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Subtle Day's Beginning - Skagit Valley WA

Subtle :adjective: so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe.

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in the Skagit Valley,

during that last moments of morning twilight,

the colors in the eastern sky over the foothills of the Cascade Mountains are subtle,

pastel and beautiful.

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I love the beginnings and endings of days.

Some come and go shouting for joy into and out of the darkness of night,

others come and go with a whisper of stillness

and peace.

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Today is ‘Random 5 Friday,’

over at my friend Nancy’s Place, ‘

A Rural Journal.’

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Here are five random facts about myself:

(1) This past week I bought off eBay a 12 volume set of ‘The Expositor’s Bible Commentary,’ for $110, that’s over $400 off.

(2) I enjoy scenting my home with an electric warmer and some Yankee Candle ‘Cranberry Chutney’ wax melts.

(3) I love to bake, but not cook.

(4) I love to read, but not fiction.

(5) Our Christmas tree is an artificial one.

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See you



Weekly Top Shot #110!

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15 Responses to Subtle Start

  • I just can’t get going on the Random 5 … but I do like reading everyone else’s! Love all the beautiful details in the mountains and clouds.

  • It was a beautiful sunrise this morning!

    I’ll bet the cranberry chutney wax melts smell just marvelous 🙂 I’ve been doing Spicy Apple Cider and Winterberry.

    Have a great weekend–

  • Lovely colors in that shot! I love to cook AND bake and I really love a good historical fiction romance! 🙂

  • How beautiful is that! How blessed we are that God gave us not just color, not just the primary colors or secondary colors, but so much variety, such nuance of color. Great buy, btw. Did you know you can get Matthew Henry’s Commentary, complete for your Kindle for .99 to 2.99?? And I too have a hard time getting into fiction unless it’s by Jane Austen or Willa Cather. I always feel like I need to be learning something. I enjoyed your Random 5 also.

  • Yesterday we flew into the sunrise to Chicago then into the sunset as we landed in North Dakota, both beautiful in their own way. I was wishing I had left my camera out to take pictures of it all. You capture the beauty with your camera and for that I am thankful…so glad I stopped by. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • “Some come and go shouting for joy into and out of the darkness of night”…I love that! So descriptive. I’m with you on #3 in your random list. Cooking is a chore. Baking is somewhat of a chore but with more pleasant results. 🙂

  • beautiful blues 🙂

  • Our sunrises and sunsets have been great these clear sunny days!

  • Oh that mountain shot is stunning. I love the subtle colors in the sky.
    I like to bake too and sometimes cook although not when I’m tired.
    I like to read too but I read both fiction and non-fiction depending on the subject matter.
    Sadly we have an artificial tree too. Hubby is allergic to the real ones, I miss them.


  • I like the blues too.

  • Oh I wish you were here so you could have helped me with my baking for the church bake sale on Sunday. I really don’t like to bake…under pressure. When it’s for pleasure, I’m all for it. Happy weekend!!! Beautiful shot…I love the light during the autumn season!

  • You got a wonderful “buy” on that commentary. The picture is very appealing. It has a wonderful color and mood about it.

  • magnificent way to begin your day!

  • That’s a lovely photo!

  • Gorgeous blue moment, love the sky.

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