After long grey days of thirsting for colour,

I finally got my chance to run out in my nightie

And scare the neighbours while taking some frosted shots.

Oh, thank you for this glorious winter sunrise

In hues of purple and pink.

The frosting on the pier is as delicious

As the patterns of sleepy water and ice

Forming on the lake.

It’s the greyness of a mild winter

That helps us appreciate the colours more.

For more dazzling skies, please visit: Skywatch.

And Saturday Sareenity.

117 responses

  1. sdiekmannphotography

    oh, this is really beautiful!

    January 12, 2012 at 12:02

  2. What an exquisite selection of images Fi – the colours are awesome. I hope you had on some nice warm boots and a coat over your nightie! Thanks for sharing.

    January 12, 2012 at 12:06

  3. It was worth the trouble to run out in the nightie for those lovely pictures! Thanks Lady Fi for the feast for eyes!

    January 12, 2012 at 12:37

  4. Bob

    A beautiful colour arrangement.

    January 12, 2012 at 13:00

  5. WOW! Fantastic images!

    January 12, 2012 at 13:05

  6. Riet

    Wow, magnificant sights and colors.

    January 12, 2012 at 13:07

  7. Wow, beautiful, thanks for running out in your jammies to take the photos. The neighbors will get over it.

    January 12, 2012 at 13:31

  8. Beautiful sunrise. I always marvel over the fact that pink, violet and lightblue hues define sunrise, while orange, yellow and red define sunsets. Nature is beautiful and you are a master at capturing this beauty.;)

    January 12, 2012 at 13:48

  9. wow wow wow!!!!

    January 12, 2012 at 14:05

  10. Enrique

    Excellent ….. and frozen entries, often cold …
    Greetings .-

    January 12, 2012 at 14:13

  11. stunningly beautiful.:)

    January 12, 2012 at 14:23

  12. Di

    Lovely pinks and lavenders to look at this morning! Gorgeous!!

    January 12, 2012 at 14:25

  13. Seeing these kinds of colors in winter is such a relief to the eye. Beautiful.


    January 12, 2012 at 14:33

  14. This is definitely worth a few stares from the neighbors to capture and share with all of us!

    January 12, 2012 at 14:48

  15. A J

    Beautiful surise shots!!

    January 12, 2012 at 14:52

  16. –The Pink Frosting looks good enough to devour.

    Xxx Hey, Lady Fi, Get more phots of Oscar out there!
    was he in bed? Haa

    January 12, 2012 at 14:55

  17. Thanks for running out in your sleeping clothes for the great shots. We were rewarded.

    January 12, 2012 at 15:14

  18. “Glorious” was the first word that came to mind when I viewed these photos. What a treasure you have so nearby.

    January 12, 2012 at 15:21

  19. Gorgeous sunrise… Love the colors. We have had so much rain and dreary weather this week that it brings me joy to see your sunrise this morning… A cold front it coming through here today –with some snow flurries…. Brrrrrr.


    January 12, 2012 at 15:44

  20. What a stunning series of images this is.
    The colors are pure magic!

    January 12, 2012 at 15:57

  21. TexWisGirl

    these are gorgeous! thanks for the laugh about the nightie! :)

    January 12, 2012 at 15:58

  22. Absolutely stunning photos!

    January 12, 2012 at 16:00

  23. I want to wake up to that view every morning!

    January 12, 2012 at 16:16

  24. Gorgeous way to begin a day, even a cold one! Terrific captures and such beautiful colors! Stay warm!


    January 12, 2012 at 16:36

  25. You’re absolutely right about the grayness of winter making us appreciate color… your sunr-ice shots are very beautiful & very colorful! Gotta love all that color, esp during winter!!! =)

    January 12, 2012 at 16:38

  26. Amy

    I would love to be your neighbour and watch you running out in the freezing cold in your nightie to take pictures…hahahahaha……I totally hear you about appreciating color after living through dark and grey winters….you capture the colors beautifully in these shots!

