I am always amazed that some of the most splendid sunrises happen on the dreariest days! This is my view from my kitchen counter in my new home this morning. Our old home was blocked in by our outbuildings and I had to venture outdoors to catch one of God's morning art shows like this. Now there is nothing in the way of the lovely view. Within a half hour of when this was taken, the day became grey and dreary.
This shot was taken with my new toy; a Sony Cybershot (DSC-S60). I had mentioned that on the day of our house demolition, my camera quit. I went nearly 2 days without any camera and was in some serious withdrawal! I picked up this cute little camera clearanced at Wal-Mart. I chose this one because is has manual settings so that even though it is not our dream camera, I can begin to educate my girls a bit more about photography than I could with a straight point-and-shoot one.
For some reason everything electronic around me is acting kooky lately and I was unable to open PhotoShop this morning to tweak this image so this is straight out of the camera. This is definitely better than what my old camera could do. Of course my old camera was a mere 1.3 megapixel point-and-shoot. It did do a really good job for what it was, but I realized how extremely out of date it was when I could buy a 2.1 megapixel camera off the shelf at wal-mart for $39.95!
Anyway, I leave you with this thought: Even on the dreariest of days, we can remember that the sun is still up there, it is just obscured by the clouds. God is kind of like that, too. Even when things look bad, the SON is still present. That is when we need to rely on faith. "Faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the certainty of things unseen." (Hebrews 11:1) We know that He is still there with us, even through the storms of life!