February 05, 2011

Fiery February Dawn.

As the sun slowly moves ever so higher up in the sky, it yet again creates not just stunning sunsets, but equally breath-taking sunrises.

Dawn is by far my favorite part of the day. It holds a certain appeal of the gentle beauty in a newborn morning. A clean slate, fueling the idea that anything magical has the potential to yet happen.

February dawns are the most beautiful ones to be witnessed from my windows - they are not just stunning, but they are also rare. The sun is now rising in close proximity to the cardinal east and an early riser is rewarded by views that have no equal. The young sun sets the velvet violet-blue heavens on fire and creates a few minutes of absolute enchantment, as the stillness of a late night becomes a fiery winter dawn...

(Below a few images taken of a magnificent sunrise as it unraveled in my views one morning this past week.)





33 comments :

Roger Gauthier said...

Un-oh... Are you sure that this is February, Zuzana? Are you? Beautiful photography, beautiful colours I must admit!

Here, all colours are so subdued, even during the evening. But don't fret, we're gonna have a summer. Eventually.

Roger

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous. These skies, when available, I seen when I walk home after getting the kids to school.

I still have a big grin on my face and some Etta playing in my ear.

Brian Miller said...

those are beautiful...some amazing colors...i agree those moments seem so full of magic and potential...

Colleen said...

Breathtaking.

This reminds me of growing up on the prairies at home...the colors in the sky where just magnificent and because the land was so flat, they stretched on forever it seemed.

Thank you so much for sharing this exquisite beauty!

Have a lovely weekend Zuzana.

Doreen said...

sure is a great view to have each morning. sunsets and sunrises are amazing!

Gal Friday said...

In some of the shots, it appears there is molten lava in the sky! Stunning images--thank you so much for capturing these views and sharing here.

steviewren said...

As I left my daughter's home one evening recently, I saw a beautiful flame red sunset. I don't recall ever seeing that intensity of lighting in the sky before. Of course, I began fumbling with my purse immediately trying to locate my camera. By the time I grabbed it, that perfect coloring had faded to pink. Your sunrise reminds me of my evening sky.

Perfectly sublime!

SY said...

Tomorrow I will make a point to see the sunrise.. It looks absolutely beautiful..

You really do make me reflect Zuzana

Snappy Di said...

Your sky is just heavenly and such vivid morning colors. I'd wake up VERY early to be able to enjoy that sight.

Di

adrielleroyale said...

Fan - tas - tic photos!! wow :)

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Myrna R. said...

Does the word "beauty" ever get redundant? I can think of no other to express what I see in your photos. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

sprinkles said...

You always have the most magnificent sunsets! If I lived there, I might be more willing to get up at the crack of dawn to view them.

Deborah Jean said...

What a fantastic February morning!
Loved it!
Deb

Angela Bell said...

Wonderful Sky photos Zuzana. The best part of each day is the morning with all its promise. Just before sunrise is amazing then the sun returns. The birdsong that sweeps around the globe,it amazing.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Fantastic!

Amazing photos.

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Betsy said...

My sunsets look like that! Breath-taking is the perfect way to describe those colors.

tony said...

New Born Beauty.Wonderful Photos Zuzana.Have A Great Sunday My Friend.

SandyCarlson said...

Your sunrises are gorgeous, to be sure. Through your eyes and with your words--just stunning!

Velvet Over Steel said...

Gorgeous pictures, Zuzana! :-)

Hilary said...

They are indeed beautiful and I'm glad to see that you still have a number of lovely trees gracing your landscape.

ladyfi said...

How stunning these photos are! As you say, February sunrises are rare - but so worth the wait!

LauraX said...

truly magical Zuzana! What a gift to wake up to such a sky and to recognize the potential each day holds for wonderful experiences to unfold.

Rajesh said...

Breathtaking shots. We rarely see them here.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Dear Zuzana, Re: how you see the new Font on my blog... You said you don't see much difference. But you should.

The new Font I have set on my blog, is truly Cursive. It's a style of typeface, which simulates handwriting, and my blog looks very different.

If you aren't receiving that, maybe you'll want to ask Blogger WHY? 'Cause you should. Other bloggers are.

Or have you put some setting on your own computer, which converts all Fonts which come in, to the plain Font, you choose? Some people prefer to do this, and that's fine.

Hugs and ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

Susan Deborah said...

The pink hue is so soothing that one can almost be lost looking at that. I love the picture with the house and the pink backdrop. Looks heavenly.

Joy always,
Susan

artswebshow.com said...

I'm rarely up to see a sunrise especially one as beautiful as this.
Nicely captured Zuzana

Just_because_today said...

those mornings when everything is right- right sunlight, colors in the sky, and most importantly, my head and my heart in the right place, are magnificent.

They are magical

Jill said...

Gorgeous colors in that sunset!
I love the color behind the trees.
AND, I am so thankful for LONGER days...with MORE sunlight.
XOXO
Jill

Mimi said...

I can't believe how strong these colours are, more like sunset than dawn.
But I don't see many dawns, have only ever seen them when I hadn't yet got to bed, I'm useless to get up early mornings.
SO, I appreciate you sharing these beautiful pictures, Zuzana.

p.s. thanks for your comments re Meet Me on Monday - I don't make the hair colour myself, just brush it on myself!

Ann Nichols said...

Lovely images! I feel as if I am missing something when I don't see the sunrise (which I miss far too often lately!)...it's such a spectacular show and ours for the taking each day!
Thanks for your lovely comments - and especially about my boy, Harry. He was quite a special dog (Use to see sunrises with him every morning...)!
Blessings!
Ann

Claus said...

Look at those colors!! always impressive pictures, Zuzana! That color orange gives you a feel of just how intense the sun is, doesn't it? Soon will come the afternoons in Guatemala City when the sun appears to be a ball of fire when setting in the afternoon. Hopefully I will catch a good picture! :o)
have a great day!!

Zuzana said...

Roger, Elizabeth, Brian, Colleen, Doreen, Tina, Stevie, SY, Di, adrielle, Scribe, Myrna, sprinkles, Deborah, Angela, Amelia, Betsy, tony, Sandy, Coreen, Hilary, ladyfi, Laura, Rajesh, Susan, Richard, Myriam, Jill, Mimi, Ann and Claudia – thank you so much for your very kind words on my photography and the beauty of a newborn day.

Sunrises are together with sunset and the moon my favourite celestial events – they instigate a sense of absolute enchantment and natural beauty that I lack words to adequately describe.
To witness these will always be a novel and magical experience for me, no mater how many times I get the privilege to do so. And I am delighted to learn that you have not yet grown tired of my need to share the images I manage to capture, with all of you.

Thank you so much for your kind comments and endless visits.

Xoxo
Zuzana