It truly was a beautiful sunrise this morning. I found a place up high on the side of a cliff where I could align this tree with the dramatic sky for a background. The sky seemed to almost sing with color, light and shape.
When it was finished, I sat and read as I waited for the sun to crest the horizon. At the start of today's reading was the old Isaac Watts hymn, "I Sing the Mighty Power of God" (http://www.hymnary.org/text/i_sing_the_mighty_power_of_god) .
The lyrics certainly seemed fitting with the wondrous scenes around me. Behind me snow capped mountains were beginning to glow in the day's first light while above them a full moon hung in the sky. Far below me at the base of the cliff elk were peacefully grazing in a meadow and above me the clouds took on amazing and ever changing shapes. Everywhere I looked there was something amazing. What a glorious world we live in!