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Sunrise Sunset – Photo Challenge

For the Daily Post’s Photo Challenge this week, a few photos of sunrise and sunset from my corner of the world. While I rise every day before dawn, I am rarely outside to capture the sunrise. The best I can do is this spectacular view on my drive to work and the view through my windshield (captured on my iPhone).

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Working dawn to dusk certainly has its perks when it comes to the ambience of the fiery sky at sunset. Especially in Winter, I am often blown away by the beauty that greets me when I head for my car after work. On this particular December day, several of us were stopped in our tracks by a sunset that lit the sky red in various hues over the course of a few minutes. Fortunately, I had my iPhone on me and captured a few shots. You don’t see a sky like this every day.

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and just a few minutes later as the sun faded over the mountains…this…

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It occurs to me that sunrises and sunsets are only spectacular through the prism of clouds. There’s a message in that thought somewhere. I’m going to think on that for a while. 🙂


Echoes of my Neighborhood

Happy Thursday! Next to trees, I love clouds. White clouds, storm clouds, sunrise, sunset…and the sun shining through them is spectacular. They stir my imagination. They inspire me.

Today is a gray, overcast sort of day, so I pulled out some of my favorite sunshiny, blue sky cloud photos (I had so many it was hard to choose!) And I would like to share them with you. Hope these little snap shots of the sky above my head is an inspiration to you wherever you are. 🙂

This post is in response to Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha at acookingpotandtwistedtales.com. If you would like to see other “neighborhoods” from around the globe, click HERE.

I call this little montage, Cloud 9 🙂

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Fire and Ice


Fire and ice collide at dawn
‘Midst brittle webs of ebon lace
Nipped by blustery gusts of wind
First to behold sun’s golden face.

As Luna trips horizon’s edge
Fire and ice collide at dawn
Passage of celestial orbs
The moon and stars in denouement.

Crows cackaw and squirrels chortle,
Songbird twitterings greet the sight
Fire and ice collide at dawn
To bid adieu to black of night.

Dew drop diamond sparkles chatter
Earth is awash in morning song
Rousing all the sleepy dreamers
Fire and ice collide at dawn.

kat ~ 9 January 2016
(A Quatern)


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