Sunrise Mandalas

I sat on the beach, waiting for the sunrise, and got restless.  There was only so much experimenting I could do with the camera settings – if I got one decent photo of the sunrise, then good.

So I started drawing in the sand.  IMG_4300

I had always wanted to draw something in the sand as a souvenir or memory of our stay on the sand.  I thought about the footprints in the sand, when the boys were still young, but they couldn’t-wouldn’t stand still.  They didn’t sit long enough for the date-and-place scribbles either.  I figured I would know from the photos where we were, anyway.

I didn’t think about just drawing anything, and certainly not about mandalas, even though I had been doodling and drawing those since I was young.  So now, I try to remember to draw simple mandalas on whatever beach we are on.

Which reminds me – when going through old, old photos from an old chocolate tin can, I knew that if I flipped the photo over I would see my father’s or mother’s writing on the back, identifying the date and place of the photo taken.  Good to see my father’s writing once in a while – big, bold strokes.  My boys’ writing is small and cramped, no matter how many times I tell them to write bigger.  Anyways … I digress again.

I continued to draw in the sand as the sun came up over the horizon, stopping now and then to take pictures.   Unconsciously, I had also drawn a sunrise on the sand.

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How cool is that! Actually, I didn’t know what else to do, and the squiggly lines started out with another design in mind, that just went on its own.

Inspired, I drew another mandala.  But then the sun got hotter, and it was time to go in for breakfast.

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Yes, it was a good sunrise. 🙂

 

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Mayaro Sunrise

“Ooohhh, Mayaro has beautiful sunrises”, I was told by SIL.

Ok, great … and that means getting up and out by 5:30am …. *sigh*  I’m on vacation … I need my sleep … Oh well … I was woken up at a little after 5am the next day.

“Hurry up”, hubby tells me, “the sun is coming out, and it’s not going to be sunrise for long.”

And so I was out on the beach by 5:30 am … on a cloudy morning :o)

“The sun is going to come out right there,” says hubby, pointing out to the horizon – the same spot where thick clouds were covering the sky over the horizon.

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Really?  Are we going to get a sunrise, I asked.  Of course.  The sun always rises.  I roll my eyes.  It didn’t look it, with all the clouds.  I started drawing on the sand, while waiting for the sunrise.   IMG_4300

But just like the sunsets, the sun was coming up fast.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The clouds parted a little, at just that spot where the sun was rising.

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Great timing by Mother Nature.

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“Now, wasn’t that worth getting up at 5am?”