14 November 2017


I'm nearly halfway through my November Reign III project... capturing sunrise (or the moment of hidden sunrise) every day this month. I've been so excited about some of the results!

In preparation for Veteran's Day, I wanted to include my patriotic Honor Starflake in some sunrise photos. I decided to string a few more recent favorite flakes to get sunrise shots of them, too, while I was at it.

Because I was on my way to work while snapping the photos, I didn't take my good camera. Thanks to elbow and neck pain earlier this year, I've been trying to minimize my commute load so as to give my body time to heal.

The little Nikon and the iPhone aren't always so good at capturing snowflakes during a sunrise...

the iPhone

the little Nikon

Last weekend, I'd planned to do a re-shoot not only to mark the actual Veterans Day, but also because I wanted better photos than what I'd snapped the week before. Some distressing family news took me out of inspirational photography mode for a good 24 hours, so I shot only the Honor Starflake the second time around. I now regret not taking more photos that morning because the sunrise did sport some amazing color, but at the time, my motivation just wasn't percolating.

The night I learned my parents' home had been broken into, I wrote a blog post, mostly to allow all the pent-up emotions to escape, but also to share what my family has learned and to hopefully help others avoid what my parents are now being forced to endure. Ultimately, I decided not to post it right now, in part because the investigation is ongoing, but also because this trauma occurred so close to the holidays. The experience has already made it difficult enough for my parents to regain their confidence and happiness without me bringing it all up again. So my angry blog post is on hold for a while. I'd rather spread sunshine than sadness.

So here are a few sunrises so far this month, as well as a couple of delightful sunsets, too. Spread sunshine. Make the world a better place.


  1. Outstanding photos and very well captured indeed. Well done. Greetings!

    1. Thank you, Blogoratti! Sometimes it's fun to force myself to get up for sunrise, but sometimes I'd like to stay in bed one more hour...

  2. Sure got lots of awesome shots indeed and all different variety. Goes to show that you never know what the day may bring.

    1. How true, Pat! Sometimes I wish the day would bring an extra hour or two of sleep...

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your parents' home. How awful for them.

    These photos - wow. November 3 and November 1 - double wow. Isn't this world a beautiful place? Thank you for sharing your corner of it with us!

    1. Thank you, Sue. This has been very difficult for my whole family, but we're finally getting back on track.


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