…this is what the May 26th sunrise really looked like:

26MAY2013 529 AM Sunrise

Wrong setting…right setting?

It matters not…because beauty IS in the (camera’s) eye of the beholder!