Thursday, March 16, 2017

Morning light

The light this morning at sunrise was nothing less than remarkable. The sun painted the high-level clouds and made them look like wisps of cotton candy strewn across the sky. When I went to the kitchen to refill our coffee cups, I noticed the crowns of the trees in the garden and further down the field close to the barn were golden.

I was doubtful whether the camera in my phone could capture the color, but it did a pretty good job.

My contacts, for the last several days, have been almost unbearable. I'd ordered new ones over two weeks ago but they were delayed until today.

After work, I drove into Birmingham to fetch them. Most of the roads into the city are under construction. Normally, a trip to Hoover, which is south of Birmingham, takes a little less than an hour, but with traffic delays, it can take twice that long.

I decided to go the back way and dodge the construction. It took a little longer, but the traffic flowed.

This evening I feel as though I've been "Rode hard, spurred deep, and put up wet," as the old saying goes.

I hope today has been a good one for you.


  1. It is a beautiful picture. Full of color and light but peaceful at the same time.

  2. The morning light was similarly remarkable in the Eastwood area today. It had a spirit-lifting effect!

  3. Early morning is one of my favourite times.
    I hope you get a good rest tonight and wake up ready to marvel at it all over again tomorrow.

  4. What a beautiful picture. Another day to begin again. Hope today is better than yesterday!

  5. Bad days are long, but one good day resets the mind. Love the picture, when working a did a lot of earlies, but now nine is fine.!

  6. An interesting photo. I like the way you captured the lighting from behind.

  7. I'd say the phone camera did a darn good job.

  8. That's a beautiful photo, but the only way I see the sun rise is in a photo. I am sound asleep at that time in the morning.


  9. A wonderful photo, I do like

  10. The picture turned out beautiful Rick... I hope you are having a good week xox


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