Sunrise Reflections

Richard Moore Outdoor Report

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Our natural heritage is vital to our well-being. One of the best ways to appreciate nature is pausing to savor a South Texas sunrise.

With every sunrise the world is created anew. Sunrise speaks a spiritual language no words can truly describe, bathing the earth with warmth and light. Daybreak magic inspires and renews, bestowing rays of hope.

There is something inexpressibly wonderful as dark cedes to color lighting the crack between the worlds and opening the door of the day. It has been said, that we can only appreciate the miracle of a sunrise if we have waited for it in darkness, and then dawn miraculously bursts forth with unbridled joy of being fully alive.

Sunrise has secrets to share if we are willing to listen. Earth swells with morning symphony of birdsong and humming of incalculable insects. Out on the vast coastal prairie, coyote chorus celebrates dawn, as towering yuccas stretch for morning sky.

Along the island, ceaseless roll of tide flows onto shell-strewn beach as a lone pelican soars just above sun lit surf. South Texas is renown for its stunning sunrises. Whether unfolding on a Rio Grande Valley resaca or deep in the wildlands revealing a handsome buck silhouetted against intense dawn hues.

Fog shrouded dawn summons the early rising traveler to venture down misty senderos, while enchanting birdsong welcomes the day. From ancient meanderings of the Rio Grande to the shores of South Padre Island, varied vistas beckon.

Every sunrise holds promise of a new day. The inexorable rise of sun reminds us that time is moving forever forward, and that hope and change are on the horizon. There is a sunrise every single day, and they are absolutely free. All you really have to do is take time to savor sunrise, and it will surely soothe your soul.

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