Friday, June 01, 2007

It's the time of the season

Today is officially the first day of winter here, if you're not a stickler for equinoxes which most kiwis aren't.

You knew it was time for another sunrise post, didn't you? The South Island has wonderful sunrises, and these were a surprise to me as I grew up with the "Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" saying. It doesn't seem to apply here.
The 2 shots taken from inside my living room and featuring the Cabbage Tree (Cordyline Australis) show the progression of the colour yesterday. In contrast, today is cloudy, and the sunrise was a bright strip on the horizon.

These photos are not touched up in any way - the colours are really amazing.

The sun is not actually getting rising until 8am these days, so I'm finding myself walking to work some days when the street lights are still on. At least it hasn't been very cold yet - we've had the warmest May since 1880-something.


candyschultz said...

I think so far, world wide, this is the warmest year on record. Over here, of course, we don't believe in global warming. Or evolution for that matter. Your photos are gorgeous. You know, our saying is "Red sky at night - sailor's delight. Red sky at morning - sailor's take warning." That is interesting.

Donald said...

Great photos Shirley. I grew up in your town, and I don't recall the sunrises as it's been so long ago. I used to live up on a hill there as well.

Thanks for sharing them!

Sapphire Dakini said...

You have the most amazing sunrises! They remind me a bit of some of the sunsets when I lived in Arizona.

Karoda said...

Those sunrises are absolutely...I just can't find the proper word to describe how awesome they are!