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 responses

  1. They are superb skyline.

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    September 4, 2014 at 15:24

  2. fabulous sunrise images. love all three.

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    September 4, 2014 at 15:33

  3. what a rich blue sky in that first one…
    kinda cool you never know what color parasol you will get when you show up…

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    September 4, 2014 at 15:55

  4. You can add “poet” to your list of accomplishments, Lady Fi.

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    September 4, 2014 at 16:11

  5. Gorgeous ! I love this clear reflection like a mirror. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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    September 4, 2014 at 16:37

  6. i love your view of the world. 🙂

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    September 4, 2014 at 16:37

  7. Gorgeous sunrises!

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    September 4, 2014 at 16:38

  8. To see sunrise “unfurl like a parasol” is a perfectly poetic image!

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    September 4, 2014 at 16:45

  9. good evening

    It’s a great series, my preference for the first
    In focus on water and reflections, photos must be interesting evening -Good

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    September 4, 2014 at 17:05

  10. 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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    September 4, 2014 at 17:24

  11. All three are absolutely stunning!

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    September 4, 2014 at 17:43

  12. Be still, my heart 🙂

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    September 4, 2014 at 17:45

  13. Glorious skies and the perfect words to match!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!!

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    September 4, 2014 at 17:56

  14. daryledelstein

    so beautiful so peaceful so so so …

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    September 4, 2014 at 18:32

  15. amazing!

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    September 4, 2014 at 18:53

  16. Absolutely breathtaking…I like your title Parasol skies title. Your title ties be back to France and sunny afternoons in Paris.

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    September 4, 2014 at 19:13

  17. Blue silk indeed and wonderful skies and water and charming silhouettes against the sky.

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    September 4, 2014 at 19:35

  18. Beautiful skies and reflections. I continue to be in awe of what you do.

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    September 4, 2014 at 19:41

  19. Beautiful – I love sky gazing – I never tire of it.

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    September 4, 2014 at 19:47

  20. Very nice light and smooth loas reflections, very relaxing!

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    September 4, 2014 at 20:57

  21. Pretty sky! 🙂

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    September 4, 2014 at 21:29

  22. Beautiful!

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    September 4, 2014 at 22:16

  23. Dawn is one of the most beautiful parts of the day – and I love the moods you have captured here. Megathanks.

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    September 4, 2014 at 22:36

  24. What gorgeous colours – and thank you for getting up for the dawn. I’m not good at that!

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    September 4, 2014 at 22:51

  25. Stunning photos and great colors.

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    September 4, 2014 at 23:11

  26. These are such magical images!

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    September 4, 2014 at 23:20

  27. beautiful post today, loved it. I’m adding you to my sidebar so I don’t miss any more!

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    September 4, 2014 at 23:26

  28. Simple and magnificent…:)JP

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    September 5, 2014 at 00:36

  29. Your blog is Zen ❤

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . ❤

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    September 5, 2014 at 02:06

  30. Such a beautiful place to wake up to! 🙂

    Lindy

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    September 5, 2014 at 02:11

  31. Parasol skies? I love it 🙂

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    September 5, 2014 at 02:23

  32. That last one is so colorful and lovely

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    September 5, 2014 at 03:39

  33. 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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    September 5, 2014 at 03:40

  34. I love them all!

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    September 5, 2014 at 05:20

  35. Suz

    So serene! Lovely.

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    September 5, 2014 at 06:08

  36. Anonymous

    I love the reflections in the water.

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    September 5, 2014 at 06:19

  37. Excellent shots. I like the reflection.

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    September 5, 2014 at 06:22

  38. beautiful scene.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    September 5, 2014 at 06:41

  39. Some lovely and tranquil photos here.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    Alex’s World! – http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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    September 5, 2014 at 07:11

  40. I always enjoy your beautiful skies over the water!

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    September 5, 2014 at 07:41

  41. jolies

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    September 5, 2014 at 08:10

  42. Underbara bilder, som alltid här! Du är verkligen duktig med kameran.=)

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    September 5, 2014 at 09:47

  43. My favorite is pretty bright colorful dawn! But I guess each has a presence of beauty within!

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    September 5, 2014 at 12:50

  44. What a stunning view to wake up to!

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    September 5, 2014 at 12:58

  45. 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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    September 5, 2014 at 14:03

  46. Al

    Such a gorgeous variety of sunrises, all painted in soft colors.

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    September 5, 2014 at 14:03

  47. What a great orange 🙂

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    September 5, 2014 at 14:14

  48. that last image is heavenly!

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    September 5, 2014 at 14:58

  49. Your photographs are my inspiration – have a wonderful weekend!

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    September 5, 2014 at 15:18

  50. Absolutely beautiful, all three!!!

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    September 5, 2014 at 15:41

  51. The first one with it’s reflection looks sharp.

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    September 5, 2014 at 15:59

  52. I reckon I could do a really good sun salutation on your pier whatever colour the sunrise was! Wonderful photos.
    Wren x

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    September 5, 2014 at 16:05

  53. indrani

    Wow! Stunning with different colors.

