Thursday, April 2, 2009

SkyWatch ~ 28 At Break of Day

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The first few moments when the awakening Sun
yawning stirs in her bed



casting great shadows, reaches out to spread colour
on the emerging land



and for a few seconds imbues with glorious colour
all that comes within her reach



then, waking in full earnest, sets the pines afire.



For a bit of fun, sepia clouds through my brown sunnies



I admit I look at the world through rose tinted glasses,
it makes it so much easier to muddle through life.
After all, when you expect the best, you draw a close
approximation towards yourself.
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98 comments:

  1. Once again...beautiful images!

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  2. When the sun comes up here it first tinges the tips of the pine trees with golden light,... that is my favorite time of the day when the sky begins to lighten and the pines are golden with new sunlight!

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  3. Great photos and wonderful descriptions to go along with them.

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  4. Glorious skies! Hope you are healing up nicely and feeling your spunky self again, Arija.

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  5. Beautiful skies and a treat to the eyes.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  6. Arija - what a lovely post! I enjoyed your picture-story! I think looking at the world with rosy glasses is just fine - better than the alternative, for sure. Snowing here in CO again - I'll have my SkyWatch up later after a cross country ski.

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  7. Gorgeous photo and words and I love them all! Do hope you're feeling better -- you sound like you do. Happy SWF! Have a great weekend! and thanks for a great post -- as always!

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  8. I adore your photos...and your philosophy!

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  9. Some people wear some really thick lenses in life that distort and twist the world. A Rose Coloured world is a wonderful filter to see through..

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  10. Love the first stirrings of dawn you caught!

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  11. The quality of early light is justso beautiful. Nice photos and effects!

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  12. Wow--worth waking up early for! I love the sepia, and agree completely about the rose-tinted glasses. Happy skywatching!

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  13. As always a beautiful series with a touch of sound wisdom at the end. Thank you.

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  14. lovely, lovely images with the shadows playing on the countryside...enjoyed your photos so very much.

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  15. What a great post. Absolutely breath-taking photographs of the rising sunlight.

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  16. I enjoyed this series of shots so much. All beautiful in their individual way and I too look through rose colored glasses much of the time.

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  17. Life is so much more fun when you can see the world through rose-coloured glasses. Very nice photos and words.

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  18. Beautiful skies. I'm kind of a rose-tinted view person myself...

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  19. A good series of photos for sky watch Friday, I look at the world through glasses also, just not rose tinted, if I didn't I would not see much of the world, LOL.

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  20. I do too, I see the world in rose colored glasses. I like it that way :D

    Enjoyed your photos a lot.

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  21. Wonderful photos. The first is simply enigmatic!

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  22. You are so lucky on your side of the globe to catch the beauty of the sunrise.

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  23. You really can do a enjoyable post, thank you for your photos and words!

    And thank you for explaining a use of that adze. Perhaps they have had it, but many Finnish men have done that work also by an axe.
    Thank you for your interest!

    Pleasant weekend to you!

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  24. What an exquisite sunrise. I really enjoyed this tour and the wonderful captions below each photo.

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  25. Now that we're sleeping outside, I wake up to the rays of the sun every morning. It's soooo beautiful!!

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  26. Arija,
    these images are devine.
    Such joy to wander under those skies, albeit vicariously.
    Still, I felt I was there.
    Thank you! :-)

    I am travelling to Bad Ischl this weekend. Anything you'd like me to try to photograph? I will hopefully manage to take the long route, via Bad Assau and Grundlsee, then take in Attersee and Wolfgangsee.

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  27. Beautiful daybreak series! I especially like the quiet moments at the very edge of dawn.

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  28. The first shot with the dramatic scud clouds dangling... really speaks of something yet to come. Great collection!

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  29. Beautiful examples of stratocumulus!

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  30. Gorgeous skies, every one of them. Just beautiful!

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  31. Beautiful pictures, nice with the shadows and pretty colors! Good weekend

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  32. The bare trees on the hillside remind me of California right now. I love the dawn light, too bad I am not ofter up to see it.
    I got a kick out of the galahs too.

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  33. What a beautiful sight to wake up to! I especially like the first three, and yes, they are even better in full screen view.
    Janice.

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  34. I love that...the awakening Sun yawning... Very beautiful photos of the countryside (and skies!). What a nice place you live in! :o)

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  35. Arija, just lovley all! I love the text!

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  36. You must have been up early to catch those shots. Totally worth it. Great job!
    Joyce

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  37. The colours are amazing from image to image but the peachy hue is one we rarely see here. A joy to see.

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  38. Another terrific sequence. Thanks for these, although I'm a bit envious again, since even in the less populated parts of our town it's difficult to get views like these.

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  39. what wonderful scenery to wake up too,

    Gill in Canada

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  40. wonderful photos again Arija! Thankyou.

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  41. Arija, I had lost you! I put a new format on and lost my friends!! Hoorah, you left a comment on Weaver of Grass, so now I have you back!! Beautiful skywatch photos. Stunning and the words are beautiful too.

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  42. You have done it again, wonderful work for SWF. Thanks for sharing and keep the rose colour glasses they are great.

