Lake Powell Sunrise
At least one morning every trip, I get up early and find the best vantage point for a sunrise photo. It was a beautiful morning on this day with just enough cloud cover to create a lovely and interesting sky as a backdrop for my picture. I found my spot, set up my tripod and camera and then waited for the magic to happen. It was a peaceful time to listen to the soft sounds of the water rippling to shore, the two chattering crows overhead with their birdseye view of the coming event, and the unsettling sounds of coyotes howling in the distance. It was a time to reflect on the beauty of this earth in its many forms. While in the South Pacific I marveled at the lush, tropical flora and fauna and thought this was indeed heaven on earth. And yet on this morning, surrounded by barren red rock formations and rugged desert vistas, I also saw the beauty of God's handiwork.