Election Day 2021 sunrise came in hot in shades of orange and gray under low slung clouds.
Dawn breaks over an ocean sedated by a lack of wind, as trends from cool to warm behind static clouds by the influence of a hidden rising sun. Finally beginning to feel like autumn, as temperatures begin in the mid thirties.
With the remnants of Tropical Storm Wanda pushing high surf up on the beach, sunrise arrived with no clouds with which to interact.
As the overnight rain moved offshore, dawn arrived and sunrise would not be denied. Wanda continues her wicked ways as the storm surge continues to scour the beaches. Pods of dolphin pursued forage fish just outside the far breakers. All in all, a magical time to stand at the seashore.
In advance of eastbound rain clouds, and ahead of the gale force winds, the sun briefly flashed on the horizon as to remind us that what we cannot always see, remains nonetheless.
With freezing temperatures at daybreak, my thoughts as the sun broke over the horizon were about how similar it appeared to many midsummer dawns. It’s interesting how imagery can deceive our senses when all data is filtered through our eyes.
Borne on southeasterly breezes as dawn approached, temperatures were more than thirty degrees warmer than yesterday. Sunrise arrived unfiltered by clouds, but refraction through the humidity airbrushed a blended vignette of oranges and blues.
Sunrise appeared a bit late today, as the remnants of Black Friday clouds continued to linger on the horizon at dawn, in spite of the offshore gale that flattened the ocean like a steam iron.
With the wind subsided, after a three day gale, dawn arrived in the twenties under heavy clouds. A narrow window on the horizon, lit up in orange by the impending sunrise, appeared briefly before surrendering to cold grayness as November 2021 comes to an end.