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November 19, 2011 / lynnettedobberpuhl

A Distant Sun













It is November in Minnesota. The sun rises so late and so far to the south that at 7:15 a.m. I can’t even see it from my pillow. All summer the piercing, top-of-the-morning beams had dragged me from my bed to belatedly pull the blinds of my east-facing window. Today, with Saturday slothfulness, I watch the clouds’ golden tint blushing to pink as bare branches and my neighbors’ rooftops are revealed in the growing light. Clouds approach and steal the fire of the day, leaving me under many shades of gray. Tantalizing streaks of blue, gold and rose hint that full, brilliant daytime exists up there, beyond my reach. It is November in Minnesota; time to be thankful for glimpses caught.



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  1. Kay Vallery Young / Nov 19 2011 1:09 pm

    What am I thinking? I’m thinking your literary brush is painting a gorgeous picture! I’m thinking that, at least for today I’m grateful I’m not blanketed under the ice and snow with which Michele is contending. After Thanksgiving will be just fine for our next snow!

  2. Kelly Thompson / Nov 19 2011 1:21 pm

    Beautiful pic, my friend. I am a snow and ice queen like Mich today and was nearly done with work by the time the sun came up. Thanks for the warm thoughts on a blustery day.

  3. Amy / Nov 19 2011 1:41 pm

    Beautiful…I think.

  4. Janice Sylvia / Nov 19 2011 1:46 pm

    This is good! You should do more poetry!

  5. aviatrixkim / Nov 19 2011 3:13 pm

    Lovely photo, lovely words.

  6. SusanWritesPrecise / Nov 19 2011 3:42 pm

    How lovely! Nice post, too.

  7. KerBear's Android / Nov 19 2011 7:31 pm

    Artfully created word picture. Said with a breathy satisfied sigh.

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