Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

Oh, how I miss being in space and witnessing 16 sunrises every day!  I've been enjoying some solitude on Galveston Island and have been taking some 'heat' (or more accurately...some 'tweat') for not including a photo of the sunrise that has been my inspiration here on Kahala Beach.  So...though the day is overcast, the sunrise never disappoints.  A new day...a new beginning...another chance to make a difference on this blue planet.

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”    - John Muir

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1900 days ago

Oh, how I miss being in space and witnessing 16 sunrises every day! I've been enjoying some solitude on Galveston Island and have been taking some 'heat' (or more accurately...some 'tweat') for not including a photo of the sunrise that has been my inspiration here on Kahala Beach. So...though the day is overcast, the sunrise never disappoints. A new day...a new beginning...another chance to make a difference on this blue planet.

“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” - John Muir

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PC0101 1892 days ago

An earthbound sunrise, equally scenic.

Stelygs 1899 days ago

Oh, the promise of the sunrise! ...hmmm, Galveston Island seems to be the most haunted place in the US...nice to visit at Halloween...were bold Mo & sweet Lacee there to protect you from Ghouls & Goblins, Cdr? :)

Geshiela 1900 days ago

I love the solitude of beaches..unfortunately here in the tropics we don't get that much..beaches are always packed...but sunsets here are comparable to your sunrises too..

albakutschker 1900 days ago

Al Alba y el Atardecer mis mejores momentos del dia, gracias.

Magica_D 1900 days ago

The sun and clouds over the sea/ocean - that's great!

canarchaudry 1900 days ago

Beautiful sunrise - A new day...a new beginning...another chance to make a difference on this blue planet. Thnks, Astro wheels ^_^

Daniel_Craig 1900 days ago

Fantastic photo! ;-)

lindaleigh 1900 days ago

Sorry for all the "Tweat" I gave you CDR. Thanks for "Finally ; )"
Sharing one of your amazing Sunrises, I appreciate you : )

LucieD_inthesky 1900 days ago

Beach sunrises with your dog are the best!

Pilot1Bill 1900 days ago

Love it, A true time of reckoning. Think: Where will we all be in 5 years? What is our destiny?

PLUSSERiSM 1900 days ago

sun in your eye rises spaces

sandarwai 1900 days ago

Imagino que ver el amanecer desde el espacio , debe ser un regalo para el alma .