Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Sunrise


This was the lovely sight when I opened the bedroom curtains yesterday morning (at just after 6.30 am - yawn!)  I'm fortunate that my house overlooks a school playground rather than other houses.  There is a veritable tangle of tree branches and a distant view of Shipley, looking almost due east.  The sunrise was quite fiery for a few moments.  That's not usually a good sign ('red sky in the morning' and all that...) but in fact the day turned out to be most pleasant: warm, bright and springlike.  (Pity I was in the office for most of it.)

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I was prompted to post this picture as a link to another of my favourite blogs: Vicki Lane Mysteries.  Vicki hails from the Appalachian mountains in western North Carolina in the States.  Her writing (as befits a novelist) is wonderful: thought-provoking, beautifully descriptive, funny, interesting and educational.  She writes about the countryside around her and the farm on which she lives, as well as astute observations on the business of writing itself.  Her photos are lovely and she regularly features the view from her home looking east.  It's a rather more open aspect than mine and she catches some amazing skies - click the label 'Sunrise' and marvel.

I've recently got hold of one of Vicki's novels - 'The Day of Small Things' - and thoroughly enjoyed that too - 'a lyrical, evocative and haunting portrait of life in the Appalachians' as the book jacket puts it.  It was a good mystery, full of suspense and masterful characterisation - one of those books I was reluctant to put down.  In fact I found myself thinking about its characters long after I'd finished the book - always a good sign!

13 comments:

  1. Vicki welcomes the visitor with a sunset too! and what a surprise to discover her poem in french!
    You're lucky to have such a beautyful view in front of your window, it must make you begin every day in a good mood!:o)

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  2. What a wonderful sight with which to be greeted at day break! Hope you had time to enjoy a cup of tea/coffee seated in front of the window before rushing to get ready for work :)

    Thanks for the link to Vicki - I'll pop along to her blog now.

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  3. It really was a beautiful day yesterday wasn't it? I even found beauty in Wyke and that is saying something. Agree with all you say about Vicki - one of the pleasures of blogging.

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  4. A really beautiful sight from your window Jenny.
    Have a great day.
    Costas

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  5. It almost looks like the trees are on fire. A super view to wake up to. Vicki's poem and shots are so good.

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  6. Oh that view would certainly lift the soul :) take care, Judyx

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  7. Why, thank you for the kind words, jennyfreckles! I see you too have beautiful sunrises!

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  8. Beautiful sunrise! There's something about the sunrise that reminds me of the Scripture, 'This is the day which the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.' A fresh day. God's mercies are new every morning!

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  9. What a peaceful scene to be greeted by in the morning! The colors are so soft and restful, yet there is excitement in that brilliant array of color above the horizon for the start of a fresh new day. ~Lili

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  10. We are lucky too, overlooking a playground and wooded creek. But we look West, and see the sunsets.

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  11. How lovely to wake up to that beautiful scene!

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  12. You do have a lovely tableau to see when you open your eyes. I clicked on the Vicki Lane Mysteries link and can see why her blog appeals to you.

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  13. I loved the pink sunrise yesterday too and took a photo although it was through the open window and in my pj's! I used to live in a house backing onto a school-playground years ago. It was lovely to hear the children playing outside at break-time.

    Hope you have a pleasant day.

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