Thursday, January 5, 2012

Red Sky in the Morning

When Toby and I headed out for our walk about 7:45 this morning, there was a lovely pink glow in the sky.

We rounded the corner of the house and saw this:

Well, of course, I had to dash back inside for the camera!  What a spectacular sunrise!!!

All too soon, though, the colors were fading.  By the time we had gone about 0.3 miles up the road, the brilliance was gone.

Soon the sky was all grey and cloudy, and I thought "by golly, that old phrase about sunsets and sunrises is true."  But here it is about 1:00 in the afternoon and the sky is mostly blue with the winter sun shining weakly through the trees.  Temps are soaring up towards 40 degrees - it has turned into a nice day.


  1. Almost too gorgeous to be believed! I'm glad you went and got your camera before it was too late.

  2. Wonderful photos! Orange has become my new favorite color. As you found out, you have to be quick with the camera to catch those brilliant colors AM and PM because they disappear so quickly. My husband has been trying to get a good shot of the full moon but we need clear weather to do that, obviously. Will try again in a few days.

  3. Beautiful! This time of year, any sign of the sun is good.

  4. I always say, in order to get a beautiful sunrise or sunset, you need a few clouds. Those photos are great!

  5. These are lovely sun sets. Maybe they are a late Birthday wish, just like this note (:-(. Hope all is well enough, Ellen. I enjoy your blog and your well crafted commentaries. Uncle Tollfree

  6. Very beautiful. I think sunrises are often more beautiful than sun sets. Thanks for sharing yours.