Tuesday, December 01, 2009

My World Tuesday ~ Looking Away

It's below zero this morning and the roads are black ice so I'm grounded. I am housesitting in Tlell, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, located on the east coast of Graham Island which is the largest of the more than 150 islands and islets which make up this archipelago. All that to say there are beautiful sunrises on this side of the island! Too often the rush in the morning is to get out and capture the sunrise which is great but not often enough do I look around me to see the beauty the rising sun bestows on the rest of the earth. So this morning when I walked the beach I walked away from the sunrise. Ahead of me to the north the morning sun emblazens the the dune cliffs at the mouth of Tlell River. To the east the cold temperature and clear skies has created a temperature inversion and something known as Fata Morgana which allows you to see the mountains of mainland British Columbia some 90 km away which because of the curve of the earth you can not usually see. I don't understand it entirely but I know that it usuaully only happens on cold clear winter days.(Click on the photo to see the mainland mountains.)
When I look back the soft colours of the November dawn highlight the beauty of the beach
and the dune grasses to the west.
Looking for Marley, I find him waiting on a piece of beach sculpture, blending in.Walking back along the edge of the tideline. These are moments I will remember.

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10 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Those are really gorgeous. I love the light this time of year. So warm, so close, yet not.

Jenn Jilks said...

What a wonderful idea! Beautiful shots. Peace, on these cold mornings.

Janie said...

Your sunset is beautiful any way you look. Thanks for sharing a perfect morning.

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful as usual, what a great place to live. You do quite a bit of house sitting don't you. Nice way to see different places. We closed up the cabin this morning so I can go to Los Angeles to work for a week. That's going to be culture shock for sure! - Margy

Marites said...

what beautiful place! and it looks so serene too. I like Marley's pic while blending with the environment:)

Rob Inukshuk said...

Stunning pics. What gorgeous sights you get to see. Love that pic of Marley on the old tree.

Cedar ... said...

Fascinating shot of the mountains in the far distance over the water! Outstanding in full size on my screen!

Linda said...

You're right, looking away from the obvious brings just as many delights.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos, I love the colros and the driftwood is cool.

Barry said...

The light in these photos is unique as is the sense of peace they provide. Especially when I look out my front window at the city around me.

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