Scenic Sunday #142: Foggy Morning Sunrise

Sunrise from Sunrise Point, Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas. April 1, 2011.

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The weather wasn’t exactly cooperative when we went to Arkansas this year.  I think we had more rain, fog and mist than we’ve ever had.  But even those conditions made for some interesting pictures, at least as far as I was concerned.

Friday morning Betsy and I got up to see the sunrise.  But when we got to Sunrise Point we found clouds in sky and fog in the valley below.  As the sun came up we could see a band of light between the clouds and fog, and the bright orange color told us that the sun was indeed rising.

View from Sunrise Point, Mt. Nebo State Park, Arkansas. April 1, 2011.

As the sun got higher the light got brighter.  The clouds took on a scalloped appearance and the fog in the valley began to break up.  In many ways it seemed that we were all alone at the top of the world.

On a more personal note, later today (Monday) I have an appointment with a neurosurgeon.  A recent MRI showed signs of ‘chronic fairly severe degenerative disc disease’ and ‘moderate to severe facet arthritis’.  I’m the first to confess that I don’t know what this means as far as future gardening and hiking is concerned, but any prayers and good thoughts will be greatly appreciated.

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17 Responses to “Scenic Sunday #142: Foggy Morning Sunrise”

  1. Sandra Says:

    so sorry to hear your MRI report, i will pray for you to be able to stay active. i am assuming you found this because of your recent fall? i have seen the ocean and sky look just like your photo, with all of it dark and just the breaking band of light. beautiful

  2. Linda G. Says:

    I’m sorry to hear about your MRI report. My thoughts are with you today, as you visit the neurosurgeon.

  3. Tricia Says:

    Ohhh weee that’s perrrrty! LoL! =)

  4. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of the MRI report and I’m holding good thoughts for you today, George. Your photos are lovely as always! Take care!


  5. Darla Says:

    Beautiful sky photos…I don’t know your story with pain and….I do know several people with ddd and it hasn’t really slowed them down….not sure of your other diagnosis..prayers and think positive…Do Not let Satan use your mind as a playground!

  6. MaryBeth Says:

    More gorgeous sky pics, George.

    Goos vibes going your way concerning the drs. report. MB

  7. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Georgous pictures, I can just see you and Betsy standing there now enjoying it, at the top of the world. I have bi-level degenerative disc disease, have had it for many years. From what I understand, it is basically an ageing process, Have you been in much pain, George? Please let me know how your appointment comes out, either you or Betsy can e-mail me.

  8. Loren Says:


    Praying for you! For Clarity in what this means, Peace and Healing for your mind and body! I am praying your activity will continue as clearly it brings you sooo much joy!

    Blessings to you as we wait for the update!

  9. ewok1993 Says:

    Hugs and prayers George. Hope everything goes fine and whatever it is would only have minimal impact on your gardening and hiking.

  10. Happyone Says:

    May all go well for you at the doctors. Of course I will be praying for you.
    The photo is beautiful. I love just that touch of pink.

  11. Ruth Hiebert Says:

    These pictures are lovely.I will be praying for you and the doctors.I do hope you will be able to continue gardening and especially hiking.

  12. Rose Says:

    the photos are beautiful, and well, you have seen the dr. by now…I had this open earlier in the day but didn’t get to read, but I do hope and pray that you can continue with your usual activities…and hope and pray that pain is not involved.

  13. Mildred Says:

    George, I am sorry about both your back and your knee and will be praying for you and for the doctors to have wisdom in treating you. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos from your trip. The clouds and fog gave you some unique photo opportunities.
    God bless you friend.

  14. Kathy Says:

    I await news from you about the doctor’s visit. And, of course, I’ll say prayers for you.

  15. Karin Says:

    George, I’m so sorry to hear about your MRI results diagnosis of DDD and the arthritis. I’ll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you wisdom about how to help your body be as pain free as possible. I understand that a lot of help comes from eating the right foods and even using some helpful herbs etc.
    Perhaps milder exercise will be in order sometimes, but it’s best to keep active. You two have done a lot of wonderful living together and I know you’ve got a healthy, strong mindset to keep going as much and as long as you can! Blessings!!

    Again in this photo the shades of blue just blow me away!

  16. diane Says:

    Lovely views from the top of the world. I love the orange stripe. So sorry to hear of your scan. It doesn’t sound good for a gardener but hiking should be OK. My thoughts and best wishes go out to you.

  17. sartenada Says:

    I love those pics George. My thoughts are flying to You and I wish that everything goes finally well.

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