As the devastating storm moved off the coast, dawn arrived with the heaviness of the backlit clouds over a white-capped ocean. Temperatures overnight plummeted from the tropical upper seventies to the low sixties borne by gale force winds from the northwest. Prayers for all who have been impacted by Ida🙏
Dawn arrived today with the sun taking center stage, as the sparse spread of clouds played minor supporting roles. An autumn preview, with temperatures in the upper fifties, a chilled northwest breeze pushing against the back of the neck like a cold compress. Summer, please don’t leave so soon, because you always stay away for too long.🙁
Daybreak is such a magical time of day, as its transitions are the most dramatic of the day (with all due respect to sunsets). This beginning of the Labor Day weekend was exceptional in its powerful sky scapes.
The beginnings of a beautiful day after Labor Day started with inauspicious sunrise over a pond-like Atlantic. Enjoy these late summer days while we can.
What a difference a dawn makes! Rising surf, pushed inshore by Hurricane Larry far out to sea, made this stunning photo possible as the sun peeked over the horizon today.
The power of the Atlantic was on display at sunrise today, with ten to twelve foot rollers pounding over the bars at low tide — courtesy of Hurricane Larry.
Sunrise had an otherworldly look this morning as the sun appeared over the horizon shrouded in a pink tinted glaze. Strong WSW winds continue to knock down the swells of the most recent hurricane but, offshore, a different wind direction is building a new chop on the inshore Atlantic.
Nine days of summer 2021 are left, but it’s not over yet. Balmy temperatures on southwest breezes greeted a sleepy sunrise from beneath a blanket of clouds on the horizon today.
I know that I will too soon miss these balmy sunrises, with the dolphins frolicking close to the beach.
Lingering too long this morning as our sunrises come in later each day, I finally get a chance to process my thoughts.
It was still dark at 5:55 am when a deer sprinted past me at the foot of the dunes. As the adrenaline rushed through my veins and the sun peeked over the horizon, humpback whales breeched with mouths agape as they swallowed up schools of hapless forage fish. What escaped the whales, had to contend with the dolphins that joined the aquatic feast.