Sunrise at Camelot-by-the-Sea Down East this morning.
We're trying to reconcile this year's image (above) with last year's Memorial-Day-Weekend sunrise shot of May 28, 2006 (below) from Goomp's front lawn, where the sun appears to be far more northerly (leftward in photos). We thought we were standing in about the same spot when we clicked the shutter this morning. The silhouette of the 19th-century summer cottage in both shots supports that impression. Hmmm. Maybe the clouds were playing tricks on our photographic eye? Whatever the case, the summer solstice -- when the sun rises way to the left of the cottage -- is well on its way.
We second our caption of one year ago today when we wrote "Sunrise this morning over Eastern Point across the river from Goomp's, headquarters for the family's Memorial Day salute to the awesomely brave and good and true fellow Americans who give their all so we might enjoy such natural wonders. We think you know who you are, our beloved fellow bloggers and readers who serve and love those who serve. We cannot thank you enough. God bless."
Baby Cakes draws a bead on catbirds outside the window plucking up ants from the anthills on Goomp's seaside terrace early morning.
"All the sounds of the earth are like music" goes the opening song of Rogers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma," the bracing "Oh, what a beautiful morning." It resonates this Memorial Day Eve with all the windows open and the birds singing and rustling up chow down here on the southern coast of Maine as we rise to meet the day. You can't get any better than Papa Ratzi's message from his historic Kracow mass a year ago today: "Keep the faith, keep the hope, keep the love." Googling back a little, we stumbled upon a keeper of our own, "Your loved ones' lives had what we all want: meaning."