"Find me in the silence, in the gaps between the stars, in the seconds just before sunrise. I am the pause before the climax, the dark before the light, the bare before the beautiful, the last quiet sustaining breath before the moment that takes your breath away. "
- The Dreamer
One of my very favorite things about Gaston County has, for a long time now, been their sunrises and their sunsets. This past Saturday was no different as the sun quite certainly put on a show for us as we sat atop Crowder's Mountain, so close to the edge of the peak you almost felt as if you were flying. This collection of photographs begins with a demonstration of the quiet, sleepy slumber across the county, a misty white haze of fog blanketing the blue valleys of the rolling hills. If you look into the horizon line, you can even see the Queen City's silhouette. Through the progression, you can see the sun make its grand appearance, slow and subtle at first, peaking through the horizon and through the clouds, before beginning it's bold and radiant entrance. The orange, yellow and pink hues presented us with the most transcending show as the translucent light beams crawled across the blue hills. Finally the sun sat proudly, high above the clouds, radiating yellow beams down upon the county, ushering residents to rise and greet the glorious day, as it had done before them.