Sort of. It’s not quite the shot I’d hoped for, but it’s close-ish:
There actually is a cloud bank on the eastern horizon, so the Sun wasn’t too visible as it rose, but once it got a bit above the horizon, it was. And, a day later, it’s moved a bit south, too.
Some of that being south of the road (which runs east-west pretty true) is due to the Sun having rising above the horizon. It angles to the south as it rises. It would have been closer to the road when it actually rose.
(My ideal was to capture it half-risen right at the end of the road. Ah, well.)
It would be a better shot with a better camera (although I have to say my XR takes pretty decent pics given such a tiny lens). In the shot above I used the camera’s digital zoom (which, to be honest, sucks).
Without the zoom, the picture isn’t very interesting:
It had been a little humid lately (possibly from the various storms), hence all the haze. That’s what I really needed — a crystal clear morning.
So it goes. I’ll leave you with a nice picture of a maple tree:
Maples have some of the best color changes! One reason I loved walking my dog every morning was watching the plant life change day to day.
In the spring, things come back to life; buds and shoots form, then leaves, and everything goes green (in the original sense of the word).
In the fall, of course, it’s the leaves. The woods slowly become more and more transparent as the leaves fall. By winter, one can see deep into the woods through the bare trees.
I’ve always been especially fascinated by how tree leaves turn — the patterns that form. You see what I mean in the tree above. A section of it has gone bright red while other parts of it are green. It won’t be long before the whole tree is bright red.
I’m not really a plant guy — definitely not much of a flower guy — but I do think trees are really cool (in so many ways).
In my Perfect Albums post the other day, I mentioned that Son of Schmilsson was one of my all-time favorite albums. One of the many reasons is the final cut, “The Most Beautiful World in the World” — which is a love song to the Earth.
In particular it has a line I especially love (and find extremely clever): “I love the way you wear your trees.” I gotta agree. I do love the way Mother Earth wears her trees. She looks really good in them.
Stay sunny, my friends! Go forth and spread beauty and light.