Thursday, November 27

The Day Begins...



Sunrise over the ocean always draws me out of bed long before I normally would rise. This is not the best series of photos, but I hope you will enjoy it. A deep cloud cover kept me from seeing the actual break of the sun disk on the horizon; a sight I always treasure. Maybe next time.


The tiny light in the lower right was on a buoy. The one at the top is the slightly more than crescent moon.


The lights in the bottom right were on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. It was 5:30 am, but people were walking there and on the beach.


I love how that fiery streak kept getting larger and longer.





Late November and December finds Christmas and Holiday lights galore on the beach and arching over the boardwalk. You pay $10 per car and drive the length of the boardwalk (about 30 blocks). We took a few photos of that, which I'll show you later.


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Christmas decorating for the Dogwood Tree Floral crew - including yours truly - begins in earnest on Friday the 28th and goes for 9 straight days. I will have something to post (probably), but visiting or commenting may be slim to none. Be good.

16 comments:

Kay Dennison said...

Beautiful!!! I love Virginia Beach!

Wordnerd said...

Absolutely breathtaking, Judy! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Ginnie said...

I felt like I was there with you watching the progression of the daylight. Thanks.

bobbie said...

Your beautiful, dark sunrise is wonderful. Wish I was there too.

JeanMac said...

Lovely set of pictures.Happy decorating.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

I am not a morning person, I'll admit, so I have to depend on people like you to experience the dawn--unless I HAVE to get up early. Hope you had a nice thanksgiving.

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

Wow, great photos! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mar said...

You captured that very beautifully!!
Happy Christmas decorating
:)

PI said...

That is a lovely series and much more subtle than the sun breaking through.
You know my geography is rubbish. Is this near you or were you on holiday? (Hang my head in shame.)

Granny Annie said...

There is nothing wrong with those phots. They tell a wonderful and beautiful story!

Grannymar said...

Great photos,

Enjoy the decorating but save some energy for yourself!

sage said...

I'm with you, I always have to go out on the beach for sunrise... Don't work too hard!

Tabor said...

I love both the beach sunsets, and if on the other side, the sunrises. You did a great job capturing the mood.

Bear Naked said...

Lovely just lovely.

Don't work TOO hard.

Bear((( )))

Maria said...

Your photos are breathtaking. I love waking up to the smell of coffee and the first light of morning.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I couldn't see anything in those first two or three pictures...! BUT, I could see the actuall light coming on at Sunrise in the later pictures. BEAUTIFUL, Judy...! Just Beautiful.

I have some "HAWK" pictures that are quite astounding, and some GOOD NEWS, too, on todays post...I know you are terribly busy, and I understand of you cannot get over to visit, my dear.