Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Sunrise, sunset

Happy new year and all the best for 2009!

I took these photos yesterday morning when I saw the spectacular sunrise and I'm afraid it started a number of show tunes and cheesy songs playing in my head - starting with "Oh what a beautiful morning" from Oklahoma and Rolf Harris' song 'Sun Arise.'

We live on the 4/5th floor of an old apartment block so we are 'high above the chimney tops' so we get a lot of light and a view of the most amazing jumble of tv aerials .
When we first looked at the apartment it reminded me of the singing chimney sweeps from Mary Poppins because of the views over the roofs.
I particularly like this aerial against the intense orangey sky.

At the other side of the house , the sky was mottled blue and pink with candy floss clouds.
This is one of our neighbours , a yellow legged gull , calling out at passing birds. I'm not sure whether it was a cheery good morning or more of a grumpy call. I liked how he looked ,almost silhouetted against the dawn clouds.

I managed to capture the last of the sunset yesterday -it was much more subdued in colour than yesterday's sunrise by the time I managed to get home to take the photo.

Of course , this reminded me of Fiddler on the Roof and the song Sunrise, Sunset.


Magpie Magic said...

Beautiful pictures as always. My favourite one is the one with the seagull.

natural attrill said...

What beautiful skies!
Happy New Year to you and yours.

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Alison Ashwell said...

Thanks Penny = the skies are often amazing in winter here