Dawn, unfurling

A couple of weeks ago,

Simson and I sneaked out of the house very early

To enjoy the soft, pink dawn.

Simson

We saw a line ofย ducks

Flung against the purple canopy of the sky.

Flight copy

They flew past like scattered leaves,

While we remained – marvelling at the way dawn unfurls.

Ducks

For more early mornings or late evenings, please visit: Skywatch.

95 responses

  1. This is so lovely…worth it to wake up early to catch this beautiful dawn.

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    April 16, 2015 at 13:44

  2. My oh my! Breathtaking and fun Fiona ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2015 at 13:53

  3. Your photos are always so magical!

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    April 16, 2015 at 14:26

  4. awesome and inspiring dawn!

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    April 16, 2015 at 14:54

  5. Very tranquil and peaceful. It would make a great poster

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    April 16, 2015 at 15:28

  6. Wonderful colours and reflections!

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    April 16, 2015 at 15:32

  7. Ron

    “Flung against the purple canopy of the sky.”

    What a gorgeous capture, Fiona!

    And that sky is truly breathtaking! Love its reflection in the water!

    Thanks so much for sharing, my friend!
    X

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    April 16, 2015 at 15:39

  8. amazing…makes we want to live near a lake.

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    April 16, 2015 at 15:39

  9. The colors have such a calming effect – waking up to this wonder would set the most perfect day. Love seeing these photographs first thing this morning Fiona.

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    April 16, 2015 at 15:40

  10. Pinkest sky I have ever seen! They only last a few minutes, too. Wonderful “catch”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2015 at 16:03

  11. Those colors. I am so missing the magical mornings i had in the desert. ((sigh))

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    April 16, 2015 at 16:06

  12. lol, your sky is back to pink ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2015 at 16:21

  13. Going out early morning is very soothing. I do that all the time. Beautiful clicks.

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    April 16, 2015 at 16:37

  14. What beautiful dawn colors and photos. Getting up early was definitely worthwhile.

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    April 16, 2015 at 16:58

  15. so very very lovely~

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    April 16, 2015 at 17:03

  16. FABULOUS!

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    April 16, 2015 at 17:12

  17. Hi Lady, What gorgeous colors… That is such a great reason to get up early!!!!! Love your header and the quote at the top… Yes—life is all about the CHOICES we make.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    April 16, 2015 at 17:23

  18. Nice colouring.

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    April 16, 2015 at 17:24

  19. Wonderful pictures, I love the colors and atmosphere!

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    April 16, 2015 at 17:31

  20. Mac

    thassallotta pink ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    April 16, 2015 at 18:20

  21. To start the day like this is a gift!

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    April 16, 2015 at 18:37

  22. So lovely and serene…

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    April 16, 2015 at 18:49

  23. How wonderful – a lovely peaceful effect!

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    April 16, 2015 at 19:01

  24. JM

    Those colours… WOW!

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    April 16, 2015 at 19:08

  25. such a lovely colour ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2015 at 19:50

  26. Thanks so much for your visit. Your photos are simply AMAZING!

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    April 16, 2015 at 19:57

  27. Boy, talk about the early bird catching the worm… ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 16, 2015 at 20:33

  28. Don

    This is just magnificent Fiona. Thank you.

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    April 16, 2015 at 20:43

  29. Oh wow, the color of the sky and reflection are stunning.. And I love your cute Simson… Gorgeous photos and post.. Have a happy weekend!

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    April 16, 2015 at 20:56

  30. The perfect time of day for magical moments and incredible skies. It looks as though Simson spotted some fish in that water? :)))

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    April 16, 2015 at 20:56

  31. So peaceful and welcoming!

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    April 16, 2015 at 21:06

  32. Coloring Outside the Lines

    You have the most beautiful dock and lake- I love your view!

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    April 16, 2015 at 21:59

  33. Magnificent! โค

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    April 16, 2015 at 22:10

  34. A nice effect freshness with this tone

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    April 16, 2015 at 22:32

  35. love your pink dawn

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    April 16, 2015 at 23:04

  36. STUNNING))))!!! xx

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    April 16, 2015 at 23:30

  37. Fantastic! Especially love the one with the dog!

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    April 17, 2015 at 00:37

  38. Pat

    Stunning scenes.

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    April 17, 2015 at 00:45

  39. A perfect start to the day – thank you.

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    April 17, 2015 at 01:59

  40. That moment captured in time when all of it stood still. Gorgeous shots Fiona.

    Jen

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    April 17, 2015 at 02:00

  41. I marvel when people post photos of the dawn…I so rarely see it!!!

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    April 17, 2015 at 03:06

  42. Love, love, love the pinks and purples.

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    April 17, 2015 at 03:50

  43. Beautiful. I love how you captured the ducks.
    Carla

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    April 17, 2015 at 03:59

  44. I love the colors.

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    April 17, 2015 at 04:11

  45. Pink,what a wonderful sky.

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    April 17, 2015 at 04:33

  46. what an amazing sky! a great reason to be up early with your camera and your dog for a walk. Of course a lake nearby is a bonus!

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    April 17, 2015 at 04:41

  47. Just beautiful. You take such beautiful pictures.

    http://calrat.blogspot.com

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    April 17, 2015 at 05:21

  48. What beautiful colors! The scenery is fascinating.

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    April 17, 2015 at 06:04

  49. Jim

    The colour is amazing.

