Each morning I drive to Bismarck, I try to capture a sunrise. Sunrise is later now, a sign of a new season upon us.
Sometimes I am talking to my mom on the phone while I do it. I pull off the road to be safe. But these are taken on my iPhone and edited on there also. This morning I took the above sunrise while talking to my mom. Even then, I take a deep breath to soak in the sunrise to start my day.
Last night was a rare moment when I was returning from a farm show to the east and saw the sunset to the west outside of our small town.
Tonight I was in our yard only to look up to see the sun was down already. Shorter days on the prairie mean Fall and then Winter. I used to dread Old Man Winter blowing his way onto the prairie. But a life lesson I have learned this year is new seasons bring new challenges. And new challenges help to grow.
With two active young girls, my husband’s business, my job and commute, a high school boy that seems to participate in any and every activity presented to him and a few volunteer efforts between all of us, I wonder what a new season will bring. My plate is full. Can’t you tell? I blog less! A new season I hope can remove from my plate. Less is more. But I know at this stage of life, the season is going to bring more. And so it is. I take a deep breath. Soak in the sunrise daily. And set with the sun nightly.
There is a time for everything says Ecclesiastes 3. And a season for every activity under heaven. The sunrises and sunsets on the North Dakota prairie are my earthly heaven that I take in the activities of the season. And I am blessed.
What are you looking forward to the most in the new season?
I am looking forward to the cooler weather as it has been a brutally warm summer. Fall is my favorite season as the weather is perfect for sleeping, and outdoor activities. I can’t wait for apple picking and pumpkins!
Nancy Claeys says
Although I am not a fan of winter, I do realize change in seasons is a necessity. I do hope you can continue to find time to blog here and there, Katie. I would miss reading your posts. xo
these are so pretty, katie. at least you take time to see the beauty and take a deep breath now and then. as for blogging, we’ll still be here when you can. 🙂
That sunset picture is gorgeous! I’m so looking forward to fall – but it will be gone too fast. Summer was way to hot to enjoy so I’m going to soak up every tiny ounce of fall that I can get before it gets too cold.