Winter sunrise

In winter my morning policy is not to arise until the sun is in my house, but I was forced to do otherwise when this was the first sight of the day.

Knowing how quickly such skies change and fade, I leapt up, threw on a thick dressing gown, stepped into my oversize fake ugg-boot slippers and raced outside with the camera.
This sunrise was as boldly beautiful as I’ve seen in ages. Zooming the camera closer, the texture and colour of its serried centre reminded me of a slab of our Australian Red Cedar timber at its glorious best.
Within seconds sungold was introduced to the palette and the vibrant orange and vermilion tones were softening a little into prettiness.

Seconds later and the glory was all lost, washed flat by grey daylight. 

7 thoughts on “Winter sunrise”

  1. Thanks Denis. A comfort that they haven’t found anything to mine up there – yet!– so it is still nature at its stunning best.

  2. Hi Sharyn
    True dedication to leap out of bed to get those lovely images.
    As you say, they only last a few moments.
    Wonderful collection of shots.

  3. WOW!!!! What a magnificent Sunrise, and as usual, you are able to capture it to share. It is so vibrant that it almost looks like a fire: Thanks!!

  4. Exactly Fleur– are there any sunrises in your next book, ‘Blue Skies’? I imagine you see more blue skies than you always wish for– being in a drought.

    Trevor, I can’t remember if it rained or not now, but the morning would have been worth it if it did. (Am rather fed up with rain!) And I am so pleased you are re-reading Woman on the Mountain;I only keep books that I know I’ll want to re-read and lend to trusted others to read.

  5. Red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning Sharyn! Did it rain? I’m re-reading The Woman on the Mountain… Marvelous read. Regards.

  6. Just beautiful Sharyn. It’s always so exciting to capture something so lovely because you can go back and look at it later, remember the atmosphere and use it for inspiration.

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