Suddenly it comes…


Well – the sun will be up in a few minutes and I haven’t even begun to make coffee. I take more baggage from my pickup, the grub box and cooking gear, go back in the trailer and start breakfast. Simply breathing, in a place like this, arouses the appetite. The orange juice is frozen, the milk slushy with ice. Still chilly enough inside the trailer to turn my breath to vapor. When the first rays of sun strike the cliffs I fill a mug with steaming coffee and sit in the doorway facing the sunrise, hungry for the warmth.

Suddenly it comes, the flaming globe, blazing on the pinnacles and minarets and balanced rocks, on the canyon walls and through the windows in the sandstone fins. We greet each other, sun and I, across the black void of ninety-three million miles. […]

That’s the way it was this morning.

~ Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire

Photo: Stray Light Effect


  1. and we nod to each other in gratitude.

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  2. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    …. and suddenly it starts rising!!

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  3. That photo is breathtakingly beautiful.

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  4. Ah yes! A new day! A Fryday!

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  5. Beautiful!

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  6. Glorious! Happy Friday, pal!

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  7. Wow. I get it. We had the pleasure of camping in the desert. Amazing photo.

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  8. sounds like the perfect morning David! ❤
    Diana xo

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  9. Christie says:

    The day you posted this I saw more than one photo of Delicate Arch 🙂 It stayed with me.. i like to greet the sun when i can and I have had the extreme Joy of seeing the sun rise and set at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park…

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