There is something so peaceful and relaxing about waking up early.
Everyone else is still sleeping, the only noises out there are the birds singing happily for the new day.
You go out and take a deep breath and it is fresh and invigorating and loaded with energy. Now is the time to climb a hill, or go to the lake or the sea shore and wait for the sun to come up. Those short few moments when it rolls out over the horizon and slowly climbs up,
they are the best part of the day.
For a while, everyday before work, I used to cycle to the pier in Oughterard.
Every single morning, right in time for the sunrise. Believe me, I witnessed some stunning scenes, from there, from the very same spot on that pier. And at the same time they were always different and never the same. Confusing, I know!!!
The moment of the sunrise lasts only a few precious moments and then the light changes and voila - it is time to start another day.
So,here you go, I share with you some of my favourite images, trying to do justice to the magic of the rising sun.