Monday, July 28, 2008

A New Day Begins

Monday, the beginning of a new week. The washing machine is running, the dishes are done and I'm on my way out the door to do some errands. But before I get busy I just want to stop for a moment and appreciate the start of this new day.

I love the way the sun shines through the trees in the morning and highlights the leaves in my planters.
The sun makes wonderful shadows on the terra cotta strawberry planter
The sun peeks through the trees, lighting up parts of the deck.
It looks like a giant flashlight beaming down and I recall my favorite verse, "This is the day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it."

Wait, what do I see? Do you see it?
Come a little bit closer..
closer...
There it is! Isn't this spider web amazing?
Well enough of this chit chat. I've got things to do, places to go. Hope this is a great Monday for you!


32 comments:

  1. Great photo shoot Rhondi. You took some things we take for granted, such as shadows the sun makes, and helped us to stop and appreciate the beauty.
    Thanks for taking the time to photo and post this!
    Diane

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  2. Every day when I come to your blog, I tell myself I want to go buy this CD.
    I love your deck and that spider web is WOW. The verse is really nice and so suits your picture.
    Have a great day.
    Nancy

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  3. Love your post and your header is beautiful.

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  4. I love the tree-shaded deck! All the photos are great.

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  5. That is an awesome pic of the spider web...they are unique creatures. Love the pics too of your deck!

    Hugz,
    Michele

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  6. Hi Rhondi,
    Your photography is beautiful. The spider web picture is wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful Monday.

    Rhonda

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  7. It must be tempting to linger out on your deck all morning. Such beautiful light...it reminds me of a story I'll have to blog about.
    Holley

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  8. God certainly makes some superb weavers! I love all your sunbeam shots. I spied your beautiful begonia--one of the angel wings? My begonias are like my babies to me. Thank you for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Lallee

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  9. I haven't ever see a spider's web like that, I wonder what type resides in it? Your deck reminds me of the lodge we stayed in, in the rainforests of Australia. I would love a deck like yours. x

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  10. Oh my you are right. The way the sun shines through those plants is beautiful. Makes me think of walking through a forest.

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  11. Hi Rhondi! wow! I love this place! wonderful! I live in one similar place !:)

    visit me anytime...

    hugs!

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  12. What a great picture of the spider web. A couple years ago we were driving south out of LaCross, WI shortly after sun-up and saw the most amazing sight. Suddenly there were all these circles on the right side...the west. It took a moment to realize that it was hoar frost on the spider webs and the sun was shining on them. I think it was about 10 miles of that spectular sight. How I wish we would have had a camera along. Thanks for the reminder!

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  13. Hi Rhondi~Thank you for the congratulations! Your photos today are so beautiful! What a great way for you to wake up on sunny mornings!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs!
    Kim

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  14. I'd be envious of your hammock except it is 109 on my deck right now - 4:00 sun time! I don't ever remember it being that hot here. And dry. Still no rain but at least the new pump is working and we can water again. God is good, all the time! Blessings, marlene

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  15. It is truly a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Sunshine is one of those things that is so easy to take for granted in summer but it is so very much missed in the dreary days of winter. Morning sunshine is the best though isn't it?

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  17. The sun shinning through the trees is just beautiful. I adore that spider web. One day I spent about 15 mins just watching a spider spin it's web. Just when it was about finished I killed it.... Just kidding! I did watch it but I let it stay there alive waiting for it's next dinner. LOL

    Hugs,
    Joanne

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  18. Rhondi, you live in such beautiful surroundings and I love coming to your blog which is always such a happy, positive place to visit. Thank you for sharing it :)

    Chrissie

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  19. The spider web reminds me of a space ship . Very unusual looking .Amazing .

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  20. What a wonderful and peaceful site.
    I too look looking at spider webs...outside!

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  21. Fantastic photos Rhondi! It is really hard to get a good picture of a spider's web. Well done you!

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  22. Hello Rhondi, wonderful sunlight through the trees, and that spider's web is WOW! Diana x

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  23. Love those photos, Rhondi--very enchanting! The CD brings a bit too much modernity to the scene though, doesn't it? ;o) LOL! Happy week ((HUGS))

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  24. I love how the sun streaks through the woods like that. I just noticed you have built your deck around the trees, how wonderful. You really feel like you are sitting in a tree house for sure. What a lovely post. Have a lovely day. Karen

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  25. I have never seen a spider web so perfectly round before! Your deck is such a pretty place. Do you eat outside often?

    Hugs ~
    Heidi

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  26. What beautiful photos! Wow, that spider web is fantastic!

    Katherine

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  27. I always thought that spider webs can be really beautiful, especially when covered in morning dew with the sun hitting them. This is a really unusual looking web! Isn't nature amazing?

    Kady

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  28. It was good to enter into the beginning of your day. The spiders web is just amazing, not seen one with that pattern before. Thanks for showing.
    Loved the quilt and the colour scheme and how well it goes with tea pot etc.

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  29. Hi Rhondi,
    ... and I thought that was a UFO at first! lol
    God's creations ... they are amazing!

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  30. Visiting you is pure joy. Everything... is just lovely. Thank you for reminding us that indeed - God made a 'wonderful world' for us to enjoy.

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  31. More amazing photos - you should take up photography for a living!

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Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave a comment. I always read every one. I am glad you stopped by for a visit. Hope you'll come again!
Rhondi