Friday, October 30, 2015

Sunrise

It's been the month of watching sunrises.  The sun hasn't been rising until nearly 8 a.m., so I'm usually actually up to see it, though that's going to end Sunday night with Daylight Savings Time arriving.

Earlier this week I told myself that there might be a good sunrise, but then I ignored it while I was sipping coffee and reading.  I turned around to see this through the window.

I grabbed my camera and started getting a few shots.  It was mostly a dark gray sky, but on the horizon where the sun would eventually appear, it was brilliant red.

Soon the red began spreading up onto the higher clouds.

It just got brighter and brighter.

Can't recall a sunrise this bright.

But gradually it faded away until the sky was all gray again.

And finally the sun itself came up, just cracking the horizon before it disappeared under the bank of clouds.  Forty-five fleeting minutes of ethereal beauty.

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19 comments:

  1. We have also had some stunning sunrises lately. But this one of yours takes the cake! :-)

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  2. Wow, that's amazing! Glad you caught it.

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  3. I'm a late sleeper. I miss a lot of amazing skies that way. - Margy

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  4. What a fabulous show the sky put on for you that morning!

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  5. This is a great example of how skies can change. Thank you for sharing the whole series of photos with us.

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  6. Fall back for your clocks. Stunning colours there, catch the moments before they fade.

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  7. Lovely photos ! I like how fast the scene of a sun rise changes when there are clouds about ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  8. GORGEOUS!!!! they don't last long but the memory stays with us for a lifetime!!!! lesson learned, never turn your back on a sunrise!!!

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  9. What absolutely amazing pictures!

    My bone tree is new. I brought some to the house from Dad's unfortunate lightning strike from years ago. Five of his best cattle and the bull were dead. He left them for the wild animals to feed on since it was far from the house. The ones I brought were going to be used somehow in creating my dragon but Bonnie insisted on getting each one at every opportunity. I had to tie them out of her reach and the tree was born.

    I do try to keep my more extreme ideals within my family. They are used to me. I do have the pelvic bone of a cow as a guard at my front gate. I have painted it to look like a face. Might be the very thing that's keeping thieves away!!!

    Have a very blessed weekend and thank you.

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  10. The sunrises have been stunning here this month too. I'm glad you captured the fleeting moments of this one. Enjoy the weekend.

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  11. Gorgeous sunrise! So glad you were on the ball and grabbed your camera!

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  12. Great sunrise. I am usually up around 5:00 am so maybe I should start paying more attention!

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  13. Gorgeous colours! We changed our clocks a week ago.

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