A New Dawn

Puppy Stan woke me this morning in what seemed like the dead of night and he and I headed out into the darkness to meet the softest misty rain and a gentle breeze. As he tugged me to the corner of our road, I caught sight of the barest first glimmerings of today.

The blinds of dawn were being eased up by the gentlest of hands as if giving us time to run home, grab car and camera and answer the call of the waves.

The drama that unfolded was magical ~ never to be seen in quite the same form again, never ever as each jewelled today comes but once.

Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford
Tramore Beach, Co. Waterford

Out along the Cliff Road, a gull soared in celebration:

Soaring Gull
Soaring Gull

Newtown Cove, from where Harry and I will cast the Wishing Stones on New Year’s Eve was bathed in golden light:

Newown Cove, Tramore, Co. Waterford
Newown Cove, Tramore, Co. Waterford

ย Not knowing when the dawn will

come ย I open every door.

(Emily Dickinson)

Author: socialbridge

I am a sociologist and writer from Ireland. I have worked as a social researcher for 30 years and have had a lifelong passion for writing. My main research interests relate to health care and sense of place.

38 thoughts on “A New Dawn”

  1. I look forward to your blogs, especially those which contain references to my canine namesake. Hope that your seasonal celebrations go well, and that your inspirational musings continue unabated

  2. I am constantly taking pictures of both sunrise and sunset..as like you said they’re never the same. Sometimes the colors are so vibrant and other times they are soft pastel muted colors. I love the pictures that you shot , they show how quickly the scene changes…

  3. Beautiful morning– I heard a program on NPR recently about the Dark Sky preserve in Ireland. I know you’re on a different coast than the Ring of Kerry, but morning sky reminded me to ask about the starlight where you are — Sandy

  4. Jean, I keep getting posts tonight from Social Bridge with no content in them. Have had four tonight. Hope you haven’t been hacked. Hope I haven’t clicked on malicious software either. Might just be a glitch.

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