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    September 5, 2014 at 16:05

  54. Magnificent! Love all three.

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    September 5, 2014 at 16:45

  55. They are all so wonderful again … Simply stunning!
    The small birds in the last photo are a great detail.

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    September 5, 2014 at 17:05

  56. jennypennifer

    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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    September 5, 2014 at 17:37

  57. Pat

    Breathtaking scenes.

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    September 5, 2014 at 17:46

  58. Lovely pictures !

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    September 5, 2014 at 18:30

  59. That’s the thrill Fiona, you just never know what you will find each morning.. you captured some beauties.

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    September 5, 2014 at 18:50

  60. Mormor

    Wonderful shots, one should appriciate sight like theese, a it more.
    Have a nice evening :)l

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    September 5, 2014 at 19:13

  61. JM

    Perfect reflections on the lovely still water!

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    September 5, 2014 at 19:17

  62. I Love your pictures

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    September 5, 2014 at 19:28

  63. Splendid shots!

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    September 5, 2014 at 20:01

  64. Lovely sky and water shots. I like how soft the colors are.

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    September 5, 2014 at 20:18

  65. So peaceful, I love them all!

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    September 5, 2014 at 21:12

  66. w0rdtrix

    These are amazing — I can’t decide on a favorite this week!

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    September 5, 2014 at 23:17

  67. Yes, that last pic is perfect…:)JP

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    September 5, 2014 at 23:57

  68. Wonderful skies and reflection.

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    September 6, 2014 at 05:23

  69. Mother nature certainly paints a lovey picture, especially in the dawn sky.

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    September 6, 2014 at 06:42

  70. beautifully peaceful

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    September 6, 2014 at 08:21

  71. Superb photos, so beautiful and peaceful !

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    September 6, 2014 at 12:00

  72. Beautiful skies. Love that first shot. Hardly a ripple.

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    September 6, 2014 at 16:50

  73. Happy late summer/early fall. Happy dawns!! (I’ve missed sunrises all summer long …. both literally and figuratively — here in Alaska.

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    September 6, 2014 at 18:26

  74. Beautiful. All these different colours, there is so much beauty in nature.

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    September 6, 2014 at 18:57

  75. Lady Fi,
    clicking over here is a bit like prayer. xx

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    September 6, 2014 at 19:29

  76. thesmittenimage

    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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    September 6, 2014 at 21:04

  77. THAT’s why you have 77 comments! Cool!

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    September 7, 2014 at 00:20

  78. Wonderful! One day I’m going to experience these long scandinavia days (or nights!)

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    September 7, 2014 at 01:10

  79. So much peace and beauty!

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    September 7, 2014 at 04:20

  80. Hudson Howl

    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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    September 7, 2014 at 04:47

  81. So beautiful! I love that orange outburst! 🙂
    Have a wonderful Sunday!

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    September 7, 2014 at 11:53

  82. absolutely exquisite Fi!

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    September 7, 2014 at 13:20

  83. But soon we’ll miss those early sunrises, won’t we? It’s a beautiful time of year.

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    September 7, 2014 at 14:08

  84. Very pretty shots sky.
    Best regard from Belgium.
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    September 7, 2014 at 14:38

  85. Pat

    great words and amazing photographs. The light and color are amazing. This sure is a beautiful spot.

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    September 7, 2014 at 22:18

  86. parasol sky…..I love your poetic camera:)
    thanks for sharing such stirring beauty,
    Jennifer

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    September 7, 2014 at 22:35

  87. Rahul

    Lovely colors of nature, Lady Fi!

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    September 8, 2014 at 07:54

  88. 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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    September 8, 2014 at 12:32

  89. Beautiful reflections and colors, wonderful series

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    September 8, 2014 at 17:41

  90. A lovely meditation in both lyrical pictures and poetic words.
    xo

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    September 8, 2014 at 21:38

  91. You do have amazing view of the sky and the lake! They are always gorgeous.

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    September 9, 2014 at 12:51

  92. Beautiful–both your words and photos. I feel like I’m right there. Thank you!

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    September 10, 2014 at 06:37

  93. Such beautiful sunrises and poetic words– a wonderful way to greet the new day!

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    September 10, 2014 at 08:12

  94. Such a beautiful, quite place. Perfect match of photos and words!

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    September 10, 2014 at 21:26

  95. mir

    so magical…

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    September 10, 2014 at 22:58

  96. Your lake looks divine in every light!

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    September 11, 2014 at 16:56

  97. Exquisite captures Lady Fi – your photography continues to delight!

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    September 14, 2014 at 00:25

  98. so peaceful. in awe!

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    October 10, 2014 at 21:36

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