Sunrise to Sunset for November 1, 2022

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

I am grateful for Debe Maxwell, CRS on ActiveRain for countless reasons, too numerous to list. This month, Debe has proposed the November 2022 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge. Ironically, I wrote this post before I read the challenge. 



It is a beautiful morning when you get to see the sunrise over Lake Grapevine in Texas. When the sun rose, I was ready, willing, and able to embrace the morning sun. To be specific, Autumn is unforgettable. Fall is a great time to recognize change and do something about the things you need to change and to accept the things you cannot. Fall has so many beautiful colors on land, water, earth, and trees. Seeing the sun break out of the dark night sky is extra special. What could be better, than, perhaps seeing the setting sun? 



My Heart Is Filled With Gratitude

It is a beautiful evening when the temperature is 77 degrees and you get to see the sunset over Lake Grapevine in Texas. Patiently, I waited for the sun to set and it was worth the wait. A warm sweater or jacket wasn't necessary. What I love the most is that nobody has to shop and spend money to wait for the arrival of the sun. It is there, when it needs to be there. This gift to us is free. My heart is filled with gratitude for the sunrise and the sunset in Autumn. Seeing it up front and personal on the shore without lockdown is a gift that never needs to be taken for granted.  


In all things I express gratitude

In midday, I see beauty even when things are not perfect. Do you? Covid lockdowns impacted nature's trees too. Where there were two beautiful trees, now there is one and a half of one as a reminder that life is short. Always be grateful. As a reminder, people are not the only ones faced with challenges. There is evidence of hard battles everywhere. In 2022 so far, 15.4 million people in Texas were affected by drought. 245 counties have been disaster designations. Over the past 128 years, September 2022 was the driest month. The recent rains have been a blessing. Texans are survivors. We do not surrender to desert heat and drought. We keep going. REALTORS® keep welcoming people moving to Texas in record numbers via relocation from different states throughout the United States.

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
Paralegal (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (College of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (14)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia loved your post and the photos, just to be clear I have not seen sunrise since I left the military.... OK maybe in my younger days when I would come home from partying:)) then I used to only see Sunset.... now I don't see that either since usually I am cooking dinner:)Endre

Nov 01, 2022 09:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Endre Barath, Jr. - I really like and appreciate your compliments. Thank you!

I can't believe you have been deprived of a sunrise all those years. I need the sun! I have to admire it and give thanks because no two sunrises or sunsets are alike. I was never a party goer in my youth or when I grew up. I can't imagine what it's like. I was a teenage Bride and never lived on my own completely, without kids, parents, or my spouse from the time I left home to get married until I moved to Texas in 1997 and at that time, my kids refused to move with me. Pathetic huh???

Nov 01, 2022 11:05 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Gratitude is riches and your perspective makes all the difference in appreciation of your life and surroundings Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ! Love the images and local information weaved around them.

Nov 02, 2022 01:50 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 - your thoughtful comment is my reward for composing and sharing my photographs. 

Thank you!

Nov 02, 2022 05:17 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Those are beautiful photo scenes, Patricia.  I can imagine myself sitting there watching the sunrise in the top picture. . .Just me, and a cup of tea.

Nov 02, 2022 03:41 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - there is no doubt in my mind, you would thoroughly enjoy watching the sunrise at Lake Grapevine. Having a cup of tea or coffee would be perfect to further enhance your experience. I was so happy to capture the exact moments of the sun. Rising or setting is a pleasurable experience. 

Have a great day!

Nov 02, 2022 05:19 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Patricia, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Nov 02, 2022 03:42 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Myrl Jeffcoat - I appreciate the FEATURE in the PHOTOS group for all to see. 

Thank you! You are greatly appreciated. 

Nov 02, 2022 05:21 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. See the sunrise most days and see the sunset more than that. It is much different from hirise buildings in downtown Chicago. Thanks for sharing yours! Enjoy your day.

Nov 02, 2022 04:00 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Wayne Martin - It is always a pleasure to have you visit on early mornings. I was only in a hirise building with a Lake Michigan view once when my former boss from the Rookery Building in downtown Chicago invited me over to have dinner with him and his wife to enjoy the views while they prepared a special meal. That was a very long time ago. You're lucky to see it as often as you can without driving. 

Nov 02, 2022 05:26 AM
Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks Patricia for some great pictures!!!

Autumn is unforgettable. It has so many beautiful colors on land, water, earth, and trees. Seeing the sun break out of the dark night sky is extra special. What could be better, than, perhaps seeing the setting sun.