    January 12, 2012 at 16:39

  27. The color of the sky, reflected in the lake, is fantastic. Your photos are gorgeous — I like the ice forming on the lake and the way you’ve captured it.

    January 12, 2012 at 16:43

  28. Amazing! Simply stunning.

    January 12, 2012 at 17:04

  29. Magical colours Lady Fi, I’m guessing your neighbors are pretty used to you flying out in your nightie with camera held high haha!

    January 12, 2012 at 17:07

    • They sure are!

      January 12, 2012 at 17:59

  30. wow that is beautiful…love that lake shot…a fine icing crust over the world…lol on the neighbors…

    January 12, 2012 at 17:12

  31. I love pink!

    January 12, 2012 at 17:34

  32. Gorgeous colors in these!

    January 12, 2012 at 17:38

  33. Yes, no doubt precious photos. I really like such as soft pink tones that give a delicious light, passed calmly.

    January 12, 2012 at 18:14

  34. The reflection off the ice is wonderful, Fiona. I often take photos in my robe an slippers, no matter the weather!😉

    January 12, 2012 at 18:14

  35. So true, beautiful winter pictures !

    January 12, 2012 at 18:20

  36. Oh!, beautiful. Thank you for braving the cold to share it with us.

    January 12, 2012 at 18:32

  37. Stemningfullt med nydelige farger!
    Liker også hestebildene nedenfor, – og så hunden da! Herlig:)

    January 12, 2012 at 19:45

  38. Gorgeous colors!!!

    January 12, 2012 at 19:46

  39. I’d be right out there in the pjs with you, lickety split! How can anything be so warm and icy cold at the same time?

    January 12, 2012 at 20:25

  40. These shots are pure magic. The frost and lovely colors go together so well. You remind me of myself. I frequently scare my neighbors as I dash out in my nightie to catch a shot.

    January 12, 2012 at 20:25

  41. Amazing colours in these captures. Would have been worth staying up all night to wait for sunrise in order to take these photos!

    January 12, 2012 at 21:36

  42. Jim

    Will have to get one of those neighbours to follow you out some morning and sneak a shot!! lol
    I so agree that you can’t beat the winter ‘greyness’ to accentuate the colours. Nice work.

    January 12, 2012 at 21:54

  43. sandy

    Those photos are worth it.
    The sight of you probably made the neighbors morning.

    January 12, 2012 at 22:11

  44. oh my goodness, that is magically gorgeous. i am changed forever!

    January 12, 2012 at 22:13

  45. The colors are magnificent!

    January 12, 2012 at 22:38

  46. imac

    Looks deserted, so no worries about running out in nighties,lol.
    But well worth it – what fantastic colour n ice.

    January 12, 2012 at 23:24

  47. love that headline.:) That seem to be a great place to watch the sun set.:)

    January 12, 2012 at 23:31

  48. You actually make me high!

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral



    January 12, 2012 at 23:31

  49. Simply Gorgeous, lady FI! The colors are stunning, I got stuck on the header, what a beautiful capture. Awesome captures and reflections. Happy SKywatching!

    January 12, 2012 at 23:38

  50. Dang, I just go out in my underwear (or less) to yell at the barking neighbor dogs…

    January 13, 2012 at 00:33

  51. Thank you Lady Fi, for braving the chill in your pajamas and then sharing the best of it all with us!

    January 13, 2012 at 00:38

  52. These are amazing!

    January 13, 2012 at 00:45

  53. Thinking of you out in your nightie to take these photographs, made me smile. Thank you, for those beautiful colours LadyFi:-)

    January 13, 2012 at 01:05

  54. You do have some lovely sunrises. But weren’t you freezing to death out there in your nightie? Brrrrr.

    January 13, 2012 at 01:07

  55. Magical and marv elous. I’m sure if any neighbors were awake they’d have known why you were out there (and probably would have asked you to send lthe pictures to them!).

    January 13, 2012 at 01:11

  56. Al

    That is stunning, but it certainly looks cold! We’re lucky with all the sunshine we get in the winter, but it can be frigid at times.

