Sunrise: Two Views

Sunrise: Two Views

Sunrise, with two views – one from my back yard, one from my front yard. These are separated by a few steps and two minutes. Note the change in colors during that short period and short walk.

Sunrise from My Back Yard, 6:20:15
Sunrise from My Front Yard, 6:22:32

Many of you are regular readers here and at Tim Price’s blog, Off Center and Not Even. Tim and Laurie live around 10 miles northwest of where I live, and we frequently comment on how very different the views are of the sky and its various phenomena. Today, I thought I would show what a difference a few steps and two minutes can make.

Some Sunrise Quotes

A sunrise or sunset can be ablaze with brilliance and arouse all the passion, all the yearning, in the soul of the beholder.”
~ Mary Balogh, A Summer to Remember


Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
But yours,
is your ultimate
~ Suzy Kassem

There is, I have heard, a little thing called sunrise, in which the sun reverses the process we all viewed the night before. You might assume such a thing as mythical as those beasts that guard the corners of the earth, but I have it on the finest authority, and have, indeed, from time to time, regarded it with my own eyes.”
~ Lauren Willig, The Garden Intrigue

Sunrise looks spectacular in the nature; sunrise looks spectacular in the photos; sunrise looks spectacular in our dreams; sunrise looks spectacular in the paintings, because it really is spectacular!”
~ Mehmet Murat ildan

8 Replies to “Sunrise: Two Views”

  1. We had a thin bands of colored clouds. I had too many cat’s on me to get up and photograph it.

    1. Hi, Tim. This one was pretty much pure luck for me. I hadn’t realized how much earlier sunrises were occurring in the space of just a week. I was up making coffee, and happened to catch it.
      Next week we return to DST! One of my favorite days of the year!!!

  2. Love the sunrise photos today, Susan. The light and colors change so fast. The thoughts on sunrise and sunsets are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    1. Hi, Juanita! Thank you for coming by this morning and leaving a comment. A wonderful Sunday to you and Jack…

    1. Hi, Barbara. Thanks for coming by. I like that poem also, and I’m very glad it struck a chord with you!

  3. Beautiful photos, Susan! The colors do change so quickly at the changing of the guard. I have often run for a camera to find it has all gone or not the same by my return.

    1. Thanks, Lavinia. The rapidity of the color change is so true. When I get up in the morning, I look out to see if there are *any* clouds. If so, I put my camera at the door, so that at the first sign of red (or pink or orange) I can run out and try to catch it before it is all gone. Often it is barely two minutes from the glimpse of color to the end of the spectacular part of sunrise. Thanks for dropping by!

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