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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #122: The Sun will come out Tomorrow

This week for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #122, we are excited to have Ann as the guest host. Ann invited us to look at the theme, “The Sun Will Come out Tomorrow.”

I follow the theme to meditate on the sun will come out tomorrow. This thought also led me to contemplate the idea that on a cloudy day, the sun is shining bright in the sky even when we don’t see it.

“What I know for sure is that every sunrise is like a new page, a chance to right ourselves and receive each day in all its glory. Each day is a wonder.” – Opera Winfrey

When something went wrong, instead of spending too much time asking why it happened, I found myself asking, “What should we do next?” It’s valuable to assess what went wrong so we could avoid making the same mistake. Staying in the pity pit for too long and we could be drowned.

Sunrise at a beach

“Hope abides; therefore, I abide. Hope abides; therefore, I bide. Countless frustrations have not cowed me. I am still alive, vibrant with life. The black cloud will disappear, the morning sun will appear once again in all its supernal glory.” – Sri Chinmoy

On one Maui trip, we drove up to the Haleakalā or the East Maui Volcano. The tallest peak of Haleakalā (“house of the sun”), at 10,023 feet (3,055 m), is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). Halfway up the mountain, the black clouds gathered, and it started to rain. We droved past the low clouds. I saw the bright sun in the clear sky. It was an experience I never forget. How often do I stay below to see the black cloud and forget the sun is still there even though I don’t see it at the moment? The similar experience applied to traveling on the plane. I could see the sun above the fluffy black clouds.

Haleakalā National Park
Key West sky

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Some people say they don’t have any pleasant memories in their lives. I wonder if we could create a good memory today. When tomorrow come, we would have one day of good memory. It’s like making a deposit of one positive day at a time to the “Good Memory” bank.

Anchorage, Alaska

“Grace comes into the soul as the morning sun into the world: there is first a dawning, then a mean light, and at last the sun in his excellent brightness.” – Thomas Adams

My husband Lynton said to me, “I kiss you and tell you ‘I love you’ before we go to bed every night because I don’t know if we would die asleep. I hold you tight in the morning because I’m happy that we are alive to welcome a new day.”

Laguna Lake, California

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” – Helen Keller

There’s no doubt we have shadows in our life, the matter is our choice. We choose to face the sun and focus on the energy that carry us through the darkness.

A local park in Portland, Oregon

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #122: The Sun will come out Tomorrow

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Sunrise/Sunset

I don’t get up early enough to take many sunrise photos. I did manage to take some last year on Easter Sunday. Mercy and Will hiked to the top of Mt. Adams in Oregon to watch the sunrise. The first photo is credited to Mercy.

I love taking sunset photos. When I travel during sunrise or sunset hours, I make sure to have seats where I could capture the scenes. Sunset is beautiful everywhere, such as in the cities of my neighborhood, which is also fascinating.

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Sunrise on top of Mt Adams, Oregon

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Sunrise on Easter Sunday, Fullerton, California

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Sunset view from airplane, west coast, USA

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Sunset in La Habra, California

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Palm Sunday Morning

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This section of the street lined up with palm trees reaching the sky

This morning was a beautiful morning. It’s Palm Sunday. Our church choir sang in all three services. I got up at 5:45 a.m. to be at the 7:00 a.m. rehearsal. This is the week before Easter. It’s an exciting day also because we voted in a new pastor. It took the church search committee one year to carefully search and nominated this pastor. I’m thankful for a new chapter of our church life.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge – Morning

Sunrise in Reed City, Michigan

Sunrise in Reed City Michigan by Ramona Seath-Lubke

The big ball of fire behind

The silhouette of trees,

Raised up its head and

Greeted the earth with

all its warmth, brightness and energy.

Its ray colored the sky with

red, pink, purple, blue and orange.

Signaled to the beloved people

The hope of a new day.

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Photo was taken by my friend Ramona Seath-Lubke in Reed City, Michigan USA, on April 5, 2017.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Look Down at Things

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Lantau Peak is the second highest summit in Hong Kong. It is a perfect spot to watch the sunrise. The climb takes around two hours. Many people spend a night at a hotel in Ngong Ping and set off about 4:00 a.m. to catch the 6:00 a.m. sunrise from its peak. When we were in Hong Kong, we took the cable car to ride to the peak. The hiking trails below can be clearly seen from the cable car.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Looking Down at Things