Sunday, March 2, 2014

Always Just Before The Dawn

Moose woke me up at 7:15 to open the window. Apparently, he wanted to watch the sunrise. But at least now I understand: It really is always darkest just before the dawn. I then went back to bed for another two hours.

Click any of the below 17 images for a closer look. And count your blessings: Before going back to bed, I took 65 photos. Don't miss the music at the end... even though it's a long time coming.




















I WAS ONE OF THE FEW PEOPLE LIVING IN 1969 WHO DID NOT GET TO WOODSTOCK.

25 comments:

  1. He has the right idea, mornings are beautiful, as your photos are. I just have the hardest time getting out of bed before the sun rises. Cats sleep all day therefore no problemo to get up that early.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      I love sleeping in, but Moose doesn't and then, once I see the sun rising, I feel obligated to watch.

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  2. Gorgeous sunrise.
    But I'd have stayed in bed, too.

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    1. Bob:
      Fortunately, I can see it from bed. So, as long as I don't get up to take pictures, no problem.

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  3. I didn't make it to Woodstock either - I remember my father telling me that if I attempted to go, he would change the locks.

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    1. Carole:
      I can just hear your father saying that. It was my first summer working at Kiwi!

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  4. Being an early person I'd have been up before Moose... we get up around 5:30 or so... However... don't bother me at 9pm... I'm sound asleep. Moose, on the other hand, no doubt sees both ends of the day... with lots of naps in the meantime.

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    1. Sharon:
      I'm also usually up around 5:30... momentarily! And, yes, Moose also drives us crazy to be let out on the terrace when it's dark (which doesn't happen)!

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  5. I am another who missed Woodstock. I had a roommate the following year who had gone, but he didn't think it was any big deal until other people got all excited. The experience was pretty much wasted on him. Or maybe he was just too wasted to have the experience ...

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    1. Michael:
      I wonder how many people who were there actually do remember it... as opposed to those who weren't and remember it so clearly.

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  6. I can't get enough coastal shots and you've included some fantastic ones.

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    1. Stephen:
      Thanks for the tolerance. I now have hundreds and hundreds of them.

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  7. Hello Mitch:

    What an amazing sequence of images. Such a spectacular dawn.

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    1. Jane and Lance:
      Some of the most ordinary beginnings develop into the most breathtaking sunrises.

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  8. OMG! Deep nostalgia for that hippy era of long hair, 'taches and beards (and the men looked just as good!) Why did fashions ever change when it was obvious that it just couldn't get any better than this?

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    1. Raybeard:
      Did they really all look as good as they do in that video? I'm sure I didn't.

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  9. Thank Moose! Thank the Sun! How beautiful.
    I never made it to Woodstock, either! I was invited to go and declined. I probably am not sorry because I don't like crowds, though I had NO IDEA what a crowd that was going to be.

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    1. Kristi:
      I was only 15 that summer and so wished I had gone at the time. Probably good that I didn't!

      And, although I love these sunrises, I will not thank Moose for "forcing" me to get out of bed just about every morning. He can be so bossy!

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  10. Dear Mitch,
    I like the sequence of photographs. Sometimes when I am getting ready for work, the sun breaks on the horizon and especially in winter looks wonderful. As a consequence I too have lots and lots of sunrise photos but I don't think I ever tire of taking them!
    Kirk
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    This may be seen as bragging but I was too young to go to Woodstock (and I lived in another country anyway).

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    1. Kirk:
      At 15, it was something I could have done... but my parents wouldn't have been happy about it.

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  11. Beautiful photo series. Thanks!

    I didn't make it to Woodstock either. My excuse is I was only 12 but I doubt I'd have made it if I were 18 either.

    Fun factoid I learned recently. Tim Gunn went to Woodstock. He said he still wore a blazer and weejuns

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    1. HK:
      I was 15 at the time of Woodstock. Probably good I didn't go. I was already becoming a bit of a hippie and I think that really would have gotten me personally on the wrong track.

      So do you suppose Tim Gunn really DID go or is just another Woodstock wannabe. I'm going to scan the archives and see if I can find anyone who actually wore a blazer and Bass Weejuns to Woodstock...

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  12. This series of photos beats any aubrade I know!

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    1. Spo:
      I had to look up aubade. Obviously, no one has ever sung one to me. (Somehow, I don't think San Geraldo singing "Good Morning. Good Morning" from Singin' in the Rain" qualifies.)

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