Monday, January 18, 2010

Good Morning

This time of year, sunrise happens about 7:10 a.m. here. Arizona does not observe daylight savings time. This is weird to me to have it dark so late, but I like not having to concern myself with falling forward or back. However, it does still mess with making phone calls to people in other states. Let's see, what time is it there??? During the summer months, it will start getting light around 4:00 a.m.

I don't think I've ever been as aware of the location of sunrises and sunsets as I have been here. You can see almost to forever in any direction, so the changes of the sun are very apparent here. I remember a realtor telling us when we first came here, "In the summer, the sun will set here." Then he halfway turned around and said, "In the winter, the sun will set there." It mattered then because we were having a house built, and the heat of the afternoon sun could keep you inside if the deck didn't face in the right direction.

Anyhoo, it's Monday morning. I saw a beautiful sunrise, and now it's back to work for me. I hope your day is a beautiful one!


Barry said...

The sunrise is gorgeous!

And I vote we all do away with daylight savings time!

Dan Felstead said...

Shabbygirl...I never tire of your sunrises, sunsets and are a master at all three!


Anonymous said...

Gods brush strokes....beautiful

Pam said...

I can never capture a sunrise or a sunset! How do you it so well???

Linda Higgins said...

OH this photo is beautiful! I think the dessert has a lot to do with the colors don't you?!

shabby girl said...

It really is amazing. All I do is point and shoot. I don't know what goes in to making such spectacular skies, but this place has it!

septembermom said...

What a sunrise to see! Amazing!

GB said...

In New Zealand I am barely aware of sunrise and sunset because I live in a bowl ie I am surrounded by small hills: the bottom of the bowl being perhaps 500 meters across.

The opposite is true in Scotland where I can see 360 degress and the sun hardly dips below the horizon in high summer and in winter rises above the horizon for less than 180 deg.

I hope you continue to have large skies and to show us such exciting sunrises and sunsets.

I, for one, will never tire of them.

Nicolle Howard said...

beautiful sunrise. they should be good all week with rain we are getting.

tattytiara said...

Daylight savings needs to be put to rest. We have electricity now, and 4pm is too early for the sun to go down!

Beautiful shot.s

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