Friday, 15 February 2019


Weet je hoe vroeg de zon opkomt? Ik wel. En ik had de tijd om naar mijn lievelingsplek te fietsen. Zo mooi om daar de zon “wakker” te zien worden. Om te genieten van de prachtige details in de vrije natuur.

Do you know your local time for sunrise?  I do it was 7:54.  I took the time to cycle to my favorite place. So beautiful to see how the sun awakes. It was an amazing sunrise. Good to enjoy the beautiful details of nature.

On my knees in the frozen grass

Sunrise behind tree
Opeens zag ik een heldere plek in het water van de sloot (foto hieronder).  Niet van de zon, dacht ik. Ik liep erheen en keek omhoog naar de lucht. Daar zag een stukje iriserende wolk. Ik heb er foto's van gemaakt om thuis te laten zien. Zo verrassend! Elke keer is er weer wat nieuw te zien in de natuur.

Suddenly I saw a clear spot in the water of the ditch. That could not be the sun, I thought. So I looked up at the sky and  saw a small iridescent cloud. You know: a cloud with rainbow colors. Surprising. I made some pictures to show later all that beauty to my husband.

Bright spot in the water

Beautiful sundog in the sky

Prachtige bijzon (sundog)

  • Have you ever seen such a phenomenon?
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  1. Prachtige foto's.
    Wat is het mooi zo in de ochtend.

    Groettie van Patricia.

  2. Wonderful sky photos, thanks for sharing. Hope you and the family have a good weekend Diane

  3. Zooo, mooi joh, dat je die op zo foto kreeg!!

  4. You are indeed a devotee of your bike, Aritha. I think we will have to nominate you for Dedicated Cyclist of the Year!

  5. Aritha, I believe it is a gift when we see a rainbow. Thank you for the rainbow on your blog today, it's so pretty. Our sunrises are very early, around 7:00, and since I'm an early riser, I see them often. It looks so cold to ride your bicycle this early, but what a wonderful thing to do.


  6. These are so beautiful! I especially like the first two shots. The frozen grass is amazing!

  7. Beautiful images! It's worth getting up early in the morning, you get some awesome shots that show the beauty of the morning's beginning.

  8. I'm not an early riser, so I miss the sunrise, but I do see a lot of sunsets in various places - and they somehow make it up for the missed sunrise.
    Your pictures are terrific!

  9. Hoi Aritha,
    Wat een prachtige foto's!!
    Zo mooi deze bevroren landschappen met dat warme zonlicht. Super!!

    Groetjes, Marco

  10. Beautiful! This night owl rarely sees the sunrise :-) We used to see sun dogs when we lived in Alaska. Have a great weekend!

  11. Beautiful photos. Second one is my favorite. I've never seen a sun dog.
    Sunrise here in western Maryland today was 7:08

  12. Beautiful photos. Have a blessed evening. Madeline

  13. Beautiful! I love the beauty of a sunrise or sunset. Those little rainbows in the clouds are so pretty.Yes,I have seen the.

  14. Beautiful pictures of frosted nature, Aritha! The sundog phenomenon in the sky is stunning! Have a nice weekend! Sandrine

  15. Beautiful. Our sunrise is at 06:30 and I have no problem getting up in time to see it, I am very much a morning person, but it is so chilly in the mornings that I don't :-)

  16. The early morning is the best time of the day. I love being up early - it's the getting up that is hard sometimes. I admire your tenacity to get out of a warm bed into a cold morning. How long did it take to thaw your knees? Bike riding is a great way to see the world. I have never seen a rainbow like the one in your photograph. Very pretty. Thank you for the photos. :-)

  17. Oh how lovely! I never knew that rainbow cloud was called a "sundog". I have seen them before, but didn't know it had a name! Thank you for sharing that with us. So glad you got up and went out early to enjoy all the beauty. Loved it. What a wonderful way to start the day!!

  18. Yep, I'm with Pam. We call that last image a sundog.

  19. All wonderful sky photographs.

    All the best Jan


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