Nov 02, 2022 04:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Sham Reddy CRS - My pleasure! 

Thank you!

Nov 02, 2022 05:26 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... there's no doubt about it... living life with an attitude of gratitude is the way to do it... and you certainly do and are an inspiration to us all.

Nov 02, 2022 04:35 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Nina Hollander, Broker - your meaningful words just made my day. 

Thank you for sharing those beautiful thoughts that truly gave me much happiness this morning. I appreciate you!

Nov 02, 2022 05:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP in this spirit, Patricia... I will say that I'm grateful for our friendship here in the Rain.

Nov 02, 2022 06:09 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Just amazing, thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain. Have a great Wednesday. Bill 

Nov 02, 2022 04:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Bill Salvatore - East Valley - Awe... thank you for those generous and thoughtful words.

It is already Wednesday. Everyday in a gift. 

Nov 02, 2022 05:28 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I love watching the sky light up in the morning, and the sunset in the evening. Time marches on, and yes, gratitude makes things so much better.

Nov 02, 2022 05:04 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Kat Palmiotti - I'm a sky watcher and love to see what's up above morning, noon, and night. The sun, moon, stars and planets graces us with so much beauty. This is something I can never take for granted. What I especially find fascinating is how beautiful the same sky is in different places all around the world. We all get a different perspective, don't we?

Nov 02, 2022 05:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - I haven't put on a sweater yet this Fall.  Come to think of it, I don't remember the last time I added that piece of clothing.  I digress. . .     

I sometimes go on a morning walk as sunrise approaches and makes its presence known.  It can be a time where darkness turns to light.  When silence combines with pre-dawn activity.  Comings as well as goings. 

Admittedly, I don't spend as much time analyzing sunsets.  Though experienced less these days, they do offer a comparison although definitely different.  

Nov 02, 2022 05:14 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I carry a sweater with me in my car, but as of yet, I haven't had a chance to wear one yet this Fall either. The idea that it is available if I need it, is comforting. Your second paragraph is very poetic and beautiful. 

Sunsets are best when left to enjoy while paying undivided attention. Isn't it just beautiful!

Nov 02, 2022 05:34 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - reflection can lead us to many different places.  It's truly an adventure.  

Nov 02, 2022 06:07 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such beautiful scenes!  Your photography always catches them perfectly and I am so glad that you share them with us!!!

Nov 02, 2022 05:32 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - I am not the type to do things easy. I pour my heart and soul into my writing and photography. It gives me so much pleasure. Seriously, I appreciate you and your thoughtfulness. If we ever meet again, I hope the sun is shining. If not, I understand and will always treasure the time we had together with your parents in the pouring rain. 

Nov 02, 2022 06:32 AM
Brian England

This month's challenge should be an easy one for you since all of your posts show gratitude!

Nov 02, 2022 05:51 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - Appreciation is a gift that keeps on giving. I'm glad you think highly of my creativity with camera, writing, and diverse styles that I enjoy sharing. 

Thank you. 

Nov 02, 2022 05:45 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Appreciating the majesty of nature in the early morning and evening is a blessing.

Nov 02, 2022 06:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Leanne Smith - We should always make the most of opportunities with gratitude from the heart. Giving gratitude strengthens over time. Beauty in nature is endless! 

Nov 02, 2022 06:35 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, your photos make me smile, Patricia! Your gratitude is spot on when it comes to nature's gifts. What I love about sunrises & sunsets is that they are all different - as if Mother Nature's brush strokes were reflective of her day to come or how her day was! Ray and I enjoy our time watching the sunsets together. Here's one from last night. Enjoy!  And, thank you for your entry in this month's challenge!

Sunsets in Charlotte NC


Nov 02, 2022 06:25 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Me too, on the attraction to reflections, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - it's the delectable icing on the original subject, isn't it?!

Happy Wednesday!

Nov 02, 2022 06:58 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I am always attracted to mirror image photography by lakes and ponds. Your photo taken this early in November is gorgeous! When the sun resides within our hearts on cloudy days or nights, we remain at peace. I will never stop expressing my gratitude. 

Thanks for your visit here on ActiveRain. It meant a lot to me.

Nov 02, 2022 06:43 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

No matter how many times I see the sunrise or the sunset, it never gets old.  Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures with us.

Nov 02, 2022 06:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS

Ditto, Ray!

Nov 02, 2022 07:00 AM