Thursday, September 30, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Indian Summer and Drive-By's

Despite the sheer loveliness of my warm, soft bed and my groaning, stiff joints as I stagger off to the shower, there are some benefits to getting up to a cold, dark house at Silly O'Clock in the morning.
The upside to early morning commuting is the chance to witness the sun rise each morning.
Another day sneaks a peak over the horizon.

Drive-By Shootings ...
I drive southwards to my destination, and the sun is rising to my left and is almost blinding as it announces a new day...

...and on my right, the mountains are to my west - and the new sunlight wakes them up with pink spotlights.

A stunning warm week in Calgary leading to some truly 
Take-A-Deep-Breath-and-Sigh bliss!

Have a great week, and to see more SkyWatch Friday pictures 
from around the world, click here.

25 comments:

  1. Those drive-by shootings are breathtaking, very beautiful.

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  2. great photos, don't you just love it when nature puts on these beautiful shows for us

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  3. Wonderful photos and great colours!Have a nice weekend!

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  4. Glorious skies and what a fantastic way to start the day!! I love it! Hope you have a great weekend with lots more beautiful skies!

    Sylvia

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  5. Well, I hate to say it but...it really is worth it to get up early. :) Neat photos!

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  6. Gorgeous skies! Fantastic colours!

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  7. Oooh, drive by pics - my favourite.
    Great shots and worth the early morning.

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  8. You captured it all. And with delightfully witty comment. 'Drive by shooting' indeed!

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  9. I sometimes have to get up early with the dog, but I never think to have a camera in my hand. Aren't you smart? And isn't Alberta putting its best foot forward for you, too?
    Lovely. I miss the mountains.

    Kay, near Medicine Hat

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  10. Beautiful sunrise pictures. Always brightens my day when I see them. Usually means a wild day ahead.

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  11. Gorgeous drive-bys!

    And thanks for the Billy Balls!

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  12. I would give my right arm to be at the right place at the right time WITH MY CAMERA to capture skies like these. They are out of this world. Most impressive.

    Genie

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  13. love the different moods you have shared with us today. the pastel skies are beautiful!

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  14. Wow - the colour range of the sky is marvellous!

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  15. Now this is my kind of drive by shootings. Too bad these don't make the news. Well done.

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  16. Thank you so much to all my visitors for your comments - most kind of you to take the time, I do appreciate it.

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  17. That is a lovely sunrise, especially where the clouds are illuminated from below. In the winter I often see the sunrise as well. Where I live the mountains are to the west also, and they can also turn pink when the sun hits them early in the morning.

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  18. Beautiful series of sky photos. Great captures.

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  19. I often say that I don't miss the early morning commute in Alberta, but these photos remind me what a nice way it is to gear up in the morning! Beautiful!

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  20. Such a fantastic sky watch you must have had on your morning ride! And thanks for sharing! :)

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  21. Silly'O'Clock? Now that's a NICE name for it... Well worth it judging from your great sunrise pics.

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  22. Glad you have some compensation for the early morning. How wonderful to see those mountains on the horizon.

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