Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sky Watch Friday

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Each morning as I go up on the hill behind our cabin here in the mountains of western NC to greet the day I am reminded of an old Navajo Chant, and the photo's below are a prime example of that...the Quote follows...

"Beauty is before me and Beauty behind me.

Above me and below me hovers the beautiful.

I am surrounded by it, I am immersed in it.

In my youth I am aware of it, and, in old age, I shall walk quietly the beautiful trail.

In beauty, it is begun,In beauty, it is ended."

Sunrises begin and change very quickly as you can see below by the sequence of photo's...and beauty changes and increases as time passes..often times within a 20-30 minute time span...in all of the Four Directions.

Click on any image to enlarge for a better view.


First dawning of Sunrise East

Shortly after..about 20 min. East


East North East


North


South


More South


Sugar Loaf Mt. SW


Sugar Loaf Mt. SW


South West


West


West


Later in the SE

20 Min. later SE














24 comments:

Judith HeartSong said...

gorgeous sun rise!!!!

Judith HeartSong said...

gorgeous sun rise!!!!

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous way to begin the day! Such stunning and dramatic colors! Marvelous captures as always! Don't you love being surrounded by such beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

In such a short period amazing all round views of the sunrise.

Gramma Ann said...

They are all lovely, but that last picture just glows. Another week, another winner SkyWatch Friday.

Carver said...

Fantastic sunrise. It was as if the sky was building up to the finale. All beautiful shots but the last one was my favorite (caption 20 min later SE).

Tricia said...

These are absolutely GORGEOUS captures, really amazing

Happy SWF! Enjoy your weekend!

EG Wow said...

So much drama in such a short amount of time!

Owlfarmer said...

The sequence is wonderful, and the range of colors and vistas over a short time is enviable. Thanks for posting these and sharing them with us.

Photo Cache said...

thank you for a wonderful quote that says exactly what i feel and your images that delight the soul.

happy weekend.

vincibene said...

Gotgeous! I love it all!

vincibene said...

I mean gorgeous!

ρομπερτ said...

Time has rarely been measured that beautiful.

daily athens

Hildred and Charles said...

Such beauty is with us all our lives long, - we have only to open our eyes and be aware. Mindful quote, and marvelous photos.

Laura said...

my heart always feels more open AND more full when I view your gorgeous photos! Thank you.

Arija said...

Great skies, S, SE and the last one I particularly enjoyed.

ladyfi said...

Wow - you were surrounded by beauty. Just stunning!

clairz said...

Those are exactly the words I always think of when viewing your blog. Beauty, indeed!

Jenny the Pirate said...

It's almost more beauty than one can stand! Thanks for taking the time to capture it as it unfolded. God bless you. Happy Friday and happy skywatching!

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Luke Wiley said...

A major storm! But you found tons of beauty in it.

Al said...

You certainly have beautiful sunrises out there - great series of photos!

Dharma Shots said...

wow, very dramatic sky Eagles. they are so gorgeous.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

This atmophere is what we in Norwegisn call trollsk.
Have a nice week ;:OD)