The sky got out its box of paints as we approached! Fabulous sunrise!
It was very misty in the early morning. But it cleared up as the day progressed!
The Azores are an isolated bunch of volcanic islands. Coming in from the sea is magical – particularly with the sun rising out of the sea and then over the island.
We approached the island as the sun started to rise!
We were on our way to the Amazon! This felt like our first taste of something exotic. The air felt tropical. We were heading into Cape Verde for a stop. Sunrise was spectacular. The air was full of promise!!
Dawn mounted her golden throne
And called the souls of velvet petalled flowers
To shriek their envy
At the clouds
Bedecked in salmon gowns of lace
With purple trim
She spread her hands
And peaked between her orange fingers
To reach with glistening shards
To trace the outlines of the hills
And leave their afterglow
Etched in vivid silhouette
And the world stood still to watch
To fill the new day
With its electric buzz
And exuberant trill
Assured and serene she stood
To survey the rebirth of the world
To look down upon the newborn hues
Of revealed majesty;
Another mundane miracle,
And nodded her approval
From within the Heaven’s contented sighs.
This was a bit of a personification of the world and the heavens with no deity intended.
It was one of those magic mornings that make you stand speechless and stare. The sun was rising above the horizon to paint the clouds in vivid orange, red, purple, pink and yellow. The majesty was sublime.
The Earth was enveloped by the heavens and it radiated warmth.
I never tire of sunrises and sunsets. They are magical, mystical and moving. It’s the perfect birth or death.
The sun welcomed us to Natal. Beautiful!