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Warm-looking morning but looks can be deceiving

November 7, 2017

The southeastern sky behind the ToyMac sign in the 1100 block of West Broadway Avenue at 8:01 a.m.

If I yawned at the sight of the eastern sky at 8 a.m. this morning (November 7) it wasn’t from boredom, only sleepiness but the brisk temperature of 4° C. made short work of that.

There was certainly nothing dull about the sunrise Tuesday morning.

As seen from the Broadway corridor in the Fairview neighbourhood, light from the rising sun painted and transformed a light, streaky cover of clouds into a veritable sunburst of fiery yellows, oranges and reds.

I was damn lucky to see it. In the way of such meteorological displays, the molten-hotness of the clouds faded quickly, leaving not a trace in the flat grey sky. All that remained was a memory and one pale photograph in my camera.

The sun rises on a faintly reminiscent painting

In the dim light Monday evening I thought this rustically-framed painting was some kind of serving tray.

As luck would have it, a truer reflection of this morning’s solar ascension turned up a few blocks west in the form of a colourful, abstract painting left in an alley of the 1300 block, on the south side of West Broadway Avenue.

This painting was a dimly-seen object when I rode past it Monday evening on my way to be bed. In the morning light, though, I could clearly see its vibrant colours; they blazed like—well, like the sunrise I had just witnessed, I thought.

But that could only have been my imagination. Surely, the painting was inspired by sunrises that the painter of the painting had seen.

Which was still my imagination. Click the images to enlarge them.

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