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Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Lengthening Days: Sunrises of Winter

While there is undoubtedly still some more winter weather between us and the true arrival of spring, it's impossible not to notice the changes that are leading us towards longer days and warmer weather. Last Tuesday afternoon I went for a walk on the docks of Friday Harbor and it was beautiful out - sunny and mild:


We "spring ahead" with daylight savings time in about a month, and already it's not fully dark until after 5:30. Similarly, I notice the changes in the mornings, as it's lighter and lighter when I get up each day. One thing that helped get me through the dark winter mornings over the last few months, however, was being able to witness some pretty stunning sunrises right off our front porch. It was amazing how often the day would dawn in a splash of color, only to turn gray and dismal ten minutes later and remain that way until dusk. I've wanted to post a series of sunrise photos for some time, and now that I'll be seeing fewer of them it seemed like an appropriate time to share some sunrise highlights from November-January.








The best sunrise of the winter, in my humble opinion, was January 11th. I may have posted this photo once before, but it's worth sharing again:


Happy "quickening", everyone!

5 comments:

Lancashire and Lakeland Outback Adventure Wildlife Safaris said...

Nice sequence of sunrises there Monika - particularly like the last one. I know someone else who has been taking 'fixed point' photos and her boats don't seem to move much either!

Looking forward to hearing more from your little vacation

Cheers

Davo

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely, lovely images. So very nice. It does look cold and very much like Norway.

Surprisingly, it was very cold here in Port Canaveral this morning when we came in, too: 34 F. We are sailing out now and the temp is only 49 F. That may sound warm to you there, but the people here were wearing t shirts, shorts, and flip flops expecting much warmer weather.

Phil said...

Of course Jan 11 was the best; that was my birthday. I wasn't here to see that sunrise so thanks for sharing what I missed.

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