Thursday, February 26, 2009

Skywatch Friday: Sunrise and Silhouette

Sunrise as seen from my backyard 2-26-09 at 6:44 a.m. MST by Kathiesbirds



Silhouette of a Say's Phoebe on my neighbor's rooftop 6:45 a.m. MST


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Sunny and 58 degrees Fahrenheit at 8:15 a.m.


I've been up since 2:30 a.m and unable to go back to sleep. Outside the night skies were charcoal black and peppered with pinpricks of starlight. Now the sun is up and a cool breeze is blowing through my window here in the den and with it the merry chirping of birds is mixed with the inquisitive sound of Gambel's quail talking to each other as they search for food. The seed block has long since been devoured and it's my task today to head off to the stores and purchase some seed to feed these ravenous winged creatures! I haven't seen any new species of birds in my yard since the pyrrhuloxia I spotted on the 17th, but spring migration is about to begin and life will get exciting here once again!


18 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

What a beautiful sunset you got there, love the colors. I can't wait to get some decent sky photos with colors

Arija said...

Kathie, I've been up since a q'ter to 3, same deal. When you can't sleep, at least you can blog.
Love your sunrise and the little bird on the roof.

bobbie said...

These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!

Many a night I have got out of bed and sat at the computer for a while. Glad I'm not the only one.

Deborah Godin said...

Loved you pre-dawn notes, and the gorgous fiery sky!

Lynne said...

Love that little Phoebe on the roof peak!

I hope you sleep better tonight.

Quiet Paths said...

Such subtle colors; how wonderful to be up when the sun rises. Hope you got a nap!

Kallen305 said...

Such gorgeous photos this week. The phoebe picture is great!

Wren said...

Beautiful sky and two interesting photos. I think we're all looking forward to spring and migration this year.

Shellmo said...

An enjoyable and pretty sunset! What great views you have! Catch up on your sleep this weekend!

Gaelyn said...

Kathie, your sunrise looks like stretched taffy. But I wish you wouldn't get up so early to catch it. Hope everything is OK. Have a great weekend.

Homeopath said...

interesting blog....

Denise said...

I hope you get a good night's sleep tonight. I know what those restless nights can feel like the next day. Fantastic sunrise shot and love the little bird on the roof.

judie said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful bird photos!

Mary said...

Beautiful sunrise!

Celeste said...

Wonderful pictures as always Kathie, sorry that you couldn't sleep. I can't wait to read all your spring postings as you get so many wonderful bird species that we don't get here.

Larry said...

The weather's pretty much always nice out your way isn't it-except a bit hot? Now-we here in CT are reallly looking forward to Spring!

Mary said...

Ahhh. I am so ready to wake up to birdsong and warm breezes through the windows...

But 2:30 a.m. is so early, Kathie. My goodness.

Mary

Kathiesbirds said...

Thank you everyone for your visits. So sorry I have not been around to visit you. I've posted the reason why up above. I thank you for your kind thoughts and well wishes. I finally had a good night's sleep on Saturday night. It was the first night I had slept through the night without waking up in pain in over 2 weeks! I'm coming around to visit you all ASAP!