Thursday, December 15, 2011

SkyWatch ~ Sunrise Surprise


I have often seen wonderful red gold sunrises but this, as I
opened my bleary eyes was a sufficient surprise for me to leap
out of bed . . .

it started out as superimposed pink on blue


but quickly deepened into an almost magenta hue


and for a moment, gave me this striped effect before as
suddenly as it had come, like a dream, it had gone.



It just goes to show it is worth keeping a lookout.

Join the hundreds who post their skies on SkyWatch each week, it is
so interesting to watch the skies around the world.

37 comments:

  1. Absolutely breathtaking!!! You are so right--it is "here and gone" just like that. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

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  2. Glorious! What a wonderful gift first thing in the morning.

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  3. I do love your "striped" skies, Arija! And what a glorious way to begin your day -- any day! Superb captures as always! Hope you have a good weekend!

    Sylvia

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  4. wow! we never have colors like this. wonderful :)

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  5. That was amazing! Great timing -- and worth jumping out of bed early for sure. Thank you for sharing -- that striped effect is something I've never seen and those amazingly deep beautiful colors just -- gorgeous.

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  6. Awesome capture! and doesn't it amaze you how briefly this riot of color ever lasts? Nicely done!

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  7. The pinks among the blue are stunning, Arija.

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  8. Great pastel skies!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Wonderful captures - skies are like that - forever changing! But that's the beauty of them.
    Have an enjoyable weekend Arija

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  10. Beautiful Arija!!! I hope you will consider sending me an email about what you are grateful for to add to this year's gratitude word quilt. It will be posted on my blog on Dec 31st. I am collecting expressions of gratitude from around the world. Enjoy the weekend's skies, blue, grey, or filled with a pallet of many colors!
    Gentle steps,
    Laura

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  11. Hi Arija...Lovely sunrise the colors are so soft!!
    A sunrise that will never be again for tomorrow brings a new dawn, and todays opportunity will be gone ...you did it ; }
    Lovely
    Grace

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  12. So beautiful. Brilliant colours.

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  13. Wow, your sunrise is stunning. I love the colors and I am so happy you were there to capture it for us. Happy skywatching!

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  14. How beautiful. Must figure out a skywatch post!
    Cheers from Cottage Country! Thanks for visiting my winter snow videos...pouring rain and no snow. I'm sad!

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  15. Beautiful as usual Arija. We have had some of these skies lately, and you have to be ready at a moments notice lest they disappear.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    B.

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  16. Fantastic shots. I'm so glad you're up early for sunrise to share.

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  17. What a magnificent way to start the day! How are things at your house? You are in my prayers.

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  18. Beautiful shots! The sun wants for no photographer as it glides across the sky.

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  19. Well worth the lookout and jumping out of bed, Arija. Have a great weekend. (I'm off to the "wilds" of Kenya for ten days. Blessings, Jo

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  20. Someone special had awakened you for a reason to share the glory with the world, and so happy you have made my morning, now with this amazing share~

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  21. Thats a greats eries of pictures.

    Stewart M

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  22. Wow.. spectacular sky.. so much beauty...

    I love your header photograph.. is this your stove??

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  23. So pretty -- reminds me of my sunrises here on the farm. :)

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  24. What a glorious sunset, Arija.
    I'm always too late for sunrise, but the sunset can be beautiful as well. :-)

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  25. My skies are mostly grey at this time of year. I'll have to come here and refresh my spirit by enjoying (and envying) yours.

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  26. That is very spectacular! It looks like layer upon layer of cotton candy!

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  27. Oh, when you commented that our sky shots were similar this week I was anxious to see. Mine's a sunset of your sunrise.
    Lovely Arija!

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  28. oh how i love pink skies! these are gorgeous~

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  29. Love these shots! So gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

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