Wednesday, January 7, 2009

SkyWatch *20 Yet Another SUNRISE

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The skies have been mediocre this week so here
is the last golden sunrise we have enjoyed.



It rose in streaks of molten gold sweeping the sky



Barely shedding a little light further up in the sky



as the sun burst forth in a glowing blaze
my eyeballs aching, my head in a daze
I hid behind these sheltering trees
and give you the next shot to give your eyes ease
of a clear and sparklingly bright spring sky
with green trees gently kissed by a breeze.



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To Klaus and our industrious SkyWarch team,
as ever my thanks for providing this meme.

125 comments:

  1. Lovely sunsets is it Friday already!
    Thank you for the encourageing words re: mom

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  2. Arija, these pictures are absolutely beautiful.

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  3. As always, your pictures are exquisite! Thank you for sharing and happy sky watching!

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  4. It may be another sunrise, but its just amazing how each one can be so wonderously different. Extremely beautiful capture.

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  5. It's been so cloudy here so I will happily enjoy your sunrises..

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  6. This is so beautiful! Both photos and poem! We haven't got many great sunrises, but the sunsets are often wonderful, though now the sky is overcast. We might get some snow.

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  7. Truly magnificent sunrise!!! The colors are breathtaking!

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  8. Beautiful sunsets, Arija. Now that we live in the countryside, I am gifted with amazing ones too.
    Thanks a million for your wise advise. I listened carefully.
    I thought you would like to find out an updated on the letters I found in the house but couldn't find your email.
    If you care to share your email, I will send it to you :)
    May you "Pay Attention" every day of your life.

    Isabel

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  9. Beautiful sky with the sunsetting. Very interesting.

    I still have my old blogs but now I have two new ones. I am experimenting with layouts on these. So far I do like the new layouts a lot.

    Abe Lincoln Blogs
    Abraham Lincoln's Blog

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  10. Hi Arija, your golden sunrise makes me feel so good this morning... just what I needed.. we are receiving a messy snow storm, and everything is dull and gray... Thank you!!!

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  11. Beautiful! And in the daylight shot it looks as if the trees are marching to the clouds!

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  12. I love those graceful trees silhouetted against the sunrise.
    Marnie

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  13. Marvelously beautiful photos. I can not see a sunrise or sunset from my place. Thanks for sharing.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  14. Beautiful, and I love the phrase 'it rose in streaks of molten gold sweeping the sky.'

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  15. Absolutely beautiful skies, extremely brilliant!
    Have a nice weekend, Arija, and thankx for your visit!

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  16. Just beautiful skies!!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy SWF

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  17. Beautiful gold indeed, and also an inviting laneway between the trees.

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  18. Wow...absolutly fantastic photos!

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  19. A beautiful series of the sun setting and then the lovely sky and trees. Just wonderful

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  20. The golden glow is perfect and all the pictures are lovely. Thank you for sharing them.

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  21. That first shot is my favorite but they're all incredible. Great captures! Have a great weekend.

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  22. Hallo Arija,

    danke für diese wunderbaren SWF-Aufnahmen. Das ist das besondere an dieser Gemeinschaft, Gegensätze, die sich anziehen, bei euch der der golden Himmel und hier das triste grau. Aber wir haben mal wieder einen Winter zum Wohlfühlen, denn der Anblick täuscht, nur 500 Meter weiter hatten wir herrlichen Sonnenschein über dem Schnee.
    Dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    Grüsse Hartmut

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  23. Beautiful and ispiring set of photos as usual. The sunrise is wonderful and its colours are so vivid, but the last photo is my favourite. It is so calming and welcoming in some way. Sublime.
    Have a nice weekend and thank you for sharing such amazing photos.

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  24. Great collection of sunrise shots! Beautiful work!

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  25. How beautiful your skywatch photos are. I love them all.

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  26. Yet another very beautiful sunrise is what you sholu have said.

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  27. Such lovely skies,
    thank you for sharing them.
    Sky's been mostly grey here, except today. I miss the blue skies of the South!

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  28. Wieder atemberaubende Fotos!
    Bei uns ist es sternenklar, bis zu minus 30 Grad in einigen Gegenden.

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  29. Gorgeous colours and composition. You are an artist with your camera.

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  30. Beautiful sunrise photos - such rich colors. Happy skywatching!

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  31. Beautiful photos, I love the warm colours. The view from the last photo is awesome.
    Happy SWF.

