Tuesday, February 15, 2011

SUNRISE

    Maine is the first place in the United States to see the morning sun. In the winter here in the "far east," the sunrise can be especially intense. Sometimes, as in this photo, the sun shines straight upward through the clouds making a tube. It looks like a pathway to another planet or a conduit to a spaceship. I'm not much of an early morning person, but birds and sunrises can get me out of bed. I took this photograph from my deck having leaped naked from bed; it was 2 degrees farhenheit. "Beam me up, Scotty! There's no intelligent life down here."

9 comments:

  1. A truly stunning picture well done, well worth getting up early for a sight like that.

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  2. Thank you, Topshot and Fleetwood. I'd get up every day for that. Well, wait.......I shouldn't get too carried away here!

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  3. Amazing shot, Robin, especially considering that you were stark naked in the cold. That's real passion! Anyway I love the contrast between the delicate tree fringe and the might glowing sky and clouds overhead.

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  4. Stunning sky. I trust the fire in the sky warmed your nakedness!

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  5. Hilke and Frank, thanks! It was a fiery, warm sky, BUTT I can asure you, not warm enough!

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  6. It was very colorful again this AM I do love the colors in winter they are just awesome. Gotta grab your robe Robin as you JUMP outta bed!

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  7. This is called a sun pillar and Google describes them. fascinating sight at sunrise or sunset. Charlie

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  8. Thanks, Charlie. I'll look that up. I think I had come across that piece of info on my last quest for info on celestial phenomena.
    And, robe? The tattered one that's coming apart at the seams, literally, would not hold up to that kind of rough treatment.

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