Elizabeth Melton Parsons


Purple Sunrise


We have another huge winter storm on the way. Looks as if spring is going to be delayed for a while. On a brighter note, the sunrise this morning was spectacular. It was like a slideshow of shifting colors from peach to orange and differing shades of purple. I’ve seen shades of lavender in sunrises before, but this royal purple was new to me. It was awesome and I forgot how cold it was until I came back into the warmth and realized my hands had gone numb inside my gloves. But it was worth it. Thought I’d share a few pictures I took, although they in no way captured the true beauty of it.

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Author: Elizabeth Melton Parsons

I'm a novelist, poet, and artist. I love books, nature, art, and gardening. I'm a rock hound and there's a photo of me with a cool fossil rock on my about page, I take a lot of nature pictures. The background here is one of mine. Unfortunately I recently lost my wonderful husband, but I'm grateful to have the blessing of two beautiful sons. elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com is © Elizabeth Melton Parsons 2007-2018. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Elizabeth Melton Parsons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

35 thoughts on “Purple Sunrise

  1. those are all lovely – couldn’t choose a favourite!


  2. Wow, those are stunning photos, Elizabeth. Be safe with the storm coming. xo


  3. Those photo’s are nothing short of spectacular, great job in capturing!!!


  4. Oh Wow!!! I have never in my life seen anything like this!!! Amazing!


  5. Amazing and unbelievable


  6. Oh Elizabeth! I think you underestimate yourself! You definitely captured true beauty here! Especially the first two! gorgeous colors. 🙂 Well done.


  7. Stunning pictures all but my breath was taken away by the colour in the first three.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx


  8. Spectacular photos, I love trees as well. I am easily satisfied though.


  9. Lovely photos Elizabeth 😀 Ralph xox


  10. Beautiful work, EMP! ” ‘Scuse me, while I kiss the sky!”


  11. Reblogged this on The Road goes ever on and on… and commented:
    Fellow blogger Elizabeth Melton Parsons shares an interesting point in common with me and my wife: the appreciation for beautiful skies as they are affected by the weather. Check out these photos she took of some incredibly beautiful sunrises framed by silhouetted trees. Spectacular!


  12. I love these photos. Amazing. Please keep sharing. A:)ex


  13. These photos are really beautiful!!! your sky is amazing!


  14. Reblogged this on Why Me and commented:
    Love the vibrant colours. Photography is just one of Elizabeth Melton Parsons many talents


  15. Those scenes look so much like backyard views in a downtown western city as I remember them…and the colors, wow! Great capture. The early bird gets the star light.


  16. There is nothing better than to see a sunrise with purple/deep red hues… These are great photos, especially with the silhouettes of the trees.


  17. I love winter skies, I am not sure why but the colors seem more vibrant. I think some of yours look like the sky is ‘on fire!’ I am more and more noticing the clouds, sunsets and sunrises. I think while I was younger, I took them for granted. Thanks, Elizabeth for these lovely photos!


    • I’ve always been a sky watcher. Ever since my dad lay in the grass with us one night when I was little and pointed out some of the constellations. But I especially love sunrises and sunsets. Thanks for the lovely comment, Robin. 🙂


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