Monday, February 1, 2010

Moonset, Sunrise

I could do a whole blog on sun and moon photos, I think. This morning I left early because I knew the sky was going to be a glory to see.

I was right. At the top of the driveway, the moon hung silver in the fading night sky...


while behind me the sun was just beginning to color the horizon.
I turned around and headed out toward the sun (I can go either direction and still come out at the same place because our road makes a four-mile loop)...


but stopped on top of the hill above our driveway to catch one more of the moon, and the pink light of dawn just beginning to brush the snow...

then continued on my way toward the sun determinedly trying not to stop any more. (I didn't notice that my breath was fogging the lens, unfortunately, until I uploaded the photos.) Of course, I did stop again on the next little hill because the color was too intense to ignore.
Thank goodness I allowed the time. Think what I would have missed, and not had to share with you.

10 comments:

Country Whispers said...

Pretty sunrise and look at all that snow. We lucked out on this last storm and didn't get a flake one.

Farm Girl said...

Beautiful! You live in such a lovely and photogenic area.

Granny Sue said...

Jessica, I have to admit I love the snow. This year has been especially nice because it's been cold and the snow stays crunchy instead of wet and slippery. So driving and walking are a lot easier until the temps warm up.

Thank you, Farm Girl. I could spend all day every day here taking pictures and never capture it all. I think it might be like that in most places--each has its unique beauty that sometimes has to be looked hard for to find. I work in the city and I have to struggle to see what is lovely there sometimes. It's there--it's just not the kind of beauty that appeals to me usually.

Janet, said...

Thanks for sharing, I love the last picture.

Nance said...

I enjoyed the photos too -- even tho we have had plenty enough winter here in Iowa and are setting records for having (too) much snow on the ground for something like 56 days? But in your first photo, what made all the tracks? Are those deer? dogs? MOOSE? bear?

Granny Sue said...

Nance, you made me laugh with moose! We don't have those---yet. I suppose there's always the possibility of a renegade, though, like the kangaroo that ran around our county for a couple years.

These tracks are mostly made by our ADHD dog Otis, and by the local deer gangstas (plenty of deer left even after prodigious thinning during hunting season) and by rabbits. We have coyotes but they tend to stay in the woods and out of sight for the most part. We just hear them howling at night and get an occasional glimpse of them sliding through the trees.

Granny Sue said...

I liked your Pipestem photos too, Janet--that was a lot of snow. I expect it was quite a different weekend vacation for you!

First50 said...

The moon has been amazing the last couple of days. I'm told its called a "wolf" moon, whatever that means.

Susan at Stony River said...

Wow -- those skies and colours! I'm glad you're such an early bird, but for myself, I'll just never welcome a cold winter morning. (except in your photos LOL)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Beautiful! You have an eye for great photos!

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