Rise and Shine

Scrambling eggs, that’s what I was doing.  I had unloaded my dishwasher, and I’d put these cups on the counter, ready to be carried upstairs to my little mini-kitchen where I keep the treasured K-Cup machine.  There they sat… nothing special.

But I turned around from the stove to see the morning sun pouring in through the kitchen windows, making light crystals dance on these cups, and in the reflections they cast on the granite.  This lovely mix-matched group of glass and ceramic, colors blending unexpectedly, just gave me such a happy lift.

I picked up my ever-present cell phone and snapped a photo.  Could have run upstairs to get the better camera.  Could have tried to turn some of the handles to get more of those colors to show.  Could have missed the whole thing, actually.  And it’s nothing really.  But I love pausing for these little moments.

I take lots of photos like this, then delete them a day or two later.  Just wanted to share this one with you.  If you’re busy scrambling eggs or other things… take a few seconds to enjoy some little unexpected treat.  They’re easy to find.


3 Responses to “Rise and Shine”

  1. michelle pond says:

    They say that the best camera is the one you have in your hand. What a sweet appreciation of a simple moment.

  2. Cheryl says:

    Light…ever changing and changing in an instant! I love the lift light gives us. It is almost magical. I remember spending a few moments with “my kids” figuring out what created the bouncing reflection high on my living room wall…light reflecting off the dog water bowl outside. Another day the dog was in a frenzy, barking. That same reflection was focused on the porch wall…the dog was sure something alive was crawling down the wall (she’s been known to bark ferociously at an a earwig on the porch!). My favorite is when we discover a rainbow bouncing around in the house. I think I have photos of one such day in my facebook albums.:) Thanks for reminding me to not get so busy today with things I must do that I don’t notice these small gifts from God. “And God said, ‘Let there be light.’ and there was light.” What a most precious gift.

  3. Marcea Clive says:

    The one on the left is only casting a high light, no shadow at all. Who knew? Love it.

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