Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sunrises

We've had some beautiful sunrises recently.  And I'm often up to see them since they don't happen til 8 a.m. or so.  One day there seemed to be a beautiful red sunrise that covered all of southern Ontario, judging by the news reports!

All of these are just taken out the window where I sit with my coffee, check the weather forecast, and read the morning news and some blogs.

This one started gently, and it looked like the sun was actually going to rise over there on the left.

After about 15 minutes it definitely looked like the sun would show its face here.

But in fact the morning sunrise faded away, and we never did see the sun.

A few days later the very same thing happened.  This is the day when reports of a red sunrise covered southern Ontario.

It kept soaring upwards for quite a while, til it seemed like it was covering at least half the sky.

Far too big a sunrise to capture in my camera.

And then abruptly in a few seconds it faded away to blue as well, but it was nice while it lasted!

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First ski!  Today I got out for my first cross-country ski, joining a small Bruce Trail group over at the Kolapore South trails.  The trails were quite easy, but a full two hours of skiing did me in!  I was out of breath after 10 minutes, and feeling pretty tired at the end.  But the forest was a winter wonderland with snow on all the branches and we had a nice visit over lunch in the popular Ravenna General Store.  I'll post some pictures soon.  That gave me two hours and 15 minutes for the day.

Several of you commented on all the hard work of shovelling snow that I must have to do, so I thought I'd better explain.  In fact I shovel virtually nothing.  All I have to do is clear around the back door and the garage door a little bit, and push a little snow off the front porch (but it has a roof, so the snow is rarely more than an inch or two deep).  I have a small snowblower that lives outside for the back deck, and all I have to do otherwise is drive around on my big snowblower.  You may not have seen this picture before.  It does take some time, and sometimes has to be done several days in a row, but to call it hard work would definitely be exagerating!



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25 comments:

  1. Oh... GASP! Those are so red and exciting. Love your pretty sunrises, and your snowblower looks perfect to me. :-)

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  2. Sunrises are my favourite start to the day xx

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  3. WOW! Those are truly spectacular, what's the old saying about red sky in the morning ...?

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  4. To get good sunrise shots takes work. You worked. Nicely done.

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  5. Wow, beautiful collection of photos. It amazes me sometimes how purple the sky can get in the morning.

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  6. Those sunrise photos are beautiful! Getting up early has it's advantages.

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  7. I can see Hugh ordering one of the( John Deere, snow blower and probably a snow plough too)if we ever lived where there would be significant snow!! And your sunrises, stunning,magnificent, superb, lost for words.

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  8. Some wonderful sunrises. I was up and about early this morning as we were expecting something similar but, alas, it just didn't happen. Please don't tell me that you have a robot to take these photos while you operate it from the warmth of your bed!

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  9. Spectacular sunrises, especially the first one. We are getting great sunsets at the moment.

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  10. Wow, a gorgeous red sunrise. Lovely captures. That is too much snow for me! Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  11. Wonderful snowy pictures. My grandmother always said "Red sky in morning, sailor take warning."

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  12. Wonderful photos ! last week we had some pretty sunrises but none this week have barely seen the sun lol ! Yes we use a snow blower to but not on a tractor any more we used lol it is a heck of a lot better and easier then shoveling it all that's for sure lol ! Good to hear your getting out and about as much as you are always good to get fresh air and some movement going this time of year it is a mild one here today snow is melting and Miggs and I have been out all morning walking and enjoying the mild day ! Thanks for sharing , have a good weekend !

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  13. omgoodness, what a brilliant sky times 2!!! these certainly put my little sunset to shame!!!!

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  14. Lovely! I'm envious of your view. I do like the idea to get up early enough to see the sun, and read blogs and news while drinking the first coffee. Now that I'm starting a second job I may have to start that myself in order to have any blogging time at all! Enjoy your winter.

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  15. You're right ! these sunrises are absolutely amazing !

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  16. Wow - beautifully vivid sky shots!

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  17. Gorgeous sunrises! Nice to see a picture of you 'working hard' at snow clearing. :)

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  18. My favourite colours! Captured beautifully.

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  19. Gorgeous sunrises! The colours are very beautiful.

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