Today marked the start of a new tradition. Thank you to Lydia of The Perfect Pantry for introducing me to the concept of the First Light. Thank you to my good friends, Joel and Rachael for hosting the perfect New Years Eve and giving me the opportunity to enjoy the First Light from the porch of their magnificent home in Southport, Maine. A special thanks to Rachael for awakening before the clock struck six, putting the coffee on the stove and experiencing the power of nature by my side. You really are my "bud."
Every day's sunrise beckons a new beginning. The First Light of the first day of a new year; even more so. This morning, the sky’s orange and pink light cast a warm inviting glow over the cold, dark blue, black water and the waves lapping on to the snow capped rock known as Brown Cow calmed the soul. As the sun poked its face through the soft, marshmallow-like clouds, I couldn’t help but be filled with optimism. I am energized at the thought of what the world has to offer for me, Evan, my children and grandchildren. 2008 will be a great year for us and I wish my friends and family good health, an abundance of happiness, love and laughter. In the meantime, enjoy some of the images of the First Light of 2008.