morning light

This photograph shows the same ninth floor view as the night shots. However, it was taken in early morning light. That magical, in between time, when the street lights are still on, traffic is light, and the sun is rising, chasing away the darkness of the night. I'm including it so you can see The View more clearly, out this great big picture window. Here's the piece de resistance, a sunrise in muted tones, looking out over The City, Chicago that is, from my husband's hospital room, nine floors up on November 15, 2011.

tired
http://my.opera.com/jbaird/blog/2011/11/15/tired

© 2011 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles

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25 thoughts on “morning light

  1. Thanks for looking out. I'm scared to look in. For once I'm thankful for being late.

  2. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Thanks for looking out. I'm scared to look in. For once I'm thankful for being late.

    The views from that window were a balm for me during that thankfully brief hospital stay. We were both a little surprised by how quickly he was sprung from the hospital after such a big surgery. Just seeing your note now…need to figure out what is going on with my notifications. ~ Not A Fan Of Technical Difficulties*sigh*

  3. You're getting too many of them? It happens with me too. I don't see them all quick enough. 😀

  4. Originally posted by bentrein:

    You're getting too many of them? It happens with me too. I don't see them all quick enough. 😀

    My Opera notifications are working just fine within the Opera community. It's my My Opera notifications that used to be e-mailed to my separate e-mail account in box that have disappeared. Did Opera discontinue those to streamline things on the site? Perhaps that is it. I can't find where to turn it back on in my account settings. Guess it's their ploy to make sure I log into My Opera more regularly to see what's going on here. Regardless, glad I saw your note when I did. Thank you for reading and commenting. ~ Janean

  5. Originally posted by jbaird:

    Did Opera discontinue those to streamline things on the site?

    No idea; I always turn email options off. I don't want to be bothered by My.Opera when I'm doing other things. When I come here, I have all the attention for the notifications… 🙂

  6. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    Did Opera discontinue those to streamline things on the site?

    No idea; I always turn email options off. I don't want to be bothered by My.Opera when I'm doing other things. When I come here, I have all the attention for the notifications… 🙂

    I can see the wisdom in that approach. I am still fairly new at this blogging thing, and without e-mail notifications in my in box I get to log on and be surprised by what is waiting for me here when I have a chance to peek at the goings on at My Opera. ~ Janean

  7. Originally posted by jbaird:

    I can see the wisdom in that approach.

    And I love the surprise fact; I never know if anyone has responded to my rants…

  8. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    I can see the wisdom in that approach.

    And I love the surprise fact; I never know if anyone has responded to my rants…

    The element of surprise IS rather fun. There IS a thrill to seeing you have comments when you click on the notification icon with the red dot/flag drawing your attention. Sort of like me. Now. Good day to you, Ben. Mine is just starting here, as it is 7:54 a.m. CST in the Midwest. ~ Janean

  9. Originally posted by jbaird:

    Good day to you, Ben.

    It's been okay. Back to school today – for the first time in a little over three weeks. Busy; tired; but it was good.

  10. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    Good day to you, Ben.

    It's been okay. Back to school today – for the first time in a little over three weeks. Busy; tired; but it was good.

    I so get it. Today is that day for my children. Though their Christmas break wasn't nearly that long. They are going to come home hungry and tired.

  11. Originally posted by jbaird:

    They are going to come home hungry and tired.

    Tired kids are cumbersome till they are asleep; thankfully they sleep early. 😀 Here come the long evenings! 😀

  12. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    They are going to come home hungry and tired.

    Tired kids are cumbersome till they are asleep; thankfully they sleep early. 😀 Here come the long evenings! 😀

    My youngest has been the surliest. No surprise there. He growls and I sometimes growl back and get a grin. He needs time to play, time to read, time to be alone and time to daydream. Unfortunately, between the time he wakes up and goes to school and then comes home from school and goes to bed, there isn't enough time to do those things to his satisfaction. I so get that! We're working on attitude. His…and mine. Not a lot of differences between 8 and 40 sometimes.

  13. Originally posted by jbaird:

    Not a lot of differences between 8 and 40 sometimes.

    Nope, indeed. The only difference between a man and a boy is the price of the toy. And I fully fit that description.

  14. ^ Good one. I'd forgotten it. My first job out of college was creating mail order catalogs for a remote control MODEL company. We were not to call them toys…even though they very much were, "Toys for big kids"…with big bucks to spend.

  15. 😀 Indeed. I don't do Models, though now that Kevin is into diggers, I very often see videos of lots of people getting together with remote controlled trucks or diggers taking down a pile of dirt – all to scale. Those meets do appeal to me; I think it would be fun.Of course, when I look for one, I can't find it. Kevin clicks on them randomly… 😀

  16. I loved those days of playing with Tonka Trucks in the backyard, filling the dump truck with sand or rocks and vrooming it around. Good RC models/toys for big kids do run well and last for a long time. it's just major moola unless you work there and can buy it scratch and dent on special warehouse sales a few times throughout the year. We had an RC boat that was fun to run from shore or the dock. You just had to have a boat nearby to rescue it when it ran out of gas. Too funny about Kevin's knack at finding video's that elude his father. Kids these days.

  17. Originally posted by jbaird:

    You just had to have a boat nearby to rescue it when it ran out of gas.

    Or range, I'd say… :DOriginally posted by jbaird:

    Kids these days.

    Yep. But then, randomly clicking things gets you places you can never find again. Try randomly turning left or right when driving… It gets you to interesting spots; but how did I get here again???

  18. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Try randomly turning left or right when driving… It gets you to interesting spots; but how did I get here again???

    Sometimes I daydream while driving. Yes. 'Tis true. Usually it's when I'm driving the boys to school and they'll say from the back seat, "Uh, Mom? Where are we going?" And then we end up taking a new way to school and they worry aloud, "We're going to be late…" Hasn't happened in awhile. Not since I stopped working at the office (a few years ago now). My youngest helpfully suggested inventing a No Daydreamerinator to keep me on course.

  19. Originally posted by jbaird:

    No Daydreamerinator

    It's called TomTom in Holland, tho perhaps you know the term GPS Navigator better. :PLovely anecdote…

  20. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    No Daydreamerinator

    It's called TomTom in Holland, tho perhaps you know the term GPS Navigator better. :PLovely anecdote…

    We call our GPS by the manufacturer's name. Garmin. I call it A Marriage Saver. Now that Garmin navigates, peace reigns on our family road trips. I can read a map. I can. I'm just not good at North, South, East, West or gauging miles without mile markers.

  21. So you say: "The Garmin told me to turn left"?Or: "Honey, I'll be home late, my Garmin is malfunctioning!"?Or: "At the crematorium, the Garmin says: Destination reached."Sorry if the last one is close to the bone, but I think it's a cute one.

  22. No. I just let the Garmin do the talking and give the direction while he drives and I read or nap or play Plants vs. Zombies on my cool new iphone. Garmin ROCKS!!! *and keeps me outta the why'd you tell me to go THAT WAY dog house even when it was what the map showed and wasn't out of the realm of possibilities for actually working*

  23. Ah… Now I see.

  24. Originally posted by bentrein:

    Ah… Now I see.

    Thought you might…

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