    January 13, 2012 at 01:32

  57. Love the pink tones and the ice, reminding me of a smoothie. Thanks for bringing nature to us.

    January 13, 2012 at 02:18

  58. Wow, gorgeous shots and the colors are awesome!

    January 13, 2012 at 02:24

  59. I love this..I sneak out onto our deck sometimes in my pjs …lovely colors..sigh

    January 13, 2012 at 02:30

  60. The sky has come up with some unique hues this week. When I drive to work, I always wonder “Is anyone else seeing this? Do they notice even?” It makes me wonder why we don’t all pull over and stare in amazement.

    January 13, 2012 at 02:38

  61. exquisite…I sometimes do the same thing…just throw my coat and boots on over my jammies…you have to be present to capture moments like these…a little therapy, and any neighbors awake at that hour will be just fine!

    January 13, 2012 at 04:06

  62. Oh, Fi, these are breathtaking! Those colors are very ’60’s!! It amazes me how quickly your temperatures drop there.

    January 13, 2012 at 05:10

  63. Thank you so much for braving the cold in your nightie. These shots are almost unbelievably beautiful.

    January 13, 2012 at 05:34

  64. Liv

    Beautiful morning picurs:)

    January 13, 2012 at 05:54

  65. Very pretty pink sky.

    January 13, 2012 at 06:21

  66. I’m trying to imagine you being outside in your nighty😀 but then I can’t walk outside when it’s 50 without my winter coat on. I’m a wimp and you are a hardy soul and will obviously sacrifice comfort for great pictures…which is a win win for us!

    January 13, 2012 at 06:24

  67. Beautiful shots.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

    January 13, 2012 at 06:29

  68. This time i am very sure your dog didn’t take the plunge.

    January 13, 2012 at 06:44

  69. Oh my, magnificent photos!
    I’m simply in awe of the beauty you captured!

    LOL on scaring the neighbors.
    I doubt it though!

    January 13, 2012 at 06:58

  70. This is the most beautiful……wow! The color and the frost there! Good work:)

    January 13, 2012 at 07:13

  71. Thanks for sharing so beautiful:-)

    January 13, 2012 at 09:23

  72. Gorgeous photos!
    I wish you a Happy Friday!

    January 13, 2012 at 11:10

  73. I wished I could have seen this gorgeous sunrise life ! Even in a nighty, lol !

    January 13, 2012 at 11:32

  74. Beautiful shades of pink, thanks for your kind comments

    January 13, 2012 at 11:36

  75. I can understand the odd fabulous shot. But time and time again? What’s your secret?

    January 13, 2012 at 11:38

    • Shivering in my pjs!?

      January 13, 2012 at 12:09

  76. BEAUTIFUL… that is the word that first comes to mind seeing these pictures.

    January 13, 2012 at 12:05

  77. FotoAnna

    So serene Lady Fi… I love the colors!
    Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,

    January 13, 2012 at 12:34

  78. Beautiful pink sky…..

    January 13, 2012 at 12:37

  79. Ash

    Gorgeous photographs. The pink and lavender sky is stunning! Oh, and nice title too.

    January 13, 2012 at 13:31

  80. Stunning colours in these photos! We had some snow the other day but it only stayed about 24h, and no ice on the lakes.

    * PS * Lady Fi, you are one of the three winners of my photo calendar, from my blog post ♥ 3rd Blogoversary Celebration ♥ (5th January on Beyond the Lone Islands). If you send me your name and address, I will get the calendar sent off to you as soon as possible. You will find my email on my Blogger profile. – Monica / DawnTreader

    January 13, 2012 at 14:06

  81. Very beautiful! Your photos make me feel at ease.

    January 13, 2012 at 14:16

  82. Amazing. I can’t think up the better word to describe these beautiful scene.

    January 13, 2012 at 14:20

  83. The light and the colours are breathtaking again, LadyFi.
    It’s great to see the ice on the lake. Overhere in the Netherlands we haven’t any frost at all so far this winter.

    January 13, 2012 at 14:30

  84. Fabulous indeed! who won’t excite if such hues exists outdoor.:)

    January 13, 2012 at 16:28

  85. JM

    Here they are, the beautiful colours again. Awesome!

