Finding Serenity in a Desert Sunrise

Short and sweet post to share the weekly photo challenge theme Serene.

With one more week of classes for which to prepare final grades, a birthday to celebrate (mine), and the inevitable push of the holiday season now here, finding moments of serenity will be good for my soul. Sometimes I have to stop what I’m doing and get my second wind!

Last October, we spent a long weekend with good friends in Helendale, California, in the Mohave Desert. We stayed in a vacation home and woke up to this incredible golden sunrise.The rising sun illuminated the homes across the lake (made up by the Mohave river aqua-fir). Hundreds of “mud ducks” serenely floated on the calm water.

Not shown in the photo is the lovely deck where we could just sit quietly and take it all in.

I hope you can find some serene moments as the holiday season approaches.







40 thoughts on “Finding Serenity in a Desert Sunrise

  1. It’s getting busy, isn’t it, Terri? I’m sure it won’t be long before the blogging world slows down for the holidays. Then, hopefully, we can all find some serenity. Love your festive signature at the end of the post. Care to share how you did it? 😀
    Happy Birthday (when it arrives). 🎂

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    1. Thanks, Hugh! Its’ here (my b-day)–quiet since today is Monday and I teach my last classes for the semester! We celebrated in style on Saturday at a jingle bell walk for the SPCA, AKA, the PUP Crawl! One of my students coordinated the event with the SPCA for her class , so we thought it would be fun to participate. I know you are passionate about your pups. Here is the link if you want to see the event.

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      1. Well, happy belated birthday, Terri. I hope you had a great day. Sounds like the weekend was fantastic. A great cause and thanks for the link to the pup crawl. We would have loved to have joined you guys. 😀 I hope you and the pups get to go on many more. Looks great fun.

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  2. Hi Terri! Yes, I think that it is very important that all of us find a way to find serenity during the month ahead. And I so agree that nature is a perfect place to find it. Thanks for sharing your photo and reminding us of things to look for in the days ahead. ~Kathy

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  3. This was definitely a great way to begin the day! A quiet early morning on the deck with the spectacular sunrise.

    Happy birthday, Terri. I love your new profile picture.

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  4. Amazing colors and caption, Terri. I hope you will be able to relax a bit soon! Happy upcoming birthday. I hope you have a terrific day with lots of spoils from the hubby and the pups. 🙂

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