Tuesday, October 11, 2011

sense of place: civilized sunrise

the sun makes its way slowly (and perhaps a bit lazily) towards the horizon.
blazing a trail of yellow, orange, red and purple more reminiscent of sunset than sunrise.
but sunrise it is.
at the very civilized hour of 7:40 in the morning.

the first frost carpets the grass.
a stillness fills the air, broken only by an occasional bird call.
everyone was sleeping in, even the birds.
smoky puffs of breath hang visible in the air for a moment before dissipating.
cool air rushing in on sleepy lungs,
bringing with it a cool clarity.

there's an expectancy in the air,
waiting for the sun to finally burst over the horizon.
and the day, with all its promise still intact, to begin in earnest.


Delwyn said...

Wonderful wonderful images Julie. I love the first from ground level.
happy days

--maria said...


Lisa-Marie said...

Julie, these are spectacular. Look at the colour! One of the things I very much miss living in the city is seeing the sun come up.

In winter, one of the things the late morning gives me is the chance to watch it rise as I go to work. I kind of love it.

Reena said...

these are remarkable photos...love that first one.

Kristina said...

Beautiful photos, Julie. Wish I could sleep in too :)

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

Love the photos... you are a writer too! ...

Anonymous said...

what stunning images!

Magpie said...

those pictures are so very beautiful. breathtaking.