    January 13, 2012 at 16:52

  86. Absolutely gorgeous. What magnificent colors.

    My photography is available for purchase – visit Around the Island Photography on etsy and Society6 and bring home something beautiful today!

    January 13, 2012 at 19:04

  87. this is so very beautiful…pink and purple together makes it such a lovely picture!

    My Third Eye

    January 13, 2012 at 19:37

  88. What truly breathtaking colours!

    January 13, 2012 at 22:31

  89. That first shot is lovely. Worth getting a little windy about the knees for…:-)

    January 13, 2012 at 22:45

  90. Such wonderful colors! :)

    January 13, 2012 at 23:03

  91. What GORGEOUS hues in these images.

    January 14, 2012 at 02:16

  92. these are nightie-worthy!!! I know of no one who captures magic as you Fiona. exquisite! happy SWF to you.

    January 14, 2012 at 02:55

  93. Beautiful beyond words…Nature is so beautiful…

    January 14, 2012 at 03:25

  94. Lady Fi, you never stop to amaze me with your photos! How glorifying to see this scenery this early!

    January 14, 2012 at 04:11

  95. I carry a mental picture of of your lake and when I most need calm, tranquility, and beauty, I am able to reproduce it in my mind’s eye. I’m adding this winter photo to my mind’s file right now! I only hope you added a coat over the nightie – looks chilly!

    January 14, 2012 at 05:42

  96. These are just plain amazing!

    January 14, 2012 at 06:01

  97. Just when I have seen some beautiful entries, woosh, you took my breath away in these glorious images~

    January 14, 2012 at 11:41

  98. Incredible colours!

    January 14, 2012 at 16:50

  99. gorgeous pink!

    terrific shots!

    January 14, 2012 at 17:52

  100. Hi there – What a splendid set of colours. I can understand how in the long winter you would long for colours like this.

    Struggling with internet at present – arg!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Australia

    January 15, 2012 at 07:52

  101. Ah, how lovely! These are the sort of shots that I just wish I could step into and be there myself:)

    January 15, 2012 at 11:12

  102. · Your winter landscapes are so beautiful. I love that purple colour.

    · hugs

    CR & LMA

    January 16, 2012 at 00:10

  103. I love the first and third captures! Just the way the snow has settled, and the water laps at the edges of the ice! And the colour!! OMG, the colour!!!

    January 16, 2012 at 15:02

  104. Wow! Wow! Wow! WOW!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    January 18, 2012 at 20:03

  105. Beautiful as ever. I actually was feeling bad that I haven’t been vising your blog for some time. Still, everything is serene as ever. Rishi

    January 21, 2012 at 12:37

  106. Brrrrrrrrrrrr, and in your nightie yet?————that would have frozen my ‘ti_s’ off!! LOL
    Beautiful colors!! Wow.

    If I Could Talk to the Animals

    January 21, 2012 at 14:10

  107. These are truly magnificent.
    Beautifully done!

    January 21, 2012 at 15:30

  108. beautiful photos!

    January 21, 2012 at 16:34

  109. Oh my.. this is stunning. Now go get dressed!

    January 21, 2012 at 17:49

  110. Beautiful!!

    January 21, 2012 at 18:42

  111. absolutely delightful; amazing photographs

    January 22, 2012 at 05:46

  112. once again…these are simply amazing…the way the pink, purple and blue blend is just so good to see. n its really hard to pick between these and ur recent post on the same setting but with snow. they’re all so good!

    and thank you for dropping by and contributing to Saturday Sareenity.

    January 22, 2012 at 06:41

  113. Such wonderful captures you’ve got, thanks for sharing these beauties!

    Here’s my first Saturday Sareenity entry, hope you can visit.

    January 22, 2012 at 12:36

  114. Must have been wonderful to be surrounded by all these beautiful colors.

    January 25, 2012 at 22:24

  115. these photographs stopped me in my tracks, stunning, just stunning wow

    January 29, 2012 at 15:18

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