mistYmusers may be trying to find their bearings today after partYing hard for Y-day. The mistYmuse 4 months are like an ‘out-and-back’ endurance event course; such as Beach and Back, with a lovely POP (PinkyOrangePurple) cover photo; so now we’ve reached the Y middle point and are on the way back.
The second half should be easier, with improving weather, and the end in sight… although fatigue may set in, and another long spell of inclement weather will be like ‘hitting the wall’.
However, a spell of ‘spring’ weather is just as likely, and will be a big boost to energise for the closing weeks. Reaching March after a short February month will be like seeing the end in sight; a stadium for ‘elite athletes’ or some fun runs, such as Stockholm.
As millions around the world celebrate today being the last latest day of the Most Ideal Sunrise Time of mistYmuse 20/21; the 5th of 5 days at 8.24 in Leeds; and something called New Year’s Eve; here’s yesterday’s news:
It was a classic crisp sunrise this morning, whereas yesterday all the action was in the pre-sunrise: kind of like “a support band blowing the headliners off the stage’ in the music world.
To use another analogy, from the sporting world, even the pre-sunrise can be called a ‘game of two halves’.
The first half was a big cloud sky reminiscent of the ‘Wizard of Oz’:
Then the colours turned deeper, to the classic POP (PinkyOrangePurple):
Yesterday’s sunrise was another great one. The first four photos have a good example of how POP (PinkyOrangePurple) sky colours work, with pinky orange light and clouds turned purple. Some crows joined in from the fourth to seventh photos starting on the second row below. The clouds went a bit double snake from 12-14; angelic from 17-21, and then the last four had a ‘lighthouse beams’ effect from the sun, but not as much as in the last post.
Momentous mistYmuse moments this morning as the band of pinky orange merging with forest trees on the horizon inspired me to start posting live on Facebook, rather than waiting to the end as previously. To me, it felt like a moon landing moment (I can’t remember that, although I was alive!), so I took up that commentary as I posted: lift-off, parting (usually between space ship parts for them, land and sky for sun/me) and mission accomplished when the sun docked above the gap.
One small step for sun, one giant leap for mYmkind!
A week before midwinter’s day and the weather forecast for a clear morning was on the button, providing the inspiration and planning for these photos. That’s not to say it was all polished and professional. A late sleep meant I was lucky (no alarm clock!) to wake this morning at 7.50, just in time for the start of the sunrise, which I followed until it seemed up and behind cloud at 8.30.
Gaia Sun Fun?
Continuing the theme of the last post, where I wrote of my ‘every sky having a sunrise gap’ adaptation of ‘every cloud has a silver lining’, and being open to Gaia theory (and for the sun being alive too) this morning the sun seemed to hide behind the cloud, just providing a silver (or gold!?) lining. Coincidence? I don’t know, so I’m agnostic. Do I want to believe, like Mulder with UFOs in X-Files? Yes, of course.
When I Think I’ve Achieved Enough, I Feel Like Giving/Passing Away…
The photo gallery design was also provided by the WordPress programmers; and the camera technology by others; and it was only when I uploaded the photos on a previous post at the start of the month that I noticed they mirrored the pop art design that has become a central theme to this website since the PinkyOrangePurple (inspiring new POP art) twilight colours theme was noticed on the XaW Files travel quest for the greenYgrey world’s Andy Warhol, Andy Wolfhol; whose favourite phrase was ‘wolf not war’!
So my main skill is not creating myself, but noticing and linking the creations of others, with some judgement about choosing, editing and taking the best photos; combining 55 years of experience and knowledge with new technology… and love for sun and nature!
Post-sunrise photos from Saturday above.
I happened to be awake this morning, and with a gap between the horizon and sun thought I’d watch out for it. Turned out to be quite good, and a few photos into mistYmuse 20/21 now I thought I’d be a bit artistic, and took some angled photos, like the Nytt Land video below. They’ll be posted soon…