Dawn gold

Something woke me up far too early (before 5 am).

Perhaps it was the golden silence

Calling my name;

Dawn 1

Or the beaver in the lake

As he swam through watery clouds.

Dawn 3

Perhaps it was the glory

Of a new day whispering:

Do not miss a single golden moment.

Dawn copy

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98 thoughts on “Dawn gold

  1. ah would be pretty cool to watch the beaver…i think it is just the awe you get standing in front of the art of a master painter you know…smiles.


  2. Absolutely gorgeous – what a promising start to your day (and now to ours, virtually speaking!) 🙂 Actually, though I was inexplicably wide awake and working on my latest post till midnight last night, I too was gently awakened at dawn this morning (5:30 in my case) – I suppose so I took wouldn’t miss a single golden moment of our own pretty sunrise – which wasn’t nearly as pretty as yours. Those clouds are especially lovely, and make these look like paintings. Even better is the reflection of them, and that glorious color, in the placid water!

    Good eagle eye, spotting that swimming beaver! (An early morning commuter!) 🙂


  3. A glorious way to begin any day and you’ve captured it so perfectly! These are truly breathtaking, Fiona! That glow seems to reach out and enfold me! What a wonderful beginning for my day as well! Thank you!


  4. I would have slept right through that whispered message! Probably the reason you get so many great sunrise shots and I don’t!!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  5. Beautiful reflections Fiona, is the lake really close by? I don’t mind the 5am start if I don’t have to travel too far. ..


  6. Aaaaaaah dear Fiona, this post is divine, soooooooooooooo beautiful captures! Well done, wish I were there.
    Greetings to you from Norway


  7. These early spring days are the days we wake up early in order not to miss a moment…the lack of sleep is so worth it.

    I’ve been meaning to ask, you said you shoot in raw, are you resizing your images before posting? I’ve ignored that for far too long, and never resized anything..wondering if I should be.



  8. Love reflection captures. I would like to see the beaver swimming thru the watery clouds. Beautiful photos, happy Skywatching!


  9. Whatever it was that woke you up, I sure am glad it did.
    These are really beautiful, and surely worth getting up early for.
    Have a wonderful weekend!


  10. Sunrise, crisp air, stellar reflections and of course one friendly genus Castor strolling home after a long night of doing Beaver shtufffs. Your pictures and words put new meaning to ‘when nature calls’.

    Beavers and loons are synonymous with wild and wilderness, so a slap of the tail or shrilling cry go hand in hand with sunrises such as this. Who could not stand on the shore of your lake at 5 am and NOT think this is worth fostering, this is worth caring for. This should remain so one’s children and their children’s children will be able to connect to nature as you do -am sure you must think that? Your images, in addition to saying ‘look at this’, they say ‘hear this’.

    Beavers were once extinct in Sweden around the turn of the century weren’t they? I guess that is not the case all these decades later.


  11. So serene, and so full of promise. Beautiful words to accompany equally beautiful pictures. A dawn sky is not one I often see, so this is even more of a treat for me.


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