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  43. What great praise for the awaking day and such beautiful colours. I am not quite sure you had to improve on mother nature though ;)
    Thank you so much for sharing your part of the world with us. Have a great weekend.
    Smiles

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  44. Beautiful set of photos and the words that come with them are so exact. Happy skywatching!

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  45. Well, I don't care what color lenses your looking through, what you see is beautiful on our end!

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  47. I agree with the rose tinted glasses idea. And am so glad you get up in the morning to see the dawn stir while I'm still a bed. Beautiful captures. Love the last one best.

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  48. : ) I'm just digging these images!

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  49. Nature's painted skies are so mesmerizing.

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  50. You have lots of beautiful sky pictures here. But, do come and see paradise on my page ...

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  51. All lovely :)
    Have a good weekend!

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  52. Arija, thank you very much. It is so kind of you. I am having a great time, getting to know people like you and meeting friends. Most of all I thoroughly relish the chance to meet artistically inclined women who share similar interests. I am very thrilled with a handful of brilliant women who I continue to meet as I blog. I think I won the jackpot. I know a handful and you are on my first counting hand.

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  53. That's quite a series of photos - all beautiful Sky Watch shots!!!

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  54. Fab pics of your skies. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. Beautiful sunrise pics, I love them all.
    Happy SW Friday and have a great weekend!

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  56. A beautiful start to the day! Marvelous light for the camera at that time of the morning.

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  57. I believe I own the same type of glasses! but just look at your beautiful skies. You really are an excellent skywatcher.

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  58. so beautiful photos and have a nice weekend :)

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  59. Lovely series. My pick is the next to last. Looks like a good piece of stained glass.

    Leedra’s Photos For Fun
    Leedra’s Greeting Cards
    Photography By Leedra

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  60. Beautiful with this clouds! Great shots ! ! !
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  61. Although it seems like a nice sight to wake up to I appreciate the sacrifice of getting up so soon to take those wonderful shots.

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  62. Lovely sky photos. All are gorgeous, but I like the first one most. It is fascinating to see the lighted sky through the break in the clouds. Kind of like reading between the lines.

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  63. Beautiful....loved the description as well as the photos! I look at the world that way, too. Makes life much happier.

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  64. Amazing... definitely one perfect shot!!!

    Happy Friday!

    SWF here:

    HISTORY of SUPERNOVA and SWEETPAIN
    ANGELS IN MY LIFE

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  65. Beautiful photos and I enjoyed your commentaries. Very nice post! Happy weekend =)

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  66. Great caption. Seeing the landscape relaxes me too.

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  67. Arija: What a beautiful series of sky photos, all so different and unique.

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  68. These are all fabulous shots, Arija!

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  69. wonderful moments... the images are so fresh!

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  70. Love the rapid changing tones of light at sunrise! These shots are delightful!

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  71. Very beautiful series of photos...and beautiful words...keep those rose tinted glasses on...

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  72. Such beautiful skies you have captured, and I love the shadows on the land.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to comment on my SkyWatch post. :)

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  73. That's some gorgeous color there, and the view is fantastic.

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  74. Beautiful..I like those sepia clouds especially- very nice-

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  75. Great photos and wonderful site.
    I will check out your beautiful pictures again. Thank you for your visit : )

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  76. Thanks for sharing this wonderful collection of photos with us all in Sky Watch Friday, the colours are amazing in projecting different moods. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog earlier.

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  77. Oh...thank you for such lovely scenes and words!

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  78. Such a beautiful series of photographs. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a great weekend.

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  79. Beautiful series of pictures. Thanks for visiting.

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  80. Your day turned to rose tinted musings in an unexpectable and lovable way.

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  81. Beautiful countryside views. And a great eye for a picture. Thanks for visiting.

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  82. The first one is my favorite because I can see the cows and the angle of the hills makes me a feel a little tipsy! :)
    Lovely photos all....and you have such a beautiful positive attitude, too.

    Oh, and yes, I've been sneaking out of my tower at least a couple times a week. Physical Therapy is a chore, but also getting more and more satisfying. Seeing forward results lifts my spirits.

    Thanks for asking my dear.

    Rapunzle (throwing down her hair)
    New Mexico

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  83. What a lovely series....Happy SWF!

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  84. Looks like a glorious day!

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  85. Wunderschöne Fotos! I love the second very much!

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  86. Beautiful and dramatic skyshots!

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  87. Ow, I love your rose tinted glass perspectives :)! The skies look wonderful.

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  88. I love the way the clouds are layered in that first photo, so pretty! Nice shots Arija!

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  89. What a wonderful Skywatch sequence of photos. I really like them.

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  90. In response to your comment - that's literally a case of the grass being greener on the other side :)

    Your blog is gorgeous. I was just reading the Easter Show guide in the Sunday papers & that is exactly what your pictures made me think of.

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  91. Beautiful even when not enlarged! Makes me wanna visit! :D

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  92. Through rose coloured glasses is definitely the best way to view life :) A beautiful series of photos.

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  93. Stunning series of sky photos with lovely descriptions. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

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