Saturday, July 31, 2010

Dawn beauty

I awoke very, very early yesterday morning because a thunderstorm was moving in and the thunder and flashes of lightening woke me up.

The first light of dawn through the trees...

As day broke, the light blossomed into screaming orange. And I mean orange. These photos barely capture just how orange the light was.

I was treated to a rainbow as the rising sun shone through the rain.

The rainbow appeared even before the sun officially rose...

...which it did precisely at 5:31 am.

Here's the first dim dapples of light through the trees on our wall.

There are some distinct advantages to being an early riser, even if it was a little too early for my taste.


  1. Absolutely stunning! Although I am not a morning person, I never regret the mornings I do get up before the sun and watch a new day dawning. It feels like a privilege.

    Often the colors of sunrise and sunset are impossible to describe or capture in photographs. They are meant to be that way, I think.

    Anonymous Twit

  2. something is really powerful about dawn and the rising sun.....the birth of a new day. thanks for sharing.

  3. thanks for sharing the beautiful sunrise with us Patrice.


  4. Yes indeed Patrice that is nice. It reminds me of one of the last times I was in Idaho waking up in a tiny little motel along side the Salmon river. Close enough to hear the water running. What a beauty of a drive that was heading downstream. The sun was doing it's thing lighting up the geologic history of your part of the world. Anyone who has never seen it,I would like to say...DO IT! You will not be disappointed.