✝️ Glorious London Dawn for Her Majesty’s Funeral 19 September 2022

The dawn of a new life for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll

Her Majesty no doubt has experienced the truth that “No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39

Thanks to JD for the picture of the London dawn on 19 September 2022 at 6:43 am

Praise the Lord

Peace at dawn outside London. March 2022. May such peace return to the Ukraine.

A picture that would warm Turner’s heart. Best on desktop.

Thank you to my son SB for the sensitive picture that would warm Turner’s heart.

New York Dawn 18 March 2022 – A Poem

Apologies, gratitude and full acknowledgement to William Wordsworth.

Please look at the picture and scroll down to the poem. Thank you.

Thank you to AB for the picture – March 2022
New York Dawn

Earth has not anything to show so fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
New York now doth, like a garment, wear
The beauty of the morning; silent, bare,
Concrete canyons, theatres, walkways, the avenues lie
Waiting for their throngs, as orange dawn lights the sky;
Never did sun so beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!
New York will awake at its own sweet will.
Dear God! the very buildings seem asleep;
And all New York's mighty heart is lying still! 

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Almost all based on "Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September3, 1802" by William Wordsworth.

The sound of the dawn surf at Morgan Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

Gorgeous Morgan Bay at dawn. Enjoy the photo and the watch the video below. How beautiful is the sound of the surf! A truly wonderful place to visit. Please scroll down for the video. Make sure the sound is on. Thank you.

The pictures and video were taken from the balcony outside our hotel room.

Dawn. Richmond Park. London. This morning. Early. Beauty beyond words.

Two pictures. Thank you WD for the pictures, Please scroll down.

The approach of splendour.
Peace. , perfect Peace.

The Salutation of the Dawn

This is a repeat post. I am repeating it because of the number of people who have looked at it. I hope Kalidasa’s poem helps you as it has helped me. John 7 October 2021

No, this is not a recently discovered painting by Turner! It is a photo taken by our friend, artist Professor Estelle Marais. The picture is of sunrise over the harbour in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, on 7 June 2020.

Silhouetted against the rising sun is a harbour crane, affectionately described by Estelle as “The Harbour Giraffe walking into the sun this morning”.

Estelle always finds the welcoming dawn encouraging and inspiring.

This wonderful photograph is a powerful reminder of Kalidasa’s greatly loved poem “Look to this Day”:

Scroll down below the picture to read the famous poem:

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Picture Estelle Marais

Look To This Day

Look to this day:
For it is life, the very life of life.
In its brief course
Lie all the verities and realities of your existence.
The bliss of growth,
The glory of action,
The splendour of achievement
Are but experiences of time.

For yesterday is but a dream
And tomorrow is only a vision;
And today well-lived, makes
Yesterday a dream of happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of hope.
Look well therefore to this day;
Such is the salutation to the ever-new dawn!

Thank you Kalidasa and Estelle

Please do this now

Morgan Bay Dawn: Glorious Red and Gold and then the Whispering Waves

South Africa. Another glimpse of paradise. Scroll down for two pictures and a video with sound of the waves whispering welcome to the dawn.

Note: You may have to click the video start button a few times.

The Glory of dawn – Thanks to D for the picture
The dawn tide reveals hidden gold!
Hear the whispering waves welcoming another dawn

The shepherd’s warning about a red sky in the morning

Shepherd wisdom: A red sky in the morning is a shepherd’s warning: A red sky at night is a shepherd’s delight.

The red sky warning came true in London today, 24 January 2021. Look at the two pictures taken in London this morning: A red dawn followed by snow a few hours later!