Captured Between Clouds

joanstewart
joanstewart @joanstewart20 days ago · 3 min read

Cloaked Mountain, Sunrise over Water



Waking up Sunday morning to brisk cold air pouring in through the window, it definitely did not feel like Spring. Weather turned from 30 deg C Saturday morning, down to a chilly 3 deg C Saturday evening on our visit to Kamberg Valley last month.

Sunlight reflecting off the dam woke me up bright and early, well 5am used to be normal, no longer to me that is now early by a couple of hours, tentatively I rolled out the bed grabbed my camera, then thought shoot you got to be outside for this. Clambering into layered clothing I shot out the door after grabbing a mug of coffee, lets watch nature unfold in the valley.

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Bright and early 05h16 first light with a little cloud on the distant horizon.

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Armed with my coffee mug not too much had changed by 05h28 the sun was higher still a throbbing red glow above the waters edge, with a biting cold wind blowing through the valley.

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Looking a lot brighter by 05h42 with clouds rolling in, which led me to take a short walk to see the mountain, another beautiful spectacle was unfolding on the right hand side of the valley.

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The cloud must have slipped in the valley without me being aware, mountain had cloud lifting up from the ground and flying up over the top, lost in shades of white and grey.

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Every second the theme in nature was being repainted a tapestry of colour above, we thought we were in for an exceptionally cold, wet day, with this photo taken at 06h00.

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Here is a look at the dam photo taken at 06h06 with steam rising off of the water.

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Mountain view two minutes later than the above photo, how wonderful to watch nature unfurl on this sublime beautiful Sunday.

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The sun came up and we actually had a very pleasant day, sadly for the local community no rain showed up this time, it sure did look promising.


All photography is my own, resized for ease of uploading, used a Canon PowerShot SX730 HS

Thank you for joining me enjoying nature in our part of the world, have a wonderful week, keep walking, keep smiling, life is short enjoy each moment!


Thought for Today: Return to old watering holes for more than water; friends and dreams are there to meet you. ~ African proverb

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Beautiful pics, what is the name of that mountain off in the distance behind the clouds?


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We are in the Drakensberg range near to Mount Lebanon @justinparke


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@joanstewart - absolutely gorgeous scenery! What a blessing to have this kind of beauty with your morning coffee. Sorry the rain didn't show up!
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Thank you for visiting @blueeyes8960 along with curate, absolute magic watching the sky change with swirling clouds. Hopefully this last week has brought some rain into that region.


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Such a nice view to wake up too! And the sun is up so early over your side of the country too!


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Yes sun is starting to rise earlier going into summer @joelai was a fun getaway, hope you have a great day.


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Happy day to you too @joanstewart!


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bengy
Bengy @bengy20 days ago

This moment before the crack of dawn is really quite an amazing moment... the beginning of a new day and potential!


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Birds singing to wake you up, serenading a new day in, yes a fresh start @bengy


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lizelle
lizelle @lizelle20 days ago

Gorgeously sublime sunrise photography @joanstewart! Thank you for sharing it with us, how I long for those mountains!


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The absolute quiet is what I thoroughly enjoy @lizelle birds singing, trout jumping in the water, watching the world wake up is satisfying.


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jaynie
Jaynie @jaynie20 days ago

What a gorgeous morning and pics!!! And yes, agreed... the air is not quite feeling like Spring / Summer yet... The wind has been absolutely HORRID here this weekend.


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Nip in the air is what I enjoy, really don't like the idea of hot weather arriving soon. We still have rain arriving for the next couple of days with lower temperatures, just the way I like it!

Wind is never fun along coastline, have a great new week @jaynie


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jaynie
Jaynie @jaynie19 days ago

I love the rainy weather too! I find myself a lot more productive in it :) Thanks for the well wished hon. Hope you have a super week too xxx


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Nothing like the watching an early morning unfolding itself in the skies Lady Joan. Especially in the mirror of the water.
Beautiful shots here!
Blessings!


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Being on the water is what makes a massive difference, it was fun watching literally from the crack of dawn Stephen.


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The secrets in life Lady Joan, the rejuvenating act of a morning opening, or a gradual sunset certainly strokes the soul. And of course, water is life!
Blessings!


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Beautiful sky view


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Very early wake-up for sure @shuvo35


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