Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sunrise Dec 20 2015

I had my first glimpse through the bedroom window,
the sunlight barely inching over the ridge top, simply
a deeply pink, thin line.  I knew I would never be able
to capture it because it exists for only seconds, which
was the case.  Pre-dawn is so beautiful.

I found the camera and memory stick (which is 
never in the camera) and as quietly as I could, 
walked out to the deck to snap this shot.  
It's a great camera but I only know Auto settings right now.
It was truly gorgeous, more than the camera shows you.

Suddenly the whole sky turned purple, pink, yellow and orange.

Now, just a few minutes later, I am starting to see the bright spot
where the sun will soon pop over the hills.  The breeze is starting
to blow with the trees swinging left to right and deep purple turns
to a lilac blue.  

Pretty soon my little guys will start to dance,
swinging back and forth, all day until the 
sun goes down.  It sort of makes you want
to mimic them which would be great exercise!

Yes, I know Halloween is over but Santa wanted a 
dancing partner and we get a kick out of watching them.

It doesn't take much to amuse us.


Catawissa Gazetteer said...

Glad you crept out on the deck so very quietly. I hate it when the sunrise gets scared and runs off! :)

Gorges Smythe said...


Sunnybrook Farm said...

Our sunrise wasn't that spectacular today and it was 19 so I didn't get a photo until later. Probably lots of ice crystals in the clouds which make it so nice.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

LOL, no, I was not worried the sun would get spooked, I was trying to not wake you up.

Catawissa Gazetteer said...

I just know how the sun can be mighty skittish that time of day.

LindaG said...

Very pretty pictures. I've never been able to get the camera to see what I see, either.
Hope you all have a blessed week. Merry Christmas!

Yahoobuckaroo's Blog said...

What kind of camera is that. I know you mentioned getting it last year or year before, but I don't remember what kind it was. I just got my first DSLR. A Canon Rebel T5. Not very expensive compared to other DSLR units, but I'm very happy with it. And it shoots such nice HD video that I've sold my camcorders. Well, I'm still trying to sell my old JVC standard def unit. I don't imagine I'll get too many inquires about that one!

Harry Flashman said...

Unless I am sick, I never miss the dawn. Summer dawns are the most colorful here. If I walk up into my meadow, and then into the forest just a little, there is a big granite rock I can climb up on and see way, way off into the mountains to the East. Beautiful sunrises. You got some superb pictures.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

It is a Nikon D3200.

Powell River Books said...

Looks like a forest fire it's so bright and colourful. The dancing figures look like fun. We like just about anything that is solar powered. - Margy