Project Athena - Day 57 (Landscape)

On Top of the World

This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never all dried at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal sunset, eternal dawn and gloaming, on seas and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.
— John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir (founder of the Sierra Club), 1938

A beautiful sunrise this morning on top of Trail Ridge Road. Truly breathtaking. I consider this a bucket list experience and one I will never forget. The stillness was sublime. The colors were palpable. The air was tonic to my soul.

I found no words for the gratitude that overwhelmed me that instant the sun peaked from behind the majestic peak. Simply awareness that every day is born new, every moment is infinite possibility. I am that.

Sunrise on Trail Ridge Road

Nikon D3200 • Nikon 18-55mm lens • 34mm • F/29 • 1/8s • ISO 200