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    April 17, 2015 at 06:08

  50. Wonderful colors !

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    April 17, 2015 at 06:09

  51. What an amazing way to begin your day! Beautiful skies.

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    April 17, 2015 at 06:16

  52. Breath taking views!

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    April 17, 2015 at 06:28

  53. Glorious!!

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    April 17, 2015 at 07:38

  54. So much amazing depth in these pink and mauve scenes! You must live right on the lake to get so many shots of this lovely scene!

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    April 17, 2015 at 10:07

  55. Great pics!!

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    April 17, 2015 at 12:33

  56. stunning ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 17, 2015 at 12:53

  57. wowwww absolutely stunning. It must be even more beautiful in real ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 17, 2015 at 14:53

  58. Wonderful! I wonder how your skies have such stunning pink colours so often …

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    April 17, 2015 at 15:09

  59. Claudia

    your skies are like no other. so breathtakingly beautiful!!!!

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    April 17, 2015 at 15:19

  60. Great reflections of the lake..

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    April 17, 2015 at 15:24

  61. calvin

    Thank you for the ‘sneak’ preview. Reminds me in a way, of the lines in ‘Old Man and the Sea’:
    โ€œAge is my alarm clock,โ€ the old man said. โ€œWhy do old men wake so early? Is it to have one longer day?โ€
    โ€œI donโ€™t know,โ€ the boy said. โ€œAll I know is that young boys sleep late and hard.โ€

    ……….perhaps age is the alarm clock, for man or woman, or those with wisdom be the young or old, are the only ones whom can hear the early dawn colour knocking.

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    April 17, 2015 at 15:35

    • So beautifully written. You are a poet.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 17, 2015 at 15:49

  62. Stunning early morning scenes, the first is my preferred.

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    April 17, 2015 at 15:43

  63. Truly marvelous … you captured such beauty!
    ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 17, 2015 at 16:33

  64. Colors and your dogging are dazzling ~ Great shots!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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    April 17, 2015 at 16:45

  65. It’s enchanted! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 17, 2015 at 18:15

  66. I popped over from the Over 40’s and I’m so glad I did! These are wonderful photos!

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    April 17, 2015 at 18:19

  67. Beautiful pictures! Happy weekend to you!

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    April 17, 2015 at 18:42

  68. Very pretty pink views.

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    April 17, 2015 at 19:44

  69. Very beautiful skies!

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    April 17, 2015 at 20:51

  70. Beautiful captures!

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    April 17, 2015 at 21:05

  71. Beautiful, pink skyes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    April 17, 2015 at 21:32

  72. JaanaKoo

    Stunning and so peaceful…!

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    April 17, 2015 at 21:41

  73. I see one of my relatives was parading on the dock! Love to see them in photos. Sure looks peaceful there.

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    April 17, 2015 at 22:44

  74. Fabulous reflections……thanks for hosting and sharing…..Happy weekend!

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    April 18, 2015 at 14:28

  75. Such beautiful colors and scenes.

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    April 18, 2015 at 16:02

  76. What a glorious sight. xo Laura

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    April 18, 2015 at 17:19

  77. Wow, you see some awesome skies!

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    April 18, 2015 at 23:42

  78. Impressive images! I love especially the last image of the ducks and their reflections on the water – stunning!

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    April 18, 2015 at 23:50

  79. Beautiful sunrise photos, nice pink colors and reflections

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    April 19, 2015 at 09:13

  80. Great colours – and the albatross were pretty huge, even if they were the medium sized ones!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

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    April 19, 2015 at 13:09

  81. Such a beautiful sight!

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    April 19, 2015 at 13:20

  82. Thank you for sharing the gift of that vivid pink blush of sky….what a joy!
    It’s such a beautiful story you’re living; thanks for letting us see some of the sights:)
    -Jennifer

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    April 19, 2015 at 22:15

  83. Simply magical, Fi!

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    April 20, 2015 at 00:02

  84. Gorgeous words and images! It’s always a pleasure to visit here.

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    April 20, 2015 at 00:08

  85. Nisha

    Simson is so fun to be with. Lovely dawn.

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    April 20, 2015 at 05:00

  86. superbe ces tons violets

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    April 20, 2015 at 10:05

  87. daryledelstein

    i would have gone with you and Simson because i love early morning light … delightful

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    April 20, 2015 at 14:57

  88. Thank you for this beauty, Lady Fi and handsome Simson. ๐Ÿ™‚
    My thoughts go to your beloved Oscar when I see this scene. โค

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    April 20, 2015 at 16:23

    • Yes, Simson reminds me so much of Oscar! Sometimes it hurts – but mostly it uplifts.

      Lady Fi wrote: > >

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      April 20, 2015 at 16:25

      • I know. It strengthens the good memories. โค

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        April 20, 2015 at 17:05

  89. Everybody else in your house missed some gorgeous morning! (I sneak out early too … and I see some good sunrises, but nowhere else but here at your place have I ever seen that glorious lavender sky!

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    April 20, 2015 at 18:58

  90. such a beautiful dawn!

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    April 21, 2015 at 15:25

  91. Magical!

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    April 22, 2015 at 06:20

  92. That sky was worth getting up early for

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    April 22, 2015 at 09:30

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