Thursday, September 22, 2016

Equinox Sunrise

Today is the equinox, when for our part of the world the hours of night start to get longer than the hours of daytime.  It means that fall has officially arrived here, and spring has arrived on the other side of the equator.  But today the length of night is equal to the length of day.  In fact fall feels like it has been here for at least a week or two.

I've enjoyed sharing a bit of our trip to Ottawa, but it's time to get back to the 'seasons in the valley', tell you what's happening around here and link in to some of my favourite memes again..

Sunrise happens so late here just now that I don't even have to get up early for it.  The sun doesn't rise til nearly 8 a.m., so I caught this view a good deal earlier, quite a dramatic sky to wake up to.

It shifted from pink to orange, and with the lumpy pattern of clouds all the way across the sky I thought we were going to have even more colour once the sun got close to rising.

And for a time it was quite dramatic, the golden edge of the clouds just along the horizon of trees.

But it faded the other direction, and the colour disappeared, though the sun kept promising to show itself just above those trees.

I never did; it rose behind the clouds.  But the whole sky was quite dramatic regardless.  Quite a great start to fall.

My camera couldn't take it all in, but the whole sky was patterned with small lumpy clouds for a while.  And the day that followed was beautiful all day long.

Linking to:

29 comments:

  1. what a show, you captured it beautifully!! i think the skies everywhere have been especially beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. i think the first is my favorite, i always enjoy color!!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great series of sunrise shots.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Delightful and inspiring! Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Unbelievable skies... WOW---Love them ALL.... Thanks for sharing.

    We haven't had any FALL here yet. It's still very very hot and dry... Crazy summer for us!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the clouds in your first two photos!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great skies! I do love how autumn and winter make sunrises and sunsets so much more accessible, as you say no need to get up half way through the night, although it is worth it when I can do it.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful skies! I like all the various cloud formations and great sky colors!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello!:) A beautiful series of sky shots, from the red, purple, and golden, cloud formations to the blue's and grey's.

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a fantastic series of shots of gorgeous skies...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Wow, those sky cloud shots are excellent!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very beautiful...the clouds add colour to the sky! So well shot too :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hello, gorgeous sunrise photos. Lovely series of sky shots. Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow! Fabulous skies to welcome the new season. You must be quite a bit farther north than we are, since our sunrise is at 6:58am. Thank you for the great pictures. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  15. What beautiful skies you have in your part of the world!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful skies! Happy Friday ♥

    summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Lovely photos . The nights and mornings have been cool day times still a bit humid .We get the sun rising here in southwestern Ontario at 7:15 am now a lot later then it has been through the summer and it sets soo early now to 7:16pm I don't like it I like the early morning sunrise and late evening sun sets BOOHOO ! I do like the new and different canvas that this season brings though for photographs . Thanks for sharing , Have a good weekend !

    ReplyDelete
  18. What a lovely sky. There's not much in this world to beat really beautiful sky. Was this really all on the same day? Amazing. Thanks very much for sharing your beautiful views of the sky.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, it was all in the same 45 minutes or so!

      Delete
    2. Yes, it was all in the same 45 minutes or so!

      Delete
  19. What amazing colours and cloud formations! You wouldn't want to walk away from that until the show was completely finished.
    Wendy

    ReplyDelete