Monday, May 07, 2007

Another sunrise stroll.....

On Saturday morning, we woke up before sunrise, and the view from the front door was wonderful and misty....


we realised the sun rising through the mist would probably look cool, so off we toddled to the beachfront, for a rather chilly stroll along the pier.....
Imagine our disbelief when, in a quest for a bit of natural beauty, we were confronted with a giant tv screen at the entrance to the pier!! What next, is there no escape from man-made canned entertainment!?
Mad dogs and englishmen go out in the midday sun, in this case mad dogs and south africans get up before dawn and freeze their buns off on the beach!
Note the sensible people wearing warm jackets.... and then if you take a close look you will see two INSANE people who had just emerged from a swim.... Each to his own I guess!
The boating guys were also there, getting ready to launch, and as the sun rose they took off across the water.
Actually I adore the cool weather, and later in the day it got to 31 degrees C, (Sheesh, talk about global warming, this is supposed to be the beginning of winter!!) so it was bracing and lovely on the pier, waiting for the sun, and it was really worth the wait...


After catching the sunrise it was time to play....
black and white mode....
And water droplets on the railing...

Then yesterday it was clear, and the sunrise was altogether warmer, in colour and temperature!If you can bear to see more sunrise pix, and are not bored to death by now, here they are.

(I have to confess, I took off in my dressing gown again, because I saw this big ship coming in and didn't want to miss it, and before I knew it was down the road and across the park, oh well the neighbours must be used to it by now!)
I might be scarce again for a few days.... my solo art exhibition is coming up on 29th May and I have to paint like MAD to get enough done in time.

4 comments:

RUTH said...

Sunrises and sunsets...stunning. I love the way you've captured the mist too. I'm one of those crazy people who would have been swimming. When the children were young and we lived near the sea we would go swimming in Winter. I much prefer the sea to a swimming pool. Hope the painting goes well...can't wait to hear how the exhibition goes. OK that's enough reading for you...get back to that easel....LOL

Libbys Blog said...

Good luck with the painting! So sorry to hear of your puss cat! It alwyas brings tears to my eyes when I haer of stories like this! They certainly know how to get under your skin!!

Sheila said...

Your sunrise photos are stunning.
The hubub is scary, I've never seen the like before, or even heard of it. Coming here is so often educational...!
Best wishes for a successful exhibition..!
Hugs
xx

Ash said...

Your pics are wonderful but can we see more of your art too? Lots of good wishes for the exhibition - please post some images. So sorry to read of Joshua but what a wonderful few years he had with you all.