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  32. he Arija,

    Great sunrises, I hope the sun will rise after the heartsurgery of my mom after tomorrow

    Arija THANKS, for sharing you 3 surgeries ... it really made me feel a bit better, Glad you recovered from that .

    with greetings JoAnn's D Eyes HOLLAND
    www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

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  33. Oh to be warm again! Soon we will switch places in the sky. Your comments on Nina's post were just beautiful, lilting, poetic. I just had to come over here and get warm again. You have such a beautiful blog.

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  34. Oh these are all such beautiful shots! Happy SW to you...

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  35. You always have a beautiful photo essay for us, Arija. Cheers to you!

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  36. Love the sunsets and would love to walk through those trees!

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  37. Here sunrises like that usually mean bad weather. Beautiful sequence..

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  38. Beautiful golden skies. I have yet to see a mediocre sky from you.

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  39. Beautiful colors in all of them!

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  40. Beautiful sunrise and lovely poetry to go along with those incredible pictures!

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  41. Oh yeah... now that's what I'm talking about. Brilliant sunrise and well worth getting up early enough to capture it! Well done. Well done indeed! Brilliant color, and I love the silhouette of the trees against it.

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  42. The bottom photo looks like a fairy-tale! Beautiful photos.

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  43. Always great sunsets. Thanks for sharing

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  44. Great sequence of shots, gotta love those sunrises!

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  45. Your words of 'molten gold' describe the sky perfectly! It is stunning.
    I enjoyed the crisp blue sky and fluffy clouds as well - a reminder of warmer days since it's below freezing here.

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  46. Thanks for sharing again these magnificent sky photos of australia...

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  47. Wonderful pictures from warmer lands.

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  48. Brilliant photos of a beautiful sunrise, thanks.

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  49. I know I've said it before (if not, I have thought it a dozen times!):
    Your end of the world is amazingly beautiful!!!
    Warm greetings from West Africa!

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  50. the first photo is a keeper! great sunset tones!

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  51. A beautiful sunrise. What a glorious place.

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  52. what a lovely golden sunrise and you have described it so aptly with your poetic plume. Arija, truly very beautiful.

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  53. What a beautiful golden sunrise!
    I like the puffy white clouds in the blue spring sky too.
    It's nice to see spring and winter skies while it's winter overhere in The Netherlands.

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  54. I like the golden colours on the first three photos. The sky looks like burning; the effect is just stunning. And, the last shot is a story for itself. After having read those beautiful lines which go with the photos it seemed to me that I could feel that gentle breeze among the green trees. Really lovely!

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  55. lovely sunrise shots! love the burst of colours!

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  56. Arija: That is a really neat look at the golden sunset, nice photos.

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  57. Very beautiful photos for SWF. Love the beautiful colours of the sky. Have a nice weekend.

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  58. Arija: you are a very intuative spirit.You picked up on my mood when you viewed my ~todays flowers~ post..my worries were consuming me then. I sure could use your Reiki treatment right about now..better yet mother could...tests continue.. NOT good..no diagnosis for this setback but in my heart I know what the outcome is..thank you for caring.
    aNNa xo

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  59. Arija, you are so lucky to be living in a sunny part of the world right now. This time in Utah, USA we are buried deep in snow...the high temp for last tues was 2 degrees! I check in on your blog just to see some lovely warm sunshine and green growing trees..keep your "ordinary" as they may seem landscape pictures posted..they inspire those of us in snowy lands. I can only look through my seed catalogs and dream of spring.

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  60. Your photos are unbelievably gorgeous! And, you got up for a sunrise too! The colors are so intense, such golds!

    That is one of my goals - to one day haul myself out of bed and drive to the park to capture a sunrise. Sadly, I'm currently lacking the motivation on these cold wintery mornings....

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  61. Golden sunsets ! Guess what : these make me think of coffee, that's how I am influenced by the coffee packages over here : some brand has a black package with a golden sunset, just like this photo. Btw do coffeeplants also grow in australia ?

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  62. Those are fabulous sunrise shots. So beautiful.

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  63. Such stunning sunrises! Makes me want to get up earlier in the day!!! Very nice SkyWatch.

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  64. Wll captured, the colors are fantastic and it is nice to see some blue slies for a change.

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  65. Lovely series of images. Boy that was one incredible sunrise...well worth getting up for. Your poetry is charming. Thanks for visiting my SWF post. Enjoy the weekend.

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  66. Oh that very first shot is exquisite. I truly love the colour variation in that one.
    The spring birches makes me long for the light and warmth of spring time. Birches especially have such a delicate and nearly see through quality of their leaves when they first break out.

