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The Beauty of a Sunrise or Sunset

Updated on August 28, 2011
Sunset Cove, Sunshine Coast, BC Canada
Sunset Cove, Sunshine Coast, BC Canada | Source

As human beings we love the sunrise and the sunset. Each of these have their own significance to us.

We have forever worshipped the sun, and for good reason. It begins the chain of events that will eventually nourish us but providing energy for our crops to grow. It keeps us warm. It boosts our moods and makes us feel happy. And ultimately it makes us want to get up in the morning and live another day.

They can be some of the most beautiful forms of art ever, painting the skies with their myriad of colours.

The sunrise signifies the the dawn of a new and fresh day. The sun, bringer of life, shines upon us once more.

I'm sure that everyone keeps at least a few photos of the sunset to remind them of romantic evenings and prospects for the day to follow. After all, "red sky at night, shepherd's delight".

Below are a few pictures that capture the atmosphere....enjoy :-)


Sunrise behind Mt. Baker WA
Sunrise behind Mt. Baker WA | Source

Above is the very first sunrise of 2011 shown behind Mt.Baker in Washington State.

The yellow sun is just peeping over the mountain top, giving a warm glow. The promise of another year to come.

In the foreground are the tracks of last year's tractors, filled with crisp cold ice, waiting for the fire of the sun to be warm them once again.

Sunrise over the playing field, Mission BC
Sunrise over the playing field, Mission BC | Source

A Brilliant winter sunrise over a snowy field...

This time the sun is a little higher and set in a cloudless blue sky, you can almost feel it pierce the cold air with its rays.

Galiano Island, Gulf Islands, BC
Galiano Island, Gulf Islands, BC | Source

Sunset by the sea-shore..a classic...

Reminding us of happy vacation times...

Here the cloud is perfectly placed as the sun is still strong and has not yet turned to red...

North Shore Mountains, Vancouver, BC Canada
North Shore Mountains, Vancouver, BC Canada | Source

The pink glow of the sky even after the sun has gone down...

Taken together with the still waters, this almost brings about a yawn and gently suggests that it's time to say goodnight...

Appreciate the sun, it will always be there for you...


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    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      These photos are beautiful, thank you for sharing.

    • Naomi R. Cox profile image

      Naomi R. Cox 6 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

      These are some beautiful photos! I have always loved to watch the sunset, as the sun goes behind the trees and colors fill the sky, I feel blessed to have had another day. I really enjoyed your hub and the pictures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing. Keep up the good work.