….a spectacular sunrise and sunset this week
….thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting the Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/11/05/weekly-prompts-colour-challenge-citrus-sinensis/
According to Wikipedia Citrus Sinensis is as follows: Citrus × sinensis (sometimes written Citrus sinensis), also known as the sweet oranges, is a commonly cultivated family of oranges that includes blood oranges and navel oranges.
I was sure I was looking for a lemony yellow colour but it turns out it’s more orange and can include blood orange.
….today’s daily prompt is Starburst https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/10/14/rdp-friday-starburst/
I’ve found starbursts in three different forms. I came across some doodle art I had done earlier this year that reminds me of starbursts. The sun of course is the ultimate star and in the photo below it is bursting through the clouds as it rises above the horizon. Many flowers remind me of starbursts as well.
…it’s not often that I get to see this
It happens every day but I’m usually still in bed. Yesterday I had to get up early to drive my daughter and her family to the airport. It was still partially dark when we left but on my drive back home the glare from the rising sun was almost blinding. I stopped at the bottom of our street to get this shot.
….thanks to Becky B for hosting Tree Square in July https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/07/21/tree-square-21/
The last few days in Toronto we’ve been adversely affected by the forest fires in north western Ontario. Hard to imagine that a forest fire thousands of kilometres from us could affect our air quality but it has. There was a haze that hung over the city and many people claimed they could smell the smoke. In the mornings the sun had an orange tinge to it and at night the moon glowed like a pumpkin. This is what the sun looked like as it came up through the trees in our backyard.
…thanks to Becky B for hosting SquareUp https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/27/square-up-27/
Beautiful sunrise after a full day of snow yesterday.
…thanks to Miriam for guest hosting the Lens Artists Photo Challenge this week
….thanks to Travels and Trifles for this week’s theme
This week’s theme is very long and detailed so I’m cutting and pasting the instructions here:
This week we’re going on a Treasure Hunt! The challenge is to search for specific items – either from your archives or newly captured – from the list below. Extra credit items are a bit more challenging. Focus on quality over quantity and hit us with your best shot(s)!
- Challenge Items: Sunrise and/or sunset, Something cold and/or hot, a bird, a dog, a funny sign, a bicycle, a seascape and/or mountain landscape, a rainbow, a church, a musical instrument, a boat, a plane, a waterfall
- Extra Credit Items: An expressive portrait of one or more people, a very unusual place, knitting or sewing, a fish, an animal you don’t normally see, a bucket, a hammer, a street performer, a double rainbow, multiple challenge items in a single image. My opening image, for example, includes a sunrise, a seascape and birds in a single shot. See how easy it is?! 😀
My favourite portrait of my granddaughter.
….quiet and the sunrise
I’m normally a night owl and don’t tend to wake before 8:00 in the morning. Today, however, I had to drive my daughter to the airport so I was up at 6:00. It was still dark when we left the house shortly after 6:30 but on my return I could see an orange line along the horizon. It was bitter cold but I decided to venture out of the car when I reached the park at the end of our street and I started to take a few shots of the sky over the lake. In the first shot you can still see the moon in the sky.
The waves and the freezing temperatures created some beautiful natural ice sculptures along the shoreline.
Just when I thought it couldn’t get better the sun actually came up over the horizon line. It was spectacular.