A shirt, a sweater and a down coat. Wool socks and gloves. No it is not the far north but the seaside on Mayne Island off the southwest Coast of Canada. The temperature is -2 Celsius and white frost drapes over the landscape while a light mist rises off of the water. It is is just before 8:00 am with still a bit of time until sunrise.
Looks like we have a blood orange start to 2016.
But it doesn’t hold for long and farther to the northwest the blue-mauve hues still dominate.
The light is breaking shore on sea. Gulls cry and geese call against the quiet of gentle waves. I yearn for something that has no name.
But before any rational clarity can surface, the sensation is gone, replaced by softer notes on Mount Baker across the way.
Such is sunrise for this being on the first day of a New Year in 2016.
Nothing terribly dramatic nor unusual. But a good start to the day!
What is on the rise in your New Year?
This about it for now I think. Happy New Year!
P.s. If you would like to view my choices for the Best 15 painting of 2015 they are now posted over on the website HERE.
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Creative Potager – Visit with painter and photographer Terrill Welch
From Mayne Island, British Columbia, Canada
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14 thoughts on “West Coast Sunrise New Year’s Day 2016”
Spectacular first shots of the New Year. Great colours.
Thank you Sherwin! It was a gorgeous if crisp morning out there! All th best of the New Year to you and Shirley!
Thank you Kendall and glad you stopped in for a browse. All the best of the New Year!
You are welcome and I hope you have a great New Year, too!
Thank you David and Happy New Year to you!
Terrill – Breathtaking photographs. Your work never fails to inspire me!
Thank you Laurie and it is always a pleasure to connect if ever so briefly these days as drop in on each other’s posts. Wishing you and Len all the best in the New Year.
Terrill, your shots are extraordinary. Beautiful sky and ocean, well captured. Happy New Year to you and David.
Same to you Shirley! Looking forward to being pleasantly surprise to see you on the ferry again sometime or maybe at the market or some place that I am plein air painting. Until then!
Thank you for sharing the beauty of your first day of the New Year!
You are welcome Jackie! I am glad you enjoyed them. All the best of the New Year to you 🙂
Happy New Year Terrill and what a way to start the day and the New Year! I like it very much Thank you so much for taking the pictures and sharing them so generously