Early to bed, early to rise…..

Early to bed, early to rise ……..makes sure that a girl sees a wonderful sunrise! In the summer, the sun was waking me at 5am, but now I wake at about 6 am, this morning it was 6 15am and this is what I saw.





The last photo is just as colourful as any sunset. Five minutes later, it had all gone and we had a pale grey sky everywhere! At least I was able to show the undergardener what he had missed when he came down for breakfast.

It was well worth getting up early this morning, 5 minutes of pure magic!

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26 Responses to Early to bed, early to rise…..

  1. Kate Patel says:

    What a fabulous sunrise, looks like a fiery cauldron.

  2. Alison says:

    That was a nice treat for you and for us, thanks for sharing your photos. Soon I’ll be seeing the sunrise every day when I drive my husband to the train station in the morning. The fabulous colors are so fleeting, I sometimes think I’d like to try to capture it, but I know by the time I get my camera out, it will be all over.

    • Pauline says:

      It’s a pleasure Alison. There was a pink glow when I passed the landing window, so I hoped there would be something interesting by the time I got downstairs. Fortunately the camera was by the back door, so it was all ready for me once the door was open. I was amazed at the colours, so I hope you see the same when you drive your husband to the train.

  3. Jason says:

    Gorgeous, a silent but eloquent argument for early rising!

  4. rusty duck says:

    Crikey. When I first looked at your post I thought you were photographing a fire. Amazing sky.

  5. snowbird says:

    Gosh….breathtaking for sure! You have me wanting to rise that early!xxx

  6. debsgarden says:

    That is worth getting up early for! Your photos are gorgeous. I confess I am not an early riser, and for a gardener in the Deep South, that is close to being a sin!

    • Pauline says:

      I suppose early morning must be your coolest part of the day where you are Deb and the best time to do any physical work, I think I would be gardening then!

  7. Denise says:

    What a wonderful sight to greet you in the early morning Pauline. I do love the early morning sights and smells. And then there’s the advantage of a whole day ahead…. preferably in the garden!

  8. Cathy says:

    Absolutely wonderful, Pauline, both to see and to have captured on your camera so we can belatedly share it with you. It always takes me by surprise how quickly both sunrises and sunsets can vanish

    • Pauline says:

      I think nature is absolutely amazing Cathy, when you think you have seen it all, she comes up with something like this! It pays to have the camera at the ready by the back door!

  9. Wendy says:

    Lovely photos of a stunning sunrise. It is so important to take the time to appreciate these moments – the natural world never ceases to delight.

    • Pauline says:

      It was an angry sunrise which followed a dreadful day previously of gales and torrential rain Wendy, but everything calmed down to a quiet day of grey clouds and light rain. I was so lucky to have seen it, just think, 5 more minutes in bed and it would all have been over!

  10. Susie says:

    Glad you were able to be part of this spectacular morning scene.

  11. annie_h says:

    Lovely Pauline, with the clouds in the sky as well it looks extra special. I was up early this morning and saw some lovely colours, but like you say only lasted a very short time.

    • Pauline says:

      It certainly was special Annie, I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first saw it all. I’m glad I’m not the only early bird, it’s a magical time of day.

  12. Christina says:

    Beautiful Pauline, you’re right that sunrise colours pass so quickly in comparison to sunsets but definitely worth getting up for.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Pure magic indeed! Sometimes coyotes awake me in the wee hours of the morning. Their excited hunting communications are always a little frightening. I am glad that the dogs are safe at the foot of our bed.
    Bird song often wakes me at dawn. They get singing early when it is spring- sometimes even before dawn. It is quieter these days and that is one thing I miss about fall and winter.

    • Pauline says:

      I agree Jennifer, it was wonderful! In the summer it’s the dawn chorus that wakes me, but it is a lot quieter now and is just the light coming round the curtains that wakes me.
      It sounds as though your dogs are in the best place at night time!

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