Here Comes the Sun

posted by Sharon July 28, 2013 23 Comments

Sun, sun, sun, here it comes.                                                                                                      — George Harrison

When I try to recall a memorable sunrise, none rivals the sun coming up in the Grand Canyon.

In this setting, nature shows off the slow appearing of the sun’s rays as few places I’ve ever been. It’s simply spectacular.

The day I saw the sun rise in the Grand Canyon, it was a festive time. People showed up in the pitch dark with blankets and heavy jackets and thermoses of coffee. We sat on the rim rocks and talked and joked and told about the places we lived. We gathered for a ringside seat at the show. And nature did not disappoint.

It was the waiting in the cold darkness that made those first rays so welcome. It was getting up at 4:30 to drive in what seemed like the middle of the night. It was sitting with strangers to get a canyon-side vantage point. It was the shared anticipation. The dark gives us an appreciation of the light.

Little darling It’s been a long, cold lonely winter.                                                                 Little darling It feels like years since it’s been here.

Here comes the sun,                                                                                                          Here comes the sun, and I say                                                                                              It’s all right.

How about you? When you have witnessed a spectacular, memorable sunrise?

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is George Harrison’s classic, “Here Comes the Sun.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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23 Comments

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marmepurl July 28, 2013 at 6:35 am

STUNNING

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Gemma Wiseman July 28, 2013 at 7:37 am

A panoramic landscape waiting for the glory of sunrise! Stunning photos.

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Karen July 28, 2013 at 8:24 am

Years go we witnessed the sun rising over the Gramd Canyon…..it was as spectacular as your photos you are showing here! Back then I unfortunately did not take any shots. Thanks for your images!

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Coloring Outside the Lines July 28, 2013 at 10:22 am

Wow- what a view! I think I would remember that morning for the rest of my life!

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jeanne stone July 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Beautiful sunrise over that canyon, and agree with you that nothing could compare to this!

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Diane O July 28, 2013 at 12:52 pm

What a great series of photos. I need to get there myself one day!

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Nicki July 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Wow! Seriously, WOW!

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Kathy July 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm

Wow! I thought sunrises in Florida over the Gulf were pretty amazing, but they don’t even come close to this!!! And I love the sense of community you described as you all gathered and waited in anticipation. Almost like the build up to a great concert. Nature’s concert. Thanks for sharing at Song-ography 🙂

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin July 28, 2013 at 1:49 pm

OH these are breathtaking!! Sharon, wow!!

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Ida July 28, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Oh my gosh these are amazing! God really creates art beyond our wildest dreams and it’s evident in these shots. I’m not a “morning” type person so Sunrises are rarely something I see. Perhaps though if I were able to visit the Grand Canyon I would make an exception to my sleeping in rule and go take this beauty in.

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nancyjeann July 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

oh wow…what a wonderful sunrise. So worth getting up so early to witness its beauty…

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mamagdog July 28, 2013 at 5:09 pm

What a beautiful series of shots – makes me want to put this on my bucket list!

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Kim Cunningham July 28, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Could these be any more breathtaking? Wow the colors are just amazing. Worth the early rising!

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tl82Tracy July 28, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I totally agree! A sunrise at the Grand Canyon is magical!! I was able to shoot it last year ar the north rim! Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing!!

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Patrice July 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Wow – positively magnificent!

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meanderingsteph July 28, 2013 at 8:56 pm

I love the progression of the shots! Well worth getting up so early.

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Mama Zen July 28, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Breathtaking!

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Jess Gibson July 29, 2013 at 12:37 am

Simply breathtaking! I can’t even imagine what it was like to see it in person. I’d say defiantly worth getting up early!!

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kybarb July 29, 2013 at 2:22 am

incomparably gorgeous!

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a gathering of days July 29, 2013 at 10:52 am

oh my goodness that is beautiful. I understand why it was so memorable for you. Even though it happens every single day it’s not any less amazing.

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Kerri July 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

FANTASTIC captures! Truly WOW!

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pctaximom03 July 31, 2013 at 11:51 am

so stunning… love the colors and the dreaminess… thank you so much for sharing, especially in this way. i feel like i witnessed it myself. lovely post.

would love for you to join us at 1440 on fridays. it’s all about capturing a moment of beauty.

xo
patty

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