About a month ago, I was complaining about Daylight Saving Time, as I am wont to do every year. My upset was with the fact that I was losing the daylight that had just begun to accompany me on my morning commute. I am not one to hold a grudge, and I do have a strong tendency to look for the bright side to any situation. If there’s a bright side to DST, it’s that I get to experience the return of morning sunrise to my commute twice.
I started snapping pictures of the second set of sunrise scenes and I was planning to post them along with a one-liner lyric from “Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens.
I remember being drawn to Cat Stevens from my happy place (hard rock) during the early 70s, and despite the often-criticized, and massively over-played “Morning Has Broken” and its companion on the Hit Parade, “Peace Train,” I liked his style and soothing voice. Both songs were on his album “Teaser and the Firecat” which is one of the first albums I bought from Brother George’s an album shop in Oakland, PA in the shadow of the Cathedral of Learning. Brother George’s sold all albums at the amazing price of 3 for $10.
My quest for sunrise photos was complicated by a big bright full moon that dominated the morning sky this week. It kept popping up between the trees, behind buildings and across the river. I stopped a few times to try and get a picture, but the (safe) parking was in places without good views. The good views were in places I didn’t dare stop.
So, I’ll take another song off “Teaser and the Firecat” for my one-liner:
“Oh, I’m bein’ followed by a moonshadow, moon shadow, moonshadow”
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun weekly series – One-Liner Wednesday. You can visit that page to see all the other contributions, and you can add your own.
The gallery includes the sunrise photos and the attempted moonshots.
If you care to listen to Cat Stevens, give a listen to Moonshadow.