Sunrise Over Big Turtle Lake

August 28, 2016

“With every dawn, every place on earth is a new place.”
— Paul Gruchow, Journey of a Prairie Year

View of the dawning day from the dock on Big Turtle Lake

View of the dawning day from the dock on Big Turtle Lake

“Red and pink light began to stream from a place below the horizon in the east like the notes of a silent fanfare.  For a long time the sun lingered just below the horizon, like a performer behind a curtain. . . . Suddenly the sun burst into view and the whole world was radiant. . . It began to climb, taking command of the day.”
— Paul Gruchow, The Necessity of Empty Places

On this trip to Minnesota, more than ever before, I was constantly amazed by the drama in the skies.  The clouds were ever-changing and in perceptible motion across the spacious skies.  Look how this sunrise unfolds:

Boat dock on Big Turtle Lake in northern Minnesota

Boat dock on Big Turtle Lake in northern Minnesota

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Looking west at sunrise

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Looking east

Looking east at dawn

Same view, later in the day

Same view, later in the day

Same view, nearing sunset

Same view, nearing sunset

 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Sunrise Over Big Turtle Lake”

  1. shoreacres Says:

    This is why I don’t want to give up my over-priced apartment, until I can’t support my sky-view habit any more. On the third floor, I have a view to the north and west, and the variety of sunsets is amazing.

  2. selah Says:

    lovely photos, very peaceful.


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