Thursday, January 5, 2012

SkyWatch ~ Sunrise on the Trot


Expecting more hot weather, I got up before the sun, grabbed
my camera and went for my daily constitutional walk. With
the extreme heat I had missed a few and my body had sent in a
written complaint in triplicate.

It was just light enough to see but the sun still had her sleepy
head tucked under the blankets.


As I headed up our undulating road, I stopped now and then,
usually after having attained yet another rise, to look back at
the sky. Didn't look like much . . .


At the next stop there seemed to be a bit of colour emerging,


reaching a yet higher elevation, suddenly she popped above
the horizon


and almost burned my eyeballs out but the colour was great.



Well, that's all folks! Time to hoof it back home keeping my
eyes lowered for safe keeping as well as the angle of my hat adjusted.

Thank you Skywatch Team for keeping this long standing meme going!

51 comments:

  1. What a glorious way to begin a day -- any day! Superb captures as always, Arija! I do hope your new year is off to a good start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  2. Awesome colours of both the sky and the clouds!
    I wish you a Happy Friday!

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  3. What an amazing start to your day. Such beautiful and varied shots as the sun was rising.

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  4. Wonderful photos,Arija!I agree with Sylvia´s comment!I hope you had a good start into the new year!

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  5. Certainly a wonderful reward for an early start. Hope it cools down for you, soon:-)

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  6. A morning walk can give a lot of pleasures.
    Mormor Norway

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  7. Early morning when the sun is still tucked up with its head amongst the blankets is the soft time of the day - pretty muted tonings - delicate to the eyes but in a moment of time that all changes and you have captured that moment beautifully. I can feel the solitude & beaty of the place!l

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  8. you have captured beautiful shots and scenes. thanks. happy new year.

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  9. Lovely captures of the sunrise, Arija! I love the sequence and the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing your skies. Have a great weekend!

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  10. Beautiful hot sunrise!! Boom & Gary 0of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Wow--a work in progress with a glorious ending. Very beautiful, indeed. Mickie :)

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  12. Amazing colour. I am glad you had your camera with you,it would be a shame to not capture sights like this. Have a wonderful day.

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  13. What a vibrant sky marvel captured amazingly!

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  14. beautiful sunrise. great sequences of shots.

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  15. I'm sure you know that this beautiful series was well worth getting up and out for!
    Glorious way to start your day!

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  16. Wowohwow...I think that I shall just have to purchase myself a ticket and come down to meet your sunrises, for you are sure getting some brilliant ones. Now, if only my ears should ever allow me to fly again, I should plan a worldwide journey, aah, but that is not to be~

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  17. This is really a beautiful start to the day.

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  18. Oh my Arija, you were certainly treated to gorgeous skies. How I would love to walk my trails even with all the snow on the ground. Happy Skywatch!
    B.

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  19. Lovely shots, that was certainly a glorious sunrise.

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  20. Exquisite!!! I feel right at home.. only much warmer! yes!

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  21. Beautiful photos!

    Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

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  22. I'm sorry that it's So hot during the day, but sure glad you get up early for these spectacular sunrises. Keep walking so you can keep walking. Hugs.

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  23. very pretty colours for the skywatch! its always delightful to see the gradations in the sky during sunrise or sunset!

    Cheers,
    My Third Eye

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  24. Beautiful captures! Happy sky watching.

    Skywatch

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  25. Hi Arija, we almost have the same weather here, its almost 80 degrees here in our Winter weather.

    Not only your photos are sharp and pretty, I love the adjectives you describe your feelings and shots.

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  26. Grossartig!

    Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

    Hans-Peter

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  27. You know i never get tired of looking at a sunset or a sunrise. Happy new year folks from the states and i will make this blog one of my main designations for 2012. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,pa

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  28. What a beautiful sunrise. Those colors are wonderful.

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  29. So beautiful to see..
    and it looks much calmer and warmer than the weather I am getting at the moment..

    Take care

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  30. That sky looks like it is on fire. Gorgeous photos Arija. Have a great weekend.

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  31. What a lovely series of photos. So much fun to watch the sun rise with you!

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  32. it turned out great, didn´t it?
    I would not mind having your hot temperature for a while. We are freezing up here. I can cool you down. :)

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  33. Hi there - always pays to wait just a few more minutes for the light. Well that’s what I say when I'm late home anyway!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  34. Hi there - thanks for the comment on my "other blog'.

    Seeing the dragons would have been good - but at least we saw them last time we were there.

    Glad you like my 'way with words' - they take me a while to organise.

    Cheers - SM

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  35. Thank you for your visit. You are in my thoughts and I am so saddened to hear about the side affects. Those antimitotic destroy not just only the bad but the good cells. I am rather anti-social and keeping to myself these days. I will perk up, don't worry. Love, Ces. Tsup!

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  36. Wow - what a fabulously fiery and utterly gorgeous sky!

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  37. A new day:) Coffee, a chair...perfection

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  38. So beautiful Arija. I love morning walks (and this time of year at your house you don't really have much choic) This one was definitely worth getting up for. Wow!

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  39. Arija, I think you coaxed the color into the sky! Beautiful!

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  40. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful morning walk with us! And thanks for stopping by!

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  41. As I looked at your beautiful photos, the snow is falling outside the window here in NH.

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