April 08, 2010

Violet Dawn.

Finding myself - yet again- widely awake yesterday at the crack of dawn, as the birds welcomed the daylight, I decided not to go back to sleep. Instead I left the comforts of my warm bed in order to enjoy an extended, laid back morning, turning my dismay into a lovely, simple pleasure.
As I opened my bedroom window, these images of an extraordinary reward met my gaze.

The sky was painted in every shade of violet and purple, fading into cranberry red just above the horizon, where a round, fiery sun was rising. A rare sight indeed.

Sunset views are common at this time of the year, even though they never seize to amaze me. Every time I see one, I stand in awe. Getting a glimpse of a sunrise is though extraordinary.
Why? In winter and late autumn sun lies ever so low over the horizon, barely visible. In spring and summer, it rises early in the morning, while I am sound asleep.

Thus my recent insomnia was a blessing in disguise. I was gifted with a view of a violet dawn.

34 comments :

Elizabeth said...

What a beautiful pictures, a gorgeous morning has started.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Yes, a beautiful morning. I sometimes woudl rather get up and enjoy the quiet time here at home before the bustle of work. Like this morning! C

Kat_RN said...

Wow! We get some pretty sunrises here too, but yours is beautiful. I am off to work now, thanks to you, with lovely thoughts in my head.
Kat

Brian Miller said...

oh wow...so beautiful. vivid colors. hope you have another colorful day today!

Margie said...

That incredible view of the sky was not to be missed!
Simply breathtaking!
Thank you Zuzana for sharing those lovely pictures!

It's still dark here as I sit and write.
I got up early as I have many things to do.
Dear Zuzana, I will be taking a little break from blogging as I will be traveling to visit a family member that is not doing well.
I will be leaving in a few days.
I shall miss coming here to visit you while I'm away.
Your posts always add joy to my days.
You add joy to my days!
Till I return take good care and be happy, my friend.
Your kind words on my posts have always made me smile so I shall leave you with a SMILE :)

Bye for now ...

Love
Margie :)
xo

Margie said...

Oh, have a most wonderful day!
A truly wonderful one!

Margie :)
xo

Denise said...

lately the sunset here looks like that too. great photos. And am so glad am back to visiting my blog friends again.

oh and i love your coffee maker, so chic!


I am Denise Katipunera

Blog Princess G said...

What a heavenly sight! I'm so happy you captured it for us...

Lulda Casadaga said...

Isn't it grand to bask in these special moments. Isn't Spring just wonderful! I love hearing the birdies in the am and happy to receive their wake up call instead of my alarm clock. :D

As with the Yin and Yang of life the only negative side of Spring is the heavy dust pollen on my car and the allergies that come with them!! :(

I may have to forefit a morning sleep in and capture a sunrise
of my own. Have a great weekend!

Sukanya said...

wow... Thoroughly mesmerizing Zuzana!!!

Hilary said...

Attagirl! I've learned that there's usually a good reason for these odd awakenings.. unless it's just become habit. An usually bird to see.. a mysterious fog to enjoy. You found your beautiful reason when you drew back the curtains. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous gifted morning.

Eve said...

Wow Zuzana it's truly amazing! Such gorgeous colors! I must get up early from now... :-)

Much love: Evi

Claus said...

Beautiful, and very fierce at the same time. Interesting how yours are purple...ours are orange! :-o
Have a lovely, hopefully warm day (from the sun pictures, I'm guessing is getting warmer?).
*hugs*

tony said...

Zuzana.You Are Blessed To See Such Beauty ! Have A Fine Weekend My Friend (I,m off to the English North West Coast for the weekend).

Kath said...

Gorgeous! worth getting out of bed for!

steviewren said...

I think you must have one of the most beautiful views of the sky right there in your part of the world. Someone needs to write a book on the topic. It should be filled with photographs and explanations to describe each part of the global sky.

Keera Ann Fox said...

I'm so glad you decided to get out of bed and look out your window! Those photos are absolutely stunning!

Rajesh said...

Incredible sunrise shots. Ruby red sky is beautiful.

Loli Martinez said...

Magic filled with color.Fantasticas photographs.
Happy awakening.
A kiss.

sprinkles said...

These pictures are stunning!

I'm sorry you couldn't get back to sleep but I'm glad you were rewarded with a beautiful sunrise! I'm not usually up early enough to catch the sunrise but on the few occasions when I've been lucky enough to catch it, it's never been as beautiful as this.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I'm sorry, my dawn does not crack. My dawns are limp, flacid affairs that just slowly evolve until finally bursting forth as a really nice evening.

Call me "MOOD", Mahmud. said...

What a majestic sight.Over here when the sky rises it's always been against the blue sky, sometimes cloudy but never like those beautiful purple colours. Thanks for droppin by lately. Have a great weekend.

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I don't think I've ever seen anything so lovely! Thanks for sharing! Maybe the coffee is causing you to awaken, but look what you could have missed! V.

CherylK said...

Stunning photographs, Zuzana! I can't think of anything prettier than a sunset or sunrise. The sky never fails to fascinate me.

LadyCat said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a great vision to start your day.

Susan Deborah said...

Zuzana:

Th colour of the picture collage is so warm and serene. I wonder what thoughts were going on in your mind while you you were looking at that violet dawn.

As I always remark, landscape is part of you dear Zuzana. I wonder if all your 'place' posts were compiled, it would be a lovely picture book of your region. Why don't you do that sometime.

Joy always,
Susan

Gal Friday said...

I always love it when you decide to share your sky photos--these are spectacular. And, do I see the beginnings of leaves in silhouette on that willow tree?
This morning, I , too, woke early, just before the first bird sang and got out of bed and was making coffee to the sounds of the dawn chorus outside my window. No colorful sky this morning here, tho--it's very foggy.

Nessa said...

A beautiful painted sky. Watching a sunrise makes me feel hopeful.

Protege said...

Elizabeth, C, Kat, Brian, Margie, Denise, BPG, Lulda, Sukanya, Hilary, Evi, Claudia, tony, Kath, Stevie, Keera, Rajesh, Loli, sprinkles, Cosmo, Mahmud, V, Cheryl, LadyCat, Susan, Tina and Nessa – you are always so generous when you compliment my photography. I only have a simple camera, (point and shoot) and thus it is nature itself that is the true artist behind every piece I post.

Thank you so much everyone for taking the time to stop by, your kind words are always very appreciated.

Xoxo,
Zuzana

ladyfi said...

I love it when a bad thing turns to gold.. or in this case - to amazingly beautiful colours!

slommler said...

So beautiful! I love the early mornings...so magical! And you have definitely captured one of them.
Congrats on your POTW!
Hugs
SueAnn

Daryl said...

Congrats on the POTW mention from Hilary

Suldog said...

It's amazing the things we can see when we decide to roll out of bed and open our eyes. Beautiful.

Zuzana said...

ladifi, slommler, Daryl and Suldog; thank you so much everyone for taking the time to stop by through Hilary's POTW, I appreciate your visits.;)