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Seize the Moment, Seize the Camera



I was lying in bed awake, thinking, “Five o’clock. Too early to get up. Still dark!”

But my mind was nagging me to make some changes to the manuscript of my latest novel (work in progress), so I sneaked over to my laptop and worked on those changes. I was so engrossed in the writing, I barely noticed that daylight had crept in. As I looked out the window, I saw what you see here below.  If I had hesitated I would have missed it.

My first thought when I saw this sudden light on the trees, was “Wham!” and then, “Morning has broken.”


Luckily the camera was handy and I seized the moment. Seconds later, the fir went back to its dark green colour and that’s how it stayed all day.

It got me thinking about how close I came to missing that photo, missing the sight completely. What if I’d stayed in bed like millions of normal people were doing? I would have missed this splendid light show.

Life is full of gems like this, that we might miss out on if we don’t seize the moment.

Author: wordsfromanneli

Writing, travel, photography, nature, more writing....

28 thoughts on “Seize the Moment, Seize the Camera

  1. Wow! Beautiful light on the trees! So glad you were able to capture that shot, and even happier that you shared it with us. ❤ Thanks.

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  2. I’m usually up around five or six. Nice capture there. 😎👍🏻

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  3. Beautiful photo, Anneli. I commute every morning @ 5:30…I love to see the day come to life.

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  4. Beautiful. It’s all about being in the right place at the right time, eh?

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  5. Beautiful shot. Excellent point.

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  6. Gems is right…beautiful.

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  7. I love this message and the picture, Anneli. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. Yup, you have to be there at the exact time a beautiful scene like that happens. It’s also helpful to be awake at the time.

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  9. that. IS Glorious!!!!
    thank you for sharing!

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  10. Thus, you and me and writers everywhere in the world rise before dawn, so our words and our camera can pick up these glimpses of gorgeous light. Thanks for sharing, Annelie. What a view you have!

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  11. Beautiful photo, Anneli. I love to see the day come to life !

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  12. I like to think this is God shining His “spotlight” on the trees, Anneli. ❤ 🌞

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