February 21, 2015

Good Morning!

Sanibel Sunrise
The cold temperatures made it all the way down to Sanibel.  It was 36 degrees (with a 28 degree wind chill) yesterday morning, but that didn't deter me from heading out for this sunrise.  It was beautiful! The wind was howling off the Gulf of Mexico, so I tucked behind a stand of sea grapes and sea oats along the beach to keep warm as dawn transitioned into sunrise. Within seconds the sun was completely over the horizon and seemingly out of no where hearty souls materialized on the beach to shell and even exercise. I've noticed that sunrise here is much different than sunset.  Sunrise offers shades of yellow and orange, while sunset includes an array of blues, purples and oranges. Happy weekend!

6 comments:

Nancy J said...

Beautiful deep shades, and how fast they change within minutes, you had this one timed perfectly.

We are: Clamco said...

Beautiful!

Brian King said...

Gorgeous!

Frances Bukovsky said...

Gorgeous photo! One of my absolute favorite things to do in Sarasota (I study at Ringling College of Art and Design) is go and watch and photograph the sunset. I've not managed to catch the sunrise, though I might need to make an effort after seeing this!

Jack said...

Great colors, SRQ. In my part of Naples, orange is the prevalent sunrise color. My house faces east across a golf course, so I have a far better view for sunrises than for sunsets.

William Kendall said...

A gorgeous sunrise!