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Friday, 8 January 2010

Skywatch Friday - Sunrise

I shall lift mine eyes to the heavens
The dark shadows of night slowly creep
Their lengthening lines do fade
The clouds ring out with colour
As the dawn brings on its hue

Through pinks and blues
And rays that shimmer
In the early morn
The crispness of the air
The song of birds to welcome the new dawn.

Today's Quote: Whether I retire to bed early or late, I rise with the sun -
Thomas Jefferson.

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Lianne said...

wow that's sunrise? nice shot!

Cezar and Léia said...

Magical moment and inspiring words!
This sky is very impressive!

brattcat said...

I'm so glad that you, too, rise with the sun.

Small City Scenes said...

Ah what a beautiful sky. I love to see the morning moon too. MB

Leif Hagen said...

A gorgeous sunset! The blues and purples are magnificent! Happy Weekend down there, Blossom Flower Girl!

Anonymous said...

Quite nice photos.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh, nice catch of a bit of moon in the sunrise - and lovely colors - "The clouds ring out with colour ". Nice quote, too.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

B SQUARED said...

Tom would have good reason to rise with this sunrise.

Anonymous said...


We had an interesting sunrise today. A brief break in the clouds on the horizon, sun peaking through, AND a thick rainbow (or something, as those are usually facing the sun.) I tried getting a picture, but it came out kind of icky.

Hope you have a lovely weekend, we are snowed in. :D

Reader Wil said...

Thank you for sharing these beautiful flowers and the sky watch photo too! I also enjoyed seeing your slide of the Daintree trip and your post about your boat trip. Was that to the Great Barrier Reef? I've done that twice. I 've often been in Cairns. I always fly to Cairns, because that's the nearest international airport for Cooktown, where my daughter lives. I have been 8 times in Australia and most of the time in Queensland. Thanks for your visit to far north Europe!

Karen said...

Beautiful blog. I look forward to coming back often. Thanks for stopping at mine.

Side note:(Couple does stay together. Considering that is the biggest fight they ever had in 17 years, I'd say they stand a good chance. :) Clementines are a type of mandarin oranges.)

Have a lovely day.

RuneE said...

At the moment I envy you the song of birds :-)

Mari said...

Beautiful sky! I also enjoyed the cars below - unusual and classy!

Kathy said...

Love the picture and the quote. I live by that quote...not intentionally though.

Lowell said...

Nicely done. Love blue sunrises! And your poetic commentary is the perfect accompaniment!

Stine in Ontario said...

If every morning started like this then I can see why Thomas Jefferson would want to rise with the sun!

magiceye said...

well captured ambiance

Wolynski said...

Lots of beautiful photos on all your blogs - I hear Melbourne is very hip. Wonderful work.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lianne - We often have blue skies at sunrise.

Cezar and Léia - In the other direction, the sky's a different colour.

Brattcat - Mum always made us get up by 6.30. Old habits die hard.

Small City Scenes - I like watching the moon change size.

Leif - Don't always get reds ad golds. Have a good weekend where you are too.

√ Abraham Lincoln - Thanks, and thank you for the link for your old photos.

Three Rivers - I like Jefferson's quote.

B Squared - He was up with the birds.

Just Kim - Does your camera have a sunlight background shot?

Reader Will - Which boat trip? The Low Isles is part of the GBR, but it was the other trip with Quicksilver that went to the Outer Reef - Agincourt Reef.
Your daughter's lucky, I loved Cooktown and the sunsets were awesome. I liked visting your part of the world.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Karen - I look forward to visiting your again too. Glad the couple stayed together. I thought clemtines were lollies.

RuneE - We have fruit trees in the back yard and there's always birds around.

Mari - I wouldn't mind owning one of those cars.

Kathy - Getting up late can sometimes leave you feeling tired.

Jacob - Thanks, I quite like blues and mauves too.

Stine - I think Mr Jefferson was a very wise man.

Magiceye - It's the time when everything around is still.

Wolynski - Thanks, I think Melbourne;s pretty special too.

diane b said...

Nice colours and shapes. Too early or me.

Daniel said...

Merci de ta charmante visite, je découvre de magnifiques images. :))

Désolé de ne pas parler anglais!
(Sorry do not speak English!)

eden said...

Beautiful sunrise. Nice poem and quote too..

thanks for sharing..

Anonymous said...

Yes, my camera does. I tried that setting and a couple others, but the rainbow turned out yellow. I think because of the position of the clouds the camera was not able to pick up enough light elsewhere. Or something...

Inday said...

Beautiful floriade blooms, your sky and your compelling poem. I do what Thomas Jefferson said.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Diane - I'm used to getting up early.

Daniel - Je ne parle pas le Français

Eden - I try to match the quote to the photo.

Just Kim - Although my camera has 'night' photo, I find they don't come out all that well. The ordinay setting looks better.

Bonnie Bonsai - Mum always said, "Eraly to bed, early to rsie, makes a man happy, healthy and wise.

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.