A Sunrise of Hope on Easter Morning

Years ago, I attended a sunrise Easter service. Now, anyone who knows me knows that I can count on one hand how many sunrises I’ve seen. I am NOT a morning person. So, to actually set an alarm and plan to be up early is a huge ordeal for me.

But I wanted to attend the service, so there I was, up before 6:00 a.m., making my way to a cold, dark beach. It felt like the middle of the night. I was tired and grumpy, and I couldn’t see where I was going. There were little hazards everywhere, like random pieces of driftwood, uneven ground, and loose pebbles.

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The “Perfect” New Year’s Photos?

One of my New Year’s resolutions for 2018 is to pull out my long-neglected “real” digital camera and take more photos of the great outdoors. So yesterday, camera in hand, my husband and I headed out to our favourite spot near the ocean. (Yes, you guessed it – Dallas Road.) It was sunny in the early afternoon, so I was sure I was going to get the “perfect” photo of a pre-New Year’s Eve sunset to end 2017 with a bang.

Well, as we got closer to our destination, the clouds started closing in, and raindrops were falling. “But I need my perfect photos!” I told myself, and off we headed down the path. Read more