Jonathan Foust

October 14, 2009

Good Mornings

Filed under: Nature, Photography — jonathanfoust @ 11:50 am

My morning ritual is pretty simple.  Roll out of bed, get dressed, use the bathroom, grab my camera and paraphernalia, roust the dogs and head out into the woods.  I’m either in pitch darkness or with some light from the moon.

The dogs are in full bliss state and it’s easy to tap into their alertness, joy and enthusiasm.

Whatever route I take through the woods and fields to the water, I’m almost always there to catch the sunrise.  My dear Uncle Dave, who taught creative writing most of his life, used to often gripe about how our language doesn’t reflect reality.

“It’s not sunrise,” he would often say, “It’s actually earthturn.”

So here are some choice Earth Turn photos from the past ten days:

sunrise rosy

sunrise salmon

sunrise grey

sunrise moody




  1. The 1st one with the reflection in the water is like really cool (wanted to say groovy but changed my mind…been listening to Woodstock again!)
    Maybe if you get a chance at Seven Oaks you could take a few shots of the river there, huh??. Would be cool to see what it looks like in the fall.

    Comment by Sherry — October 14, 2009 @ 8:16 pm

    • Groovy is a great word! I’m always a little self-conscious taking photos at a meditation retreat. But I know I sent my little one with me just in case… if I get anything good, I’ll be sure to post it here. Nice to hear from you, Sherry!

      Comment by jonathanfoust — October 15, 2009 @ 10:56 am

  2. Amazing – thank you!

    Comment by Christa — October 15, 2009 @ 2:17 pm

  3. wow! these are all just great, I can’t even single one out as more special than the others. For a moment there, I considered getting up early myself to see earth turn :-). Thank you for sharing!

    Comment by Sylvia — October 15, 2009 @ 2:19 pm

    • Now that I look back on these images, I’m amazed at the variation in the morning sky in just a few weeks. Thanks for your thanks!

      Comment by jonathanfoust — October 15, 2009 @ 2:41 pm

  4. great earth turnings! Subtle and beautiful changes.

    Comment by Gary — October 18, 2009 @ 1:38 pm

  5. these are achingly beautiful. thank you for sharing!

    Comment by sarah — October 22, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

  6. the last one of these earth turn photos (very nice term btw!), orange, just took my breath away. literally. thank you!

    Comment by Beckett — October 25, 2009 @ 11:31 am

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