Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Watching A Sunrise

Watching the clock is not the same as watching a sunrise.
~ Sophia Bedford

I've mentioned before that our lake view faces east. This means that we are frequently gifted with some stunning sunrises. This late January morning provided one of them.

sun rising2
Dawn was breaking, like the light from another world.
~ Alfred Jarry





bird house
Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.
~ Oscar Wilde






sunrise bedroom view2
Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise.
~ George Washington Carver






sun rising3
Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold.
~ J.K. Rowling





And this one woke me up earlier this month.

March sunrise
Climb up on some hill at sunrise. Everybody needs perspective once in a while, and you'll find it there. ~ Robb Sagendorph

There was never a night or a problem that could defeat sunrise or hope.
~ Bern Williams

51 comments:

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous pinks!

from Madrid said...

Marvellous shot !! You enjoy seeing these pictures.

Tomás

Tabor said...

On short cold days one needs to see the sun as soon as possible...but I think sunrises are wonderful any time of year

Andy said...

Beautiful! Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning”... true?

Brian Miller said...

oh i love that first pic...the first hints of light against the dark...what vivid colors as well....lovely...

Theresa said...

All of them incredibly beautiful. You just can't get much better than starting your day seeing those sunrises!

Kamana said...

how lucky you are to wake up to these every morning.

lindaakacraftygardener said...

absolutely gorgeous sky photos

DJan said...

These are some of the most beautiful sunrise captures I've ever seen. I am still in awe! :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

These colors are just amazing, Hilary.
Beautiful captured!

Happy day to you.

The Furry Gnome said...

They're all beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

oh, my. such vivid color and view!

Red said...

You're posting with the quotes again...my favorites. You have very meaningful quotes to go along with awesome photos.

Linda Wildenstein said...

Each sunrise has an individual signature to the one who views it for the presentation alone.....and you do such a fabulous job of sharing that presentation.

messymimi said...

Those are worth waking up to!

Scott said...

Those are some gorgeous sunrise shots. Great way to wake up in the morning.

Betty Manousos said...

incredibly gorgeous photos!! gorgeously captured!
thanks for sharing that lovely succession of beautiful light and shades. such different colors like red, yellow, orange, warm-white, blue and ultraviolet.
have a great day~
happy april 1st!!

big hugs!
xoxo

Linda said...

Lovely sunrise pictures. I rarely see the sunrise...stay up too late.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful, the lake in sunrise, love 'em.

Karen said...

Pure magic!

Reena Walkling said...

Oh my goodness! What views! Stunning. I would never leave.

sage said...

I love how the sky appears in winter, at the shoulders of the day, looking through bare trees. Nice shots.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Those are amazing sky scenes.

Stephen Hayes said...

I enjoyed all of them, but that first shot is breathtaking and deserves an award.

Lynne with an e said...

Wow! Definitely worth getting out of bed for!

Gail Dixon said...

You're proving that sunrises are as spectacular as sunsets (which I've not really believed until recently). Boy oh boy. I need to get my bum out of bed earlier. The first and second to last shots are stellar!!

Barbara Shallue said...

Holy cow, these took my breath away! No way I'd sleep in up there! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Hilary, these are just beautiful!

No bears here. We've still too much cold and snow.
It was April 29th last year that we saw one.
I sure miss my lake. Thanks for sharing yours!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Daryl said...

makes me want to get up and get out with the big camera to capture the sunrise here .. maybe one weekend .. weekdays i am trying to get it together to get out and to the office while the sun is rising

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Our lake faces the sunsets so I am in reverse with you. Since I'm rarely up at dawn when I'm at the lake, I appreciate these incredible photos. Perhaps i should drag myself out of bed and take a walk to see the sunrise. (Probably easier for me to just stay up all night and see it then.)

Barb said...

The sky being swept with rose and peach - a great way to start the day!

Anvilcloud said...

You are fortunate. I can't find a proper site around here for either a rise or a set.

TALON said...

Beautiful shots!

Slamdunk said...

Now that is what I needed--colorful sunrise shots. We have been cloudy, rain, snowy, here so nothing like that to see for the past couple of weeks.

Slamdunk said...

Now that is what I needed--colorful sunrise shots. We have been cloudy, rain, snowy, here so nothing like that to see for the past couple of weeks.

Glo said...

Your glorious photos brought a poem to mind that I wrote a few years ago I called ~
Essence of the Dawn

Luxuriating stretches reach the dawn.
A bloom of rising colour blushes dawn.

A moon-disk wafer swallowed in a yawn
Bestows an early blessing to the dawn.

And as the day becomes and then is gone,
An ardent sunset feasts in place of dawn.

Replete, the deepest shades of night are drawn,
And fade into a dream of moonlit dawn.

A luminescent smile reflects upon
Anticipation ~ essence of the dawn.

Rita said...

Love-love-love these sky shots!! Absolutely gorgeous! :)

Bossy Betty said...

Beautiful!! I get up just in time to see our sunrise, but they are nothing like these over your lovely lake.

Friko said...

Absolutely worth getting out of bed for at the crack of the dawn.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Lady Lilith said...

Wow. The colors of the sky are so breathtaking. You must have really enjoyed seeing it in person.

Maggie May said...

What stunning colours those skies were. Can't remember seeing anything like that over here, since I was a child visiting Cornwall and Devon.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Leah J. Utas said...

Those are so gorgeous. You are very lucky to see the sunrise every day.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The first photo is incredibly beautiful. Can you see the eyes in the clouds? ;)

christopher said...

Beautiful sunrise series and quotes.

I suppose no two sunrises, like no two snowflakes, are identical. But the one you captured and that J.K. Rowling spoke of must have been twins.

Indrani said...

Oh! Your sunrises are so beautiful! Fantastic spread of colors!

Rob-bear said...

The power of light, overcoming shadows, with vibrant and promising hues. Great work, Hilary.

Kerry said...

The sky is on fire: wow. Eastern light, like Northern lights, only more dependable I guess.

Sandy Carlson said...

The colors, textures, and shapes in the sky are very, very beautiful.

Anita said...

Day after day, every view of the same occurrence is different. I can't imagine you ever getting bored with it.

You lucky Girl! :)

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

You are indeed blessed!