MtLawleyShire’s sunrise and sunset

It was the hottest Perth has experienced in some time.  It peaked at 43.1.  And the night before I couldn’t sleep.  Not sure why.  So I was awake and suddenly wondered what dawn looked like in a cloudless sky.

This is the view down the main road that looks east, down the block from me.  I stood in the middle of the road to take these 🙂

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The sun is coming…


In the west, the colours were softer.  This is the direction I take my sunset photos from 🙂  In this first one is a magpie on top of the telephone pole, singing in the day with its beautiful warbling:


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I went back inside and Fattee Cattee was taking advantage of the easterly which would bring the heat, but for the moment, brought the night-time cool of the deserts sweeping across the river flats where Perth is.

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I stayed inside all day, & Fattee Cattee did too.  It was terribly hot.  I ventured out as the sun went down a little & saw the late afternoon moon

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In the ‘cool’ of the evening, I went out to look at the sunset – it was still about 37 degrees Celsius – & this is after 7.00 pm.

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Early evening moon. It looks so cool.

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I then walked down to Beaufort Street.  The east with the moon looked lovely (it had cooled down to 35 degrees by this time)

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In the west, the malevolent glow of the heated day burned, signifying the heat of the say to come:

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the gentler colours in the east seen through a lemon-scented gum:


And twilight lingered in the sky

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The redness lingering as I walked home, taking photos and eating an icecream – more difficult than it sounds as it was still hot and the icecream melted…


Finally, darkness – no coolth at all, but still – the beauty of the moon

tonight's moon

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Another early morning out of MtLawleyShire

Thursday morning – another early start for working in the city.

First view of sunrise – lousy light, brilliant colours, and me running for the bus at 6.00 am.

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But this morning, I am working in the city centre, so I have time to stop and take photos.

From the plaza, with the sculptures outside the library for silhouetted contrast:

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Wellington Street

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Views of the sunrisen sky from the walkway across Roe Street and the walkway above Wellington Street, affording a lovely view of clouds and colour:

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The Bell Tower, at the river end of Barrack Street, against sunrise

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Looking down Hay Street east

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touched by sunrise, steeped in night

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Petunias at the breakfast cafe: Hay Street

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Two views of early morning sky:

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Hay and Barrack Street corner – buildings against the infinity of morning

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contrasts of light, shadow and styles

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against the morning sky

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Hay Street east in the full morning

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And this: bright morning and light


Next posts will be sunsets and roses – & the lovely fluffy Fattee Cattee


Sunrise & city shots out of MtLawleyShire

I have been working days as well as nights recently.  The first was on Tuesday, straight after Easter, and though it is not cold, or even cool, it is, nonetheless, dark at 5.30 in the morning.  So – we have the moon:

this morning's moon

Then, as I ran for the bus at 6.00 am – colour in the sky.  The pics are blurred due to me not understanding camera settings and the fact I had to stand in the middle of William Street & then run for the bus…

first light  sunrise snatched running for the bus

In the city, there was no colour:

not quite light  steel gloaming

In some of the streets, hemmed in by skyscrapers, there was almost no light at all:

soaring shadows  canyons of night

This is the view up Hay Street West through the front window of the CAT bus (Central Area Transit – they don’t really have special buses for cat lovers in Perth)

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By the time I got to West Perth and looked east, there was colour in the sky:

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It struck buildings and plane trees – quite lovely.

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During morning break, I saw the moon again:

midmorning moon

I finished work at midday and returned to the city – all pretense of morning was gone and the sky was the peerless blue of no rain and no coolth:

playing with perspective   stark against the blue

lines  lines and shadows

I went home and went to bed!  Actually I met  a friend, then went home & went to bed 🙂  Actually – no – I took sunset photos, but that’s another post.  As is Thursday morning’s photos.  Many  more sunrise shots 🙂