Parasol skies

Late summer — and dawn is finally making an appearance again at a reasonable time.

Some mornings, sunrise unfurls like a parasol

Made of blue silk;

Parasol

Sometimes the dawn

Is an orange burst;

Orange burst

But my favourite kind of sunrise

Is one of peace and reflection,

A canvas ready for colour

And the signature of three small birds in flight.

Birds

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98 thoughts on “Parasol skies

  1. Love this post! I love this: Some mornings, sunrise unfurls like a parasol

    Made of blue silk;

    It makes me want to convex again with my mornings. I used to spend so much time outside, albeit in the city.

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  2. Amazing how the morning sky can be so different from one day to the next… Even when it’s cloudy—that can also be a gorgeous day!!!!! I love early morning. We ‘walk our yard’ every morning —and love being outside that time of day… Great photos. Thanks.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Stunning. And once again, a perfect title for your post/images. I, personally, enjoy sunrises more than sunsets. The quietude of it all at that time of day is just so different than at dusk. Beautiful share today.

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  4. Fiona your photography makes peace nestle in my heart like a sweet little new-fledged bird. You live in such a beautiful place. I am jealous. xoxo

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  5. Lovely skies, Fiona. I know what you mean about dawn’s reasonable hour. We face east and I really don’t like missing sunrises.. but in early summer.. blech! Thanks for sharing the colours which begin your day.

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  6. Perfect words for perfect sunrises. I almost missed the Morse code in the bottom image, it is easy to get swept away in the ‘bigness’ of such a photograph.

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  7. Quite clear the observation: “a canvas ready for color”… I can see that… “sunrise unfurls like a parasol”… it must be a poetic licence… Sometimes I have difficulties with the correctly understanding of words… But I can see those comparisons… So nicely observed!! Salutari! Greetings for a new sunny week!

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