The Golden Hour
Photographers refer to the first and last hours of sunlight in a day as "the golden hours."   
There's an extraordinary character and quality of the light during the moments just after
sunrise and just before sunset.  At these special times, the atmosphere is often filled with
an elaborate display of breathtaking colors.  For this reason, photographers have always
been drawn to these golden hours of opportunity.
Morning pouring everywhere, its golden glory on the air.
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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There's a golden slant of morning light so lovely to behold that, when
it comes, the landscape listens and the shadows hold their breath.
-- Author Unknown
I was up and dressed before dawn and, by the time the sun was
creeping over the tall pines, I was headed to the lake, camera flung
over my shoulder, ready to capture the golden hour.  I felt like a kid
who was tiptoeing into the kitchen to steal a handful of Oreo cookies.  
-- Diane Arbus
Listen to the "mustn'ts," child, listen to the "don'ts,"
Listen to the "shouldn'ts," the "impossibles," the "won'ts,"
Listen to the "never haves"... then, listen close to me:
Anything can happen, child.  Anything can be.
-- Shel Silverstein
Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do.
-- Barbara Sher
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Thank goodness I was never sent to school; I shudder to
think of the originality it might have rubbed off.  
-- Beatrix Potter
Why, sometimes, I've believed as many as six impossible
things before breakfast!  
-- Lewis Carroll
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When we become fixed in our perceptions,
we lose our ability to fly.  
-- Youngey Rinpoche
Opportunity often lies in the middle of difficulty.  -- Albert Einstein
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The world is round, the place that seems like an end
may, instead, be a beginning.  
-- Ivy Baker Priest
Nature's first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower, but only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf, so Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.  Nothing gold can stay.
-- Robert Frost
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