Thursday, December 9, 2010

SkyWatch ~ A Desert Sunrise

A sad dawning, our last morning at Wirrealpa Station in the
North Flinders Ranges in South Australia and the first real
sunrise we had seen due to unseasonal rain events. Still some
clouds about as dawn broke and the first light grew.

The first glimmer of the sun as she peeps above the horizon.

She flexes her muscles and grows in strength admiring herself
in the mirror of the puddle on the drive-way I showed in
another post some time ago.

Shyly she blushes at the beauty she sees

and, encouraged by her own reflection, smiles upon the world.

We, having partaken of this spectacle, settle to the task of
packing having our last delicious breakfast, cleaning up and
saying our goodbyes whilst wishing all the time that we could
stay another week, a month, a lifetime . . .

If you like burning your eyeballs out, be adventurous, click to enlarge.

Thanks to our hosts at SkyWatch we can enjoy each other's skies.


  1. What a glorious way to begin the day! And, as always, you describe it perfectly! What a joyous sun she was that day! I love the dark trees silhouetted against the glowing sky! Superb, Arija, as always! Enjoy!


  2. What a gorgeous sequence of shots. I love that orange sky.

  3. simply wonderful! wish you joyful days!

  4. Maybe a sad dawning, but a Glorious goodbye. I would have dawdled. Love the series, especially the reflection. She told her story well.

    BTW, next time we hike the canyon the mules can carry those heavy packs. ;)

  5. Hallo Arija,

    eigentlich bin ich mit unserem Winterhimmel zufrieden, aber schön sind deine Bilder doch.

    Liebe Grüsse Hartmut

  6. I think the clouds add to your first image. It gives it some added visual texture.

  7. Beautiful photos and words. Thank you Charmaine

  8. All are simply delicious skies that show the warmth shared by your own dear words. Happy SkyWatch Arija~

  9. Grandi foto, piene di effetto luce :))
    Buona serata.

  10. A beautiful series of sunrise photos.

  11. Wonderful desert sunrise, I love the rich colors! =)

  12. great sequence Arija. aren't desert sunrises the most amazing experience!!

  13. Beautiful sky, beautiful photos!

  14. You are seeing many wonders, Arija, and spectacles such as these can burn my eyeballs any day!

    Many thanks.

  15. Cracking sunrise!..... lovely to watch it develop!...:

    Thanks for your visit and comment..

  16. You captured some nice photos as Mother Nature gave you a great send off. It must of been music to your eyes.

  17. Arija!Beautiful sunrise sets one up for a fabulous day! I have missed vising you as well my blogging friends since relocating, I've been on the fast train of life.No time for hobbies blogging being one,soon we pack up once again for desert scenery in Arizona.I hope to witness similar sunrises..and sunsets too!
    Soon I will become more regular in visits!Thank you for not forgetting me!
    love and light Anna xo

  18. What a beautiful sequence of this glorious sunrise.
    I love your text as well!
    Enjoy your weekend.

  19. a lovely way to begin the day. i love the way you have captured every second of the rising sun :)

  20. Beautiful shots - the color and the silhouettes are exquisite.

  21. These are so pretty! Gorgeous colors.


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