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  67. Beautiful golden skies! Sure makes me feel a little warmer. :)

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  68. These really are beautiful pictures. All your photos here are gorgeous.

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  69. What a lovely golden sunset. Thanks for the description, too.

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  70. Hi Arija, I answered your question on my blog! Thanks for your visit.

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  71. So very beautiful!
    Doesn't blogging make us look at things more carefully?
    That seems very important.

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  72. I'm not too sure if I commented already since there are 86 i wont be looking if i did....just too lovely: all of your shots! To top it with a very lovely blue sky...wow!

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  73. You sky photos are wonderful.

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  74. I wonder what time you had to get up to take these beautiful photographs. Maybe I'd be willing to sacrifice my sleep if I had such an incentive ;)

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  75. Simply stunning photos.
    Thank you for regularly contributing to Sky Watch Friday and making it a fabulous place to visit every week.

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  76. The sunrise shots are very nice.utx

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  77. What a wonderful sky that you captured! Absolutely beautiful.

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  78. Not "yet" another sunrise. This one was simply breathtaking! Great capture!!

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  79. Perfect sunrise. A great series. Great photos.

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  80. Eerie beauty you've captured in those first few photos.

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  81. Stunning sunset, you captured it so perfectly.

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  82. Your sunset is the colour of honey.
    Happy weekend to you!

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  83. Thanks for stopping by my skywatch pictures--to answer your question--no filter! I just used my little point and shoot digital Nikon coolpix. I did warm them a bit with my picassa program but that was all.

    Your pictures are stunning! The one with the sun down low behind the black trees is especially gorgeous.
    *smiles*
    Kim

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  84. Wow! Spectacular set of photos.

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  85. Hiya! Did you go on a trip to heaven? Great photos of sunset.

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  86. Barely shedding a light? That was more than enough for me! Beautiful stuff.

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  87. Aaah, a golden sunset, how beautiful! So nice. :o)

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  88. I don't see my name here and I am sure I didn't miss your stunning sunrise. I must have given you a comment! Anyway about Hans Brinker
    here's a link: Hans Brinker

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  89. Wauw, I absolutely adore your golden sunrisepictures. They make me feel all sunny :-) Thanks!

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  90. That is a beautiful sunrise. I never get to enjoy them. Lucky you!
    Thank you for visiting my Skywatch entry. :o)

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  91. Simply beautiful. The first 3 photos gives a feeling of warmth and hope, so nice!

    Greetings from Dubai, see you around!

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  92. Great sunset shots, the gold is beautiful.

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  93. Golden skies bring a little warmth my way.

    How funny---sliding room only. thanks for the visit. MB

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  94. Wow....incredible photos, what a truly beautiful sunrise :o)
    Thanks for visiting our blog!
    In your post below there is quite a dark photo, we have one similar to that in our blog, in a post entitled "yesterday" dated 19th Dec.

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  95. Wonderful images of nature at her best. Plus your words took me on a journey, thank you.

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  96. These are beautiful!! Not at all mediocre.

    Thanks for stopping by. Ironically the creek that still flows in my picture is actually frozen over on the other side of the bridge and covered in deer tracks.

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  97. Ooops, sorry I wasn't paying attention in my previous comment - Stunning sunRISE :) Those are unusual colours for a sunrise, I think that is what confused me! Very beautiful though.
    I hope you don't mind, I have tagged you for a meme on my blog.

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  98. Wonderful sunrise, very beuatiful

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  99. Sunrises are the most wonderful pictures you can take. But you have too get up early, and I'm not good at that point ...
    Greetings from Belgium !

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  100. What beautiful colour. It always amazes me how quickly the sky can change. Thanks for visiting my little blog :)

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  101. That sunrise is really lovely and your photos of it are terrific! I like the spring sky and trees, too...such a switch from what most of us are seeing.

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  102. what lovely sunset in your part of the world!

    carla

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  103. Beautiful captures of a beautiful sunrise. :)

    I was admiring your flowers while I was here, too. Lovely!

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  104. It's worthy thank God for every sunrise that we see when we wake up.

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  105. Molten gold indeed! Beautiful :)

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  106. I love yellow skies, and yours are beautiful!

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  107. Your photos are stunning, your words, poetic.
    Lovely post!
    Thanks for stopping by with a warm welcome :)

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  108. Lovely puffy clouds yesterday afternoon as I drove home from Belair.

    Great shots again.

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