Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sunrise

The sun rose in a brilliant pink/orange sky earlier this week, and I grabbed my camera as soon as I was out of bed to get some shots.  Haven't seen a beautiful sunrise like this for a long time!

I grabbed a jacket and hurried out onto the deck to get this first shot.  The frost was so heavy on the deck it was slippery!

Then I realized that the tiny sliver of the new moon was up high in the sky, so I reframed the picture to get this one - see the moon up there?

Meanwhile, the eastern sky was also lit up; in fact there was some degree of colour over the entire sky.  There was almost more sunrise looking east than looking south.

But quickly the bright colour began to retreat, and while the upper sky retained a pink shade, the sky where the sun was rising was more a faint yellow.

The sky to the east faded at the same time.

Until, just before the sun rose, there really wasn't much of a spectacular sunrise at all.  All the beauty came and went in 15 minutes.

Tree Following:
And this is my Butternut tree, while the sunrise was still bright.  You can probably pick out its silhouette in the other south-facing pictures. I haven't been reporting on it for awhile because there isn't much to say.  It lost its leaves in September, and has retained the same outward appearance ever since, until a large dead lower branch fell off a few weeks ago.  I'm afraid this tree has the Butternut Canker, and won't be with us too long.  It will certainly be looking basically the same as this until next May.

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Another busy Christmas lunch today, but I did squeeze in a long walk on the neighbouring farm after.  Total time 1 hour and 10 minutes.  My wife solved the problem of what I should get her for Christmas when I heard her on the phone ordering the newest quilting gadget she's decided on, one with quite a substantial price tag, though she assures me that it will open new doors in creativity!

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26 comments:

  1. Indeed a beautiful start to the day! The time seems to fly then.
    Happy SWF!

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  2. Wonderful to find what the Partner wants for Christmas. And love the beautiful colors in your sunrise. :-)

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  3. Glorious, colorful skies and what gorgeous colors they are!! Terrific captures!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! Have a great weekend!!

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  4. So not only brilliant skies but a sequence was shown.

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  5. i love sunrise and sunsets with colors like these images. beautiful Stew.

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  6. Now that's a sunrise worth getting up early for! Gorgeous!

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  7. New doors of creativity is always a good thing! Some truly stunning sky shots, very well captured.

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  8. Despite all the dire warnings about "red skies in the morning", (which make more sense on our side of the Atlantic), I can't help but be uplifted by such wondrous skies.

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  9. This really is a fantastic sunset!
    Stunning images.
    Greetings from Germnay,
    i come visiting you from " Skywatch Friday "

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  10. Good time of year for sunrise photos. You don't have to get up early to see the beautiful skies.

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  11. Lovely photos ! I just love it when the sun rises and sun sets glow like this ! It has been warm down here 10C and today it is windy I see the sun rising now in far southeast . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

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  12. Excellent sunrise photos. Love those skies, finding them more frequent here on desert.

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  13. I haven't seen a really nice sunrise like this for such a long while. This one was well worth picking up your camera to ake photos of it.

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  14. very handy having your camera close by, I'm the same, anytime I see lovely skies I grab mine too

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  15. These are just totally beautiful captures...

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  16. Gorgeous sunrise, the colors are stunning. Great series. Have a happy weekend!

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  17. Beautiful pictures. I do love a good sunrise (or sunset) - and yes, I can see the crescent moon!
    I can imagine your wife might make one of those colourful images into a good subject for a quilt...
    I'm sad to hear about the butternut canker, but I hope you may find another tree to follow with us through 2016.
    All the best :)

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  18. Gorgeous sunrise! I love the colours. The last shot is stunning.

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  19. Beautiful. Best way to start the day.

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  20. Catching up with all my blog reading and I missed a lot here at your blog. So much to comment on so I'll just say I enjoyed all your pictures and catching up here. :)

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