If you haven't noticed lately, The skies above Cedar Rapids have been providing the most gorgeous sunrises and sunsets imaginable.

It seems every morning and evening is bringing us another reminder that no matter how chaotic life can be, we should always pause and take in the beauty that surround us.

I've collected a bunch of beautiful Instagram photos from the past week that have captured the most spectacular sights. So if you have been missing these glorious sunrises and sunsets lately, we have you covered.

This sunrise below reminds me to be ever grateful on the good days, and to be as graceful as I can be on the not-so-good days.

There is beauty in the world all around us. It's my goal to recognize it.

When the workday is done, I lay my burden down for the day.

Life is precious.

Downtown Cedar Rapids looking serene and peaceful.

Stunning and magnificent!

Let's take time to relax and breathe in the beauty around us.

A brilliantly painted sky is breathtaking.

This one pictures calls to the faithful and to those who are searching.

Red skies at night signal a good day ahead.

A flag at half mast cries out over our nation's pain in these past few weeks.


Downtown Cedar Rapids stands bold as a remeinder that every storm runs out of rain

A captivating collage of colors.

The caption below on this photo is my favorite: Even during the 'flat tires' of life, we can still see the beauty of the world around us.

Good night Cedar Rapids. Tomorrow never knows.