Sunrise, Sunset

by | Mar 13, 2011 | Johannesburg, Melville and Surrounds | 9 comments

I’m melancholy. Bad things are happening everywhere and I feel overwhelmed by life. But it’s nice to know that no matter what, the sun keeps rising and setting.

One of the advantages to my current 9-5 schedule is that I’m sometimes awake early enough to see the sunrise. I caught this one last week in our backyard. Even those ugly industrial buildings (I think they’re part of Johannesburg Hospital) look beautiful at that time of day.

Two nights ago, Joe and I looked outside and everything was bathed in a crazy pink-orange glow. The light lasted for about a minute; then it was dark. Joe had just enough time to shoot this frame looking up at our aloe tree.


  1. Tilly Bud

    I know what you mean about the bad things right now.

    Lovely pictures.

  2. Greg

    I’ve been getting caught up with your blog today. Things have been really crazy busy for me the last three weeks but now I am 5 days from my big trip to South Africa! I can’t wait to visit your adopted country – in my white sneakers 🙂

    • 2summers

      Wow, I’m really excited for you. Can’t wait to hear about the trip! Wear those sneakers with pride.

  3. lisa@notesfromafrica

    I’ve also been feeling depressed this weekend. Feel such sadness for the people who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami.

    Nice photos! I also like taking photos of silhouettes of plants against sunsets.

  4. amblerangel

    Nice, Calming pics- just what I needed to start my morning of uncertainty.

  5. Fidel Hart

    Beautiful pics! I’ve seen so many pics of devastation the past couple days that it is nice to have an image that reminds us how beautiful the world is especially when we come together and admire it.

  6. tomorrowslices

    There’s always something beautiful about an African sunrise or sunset. Thanks for the pic.


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