Posts tagged “sunrise

Ruby on a rock

The dawn glowed apricot

And the moon hung gloriously golden in the sky.

Ruby loves jumping up onto rocks —

The higher the better.

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Photo taken with my iPhone.

For more glowing shots, please visit: Skywatch.


Rolling clouds

The lull between big snow storms

Is painted in clouds of purple

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And blue that roll over the landscape

As the sun slowly rises to say hello.

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And, of course, my poser Ruby

Looks good in that early morning light.

(Meanwhile, Simmie just prefers to run around 

In circles enjoying the snow! :-))

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For more drama, please visit: Skywatch.


Ducks ahoy

It’s not often you get to enjoy

The Manhattan skyline with ducks (and a big cruise ship).

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If you get up before the crack of dawn,

And drive to the New Jersey shoreline

(These shots are taken from Hoboken),

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You may be lucky enough

To enjoy the gold of the rising sun

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As ducks wheels in the sky

Over wooden pilings

Before honking farewell

As they fly away.

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For more sunny moments, please visit: Skywatch.

 


Transformative

Mist has magical powers:

It can transform ordinary objects

(Here a crane on the jetty in Ericeira, Portugal)

Into classic suspense movie shots.

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It turns a sunrise

Into a moment of purple-tinged drama —

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And if it lingers all day,

A misty sunset can turn

Landscapes into paintings.

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For more mist-ical moments, please visit: Skywatch.


Dawn’s blush

Have you ever wondered what a large city

Looks like before the sun is up?

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I arrived at Hoboken Park at 5 in the morning

During my visit to New York

To bring you the answer:

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The blush of dawn

Makes everything look beautiful.

(That’s the George Washington Bridge you can see.)

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For more beauty, please visit: Skywatch.


Blue serenity

It was one of those glorious mornings

Where a blue dawn lay waiting behind the mist;

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Ducks floating on a lake of velvet

Lifted the spirits;

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And the whole world breathed

In and out –

Speaking of blue serenity.

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For more peaceful moments, please visit: Skywatch.


The language of trees

Trees are like Nature’s poems

To the sky:

They take on the tint

Of a lilac dawn;

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Even in the middle of winter

They surprise with sudden green

In the snow.

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And deep in the woods,

I was lucky enough

To breathe in the beauty

Of abstract tree trunks

Looking like a beautiful picture.

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For more tree-mendous posts, please visit: Our World.


Golden wonder

The early winter light

Is all about long, warm shadows;

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It’s about painting frozen trees

With golden lace

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And transforming the sky

Into a wonder of pink and gold.

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For more wondrous skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Christmas swimming

It was a cold Christmas morning

And the reeds caught fire in the rising sun.

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As the sky spread its golden glow,

Simmie broke through the ice for a refreshing swim.

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For more crazy dogs and brilliant skies, please visit: Skywatch.


Full moon frost

It’s moving chaos here – but I just wanted to share some photos I took with my mobile phone when I was out on a gorgeous early morning walk just after Christmas. And yes – I was kicking myself for not taking my big camera with me…

As Ruby is at the breeders with her new puppies, we agreed to dogsit a friend’s dog (Ruby’s puppy from last year!) over Christmas and New Year.

We walked through a magical landscape

Of hoar frost and pink skies. It was – 14 C.

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The full moon was just setting in the early morning

As the dogs played and zoomed in the snowy fields.

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Our dog, Simson, loves the snow – who doesn’t?

I think he looks adorable in his snow beard.

I won’t be able to respond to your comments, but I do wish you all a new year filled with good things – and hope we can all pull together to make the world a kinder place.

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For more frolicking dogs and other sights, please visit: Our World.