Even though summer is hands-down my favorite season, I do love the fact that in the wintertime I can say, "I got up at the crack of dawn to take pictures," and it seems impressive without me actually having to lose any sleep.
I knew today would be my chance to snap some sunrise pictures because (1) I don't work on Fridays and (2) the clouds are coming in because it's supposed to snow tonight. In fact, the clouds showed up about 10 minutes after I was done taking pictures.
My enthusiasm for sunrise photos was a bit diminished when I realized that there really aren't any good places on our property to take unobstructed photos.
Somehow I had in my mind that I would snap that really great horizon photo...but then the trees. Oh, those trees! But of course I love the trees, and I'd rather have them than a photo op anyway.
It's pretty in it's own way, right? I've always thought there was a certain je ne sais quoi about powerlines. Perhaps this photo captures the juxtaposition of sunrises and powerlines. It's nature versus industrialization; light versus dark; solar versus...electric. Ooh. I feel a paper topic coming on.
I'll stop now.
I gave up on the sunrise pictures and decided to capture some other views. A few steps and half a turn later is our orchard.
Looks quite a bit different than it did last April, hmm?
(As a photography sidenote, I love how these pictures nicely illustrate warmer and cooler photos. Blue-tinged photos--which my point-and-shoot Sony leans towards--are considered cooler. Yellow-tinged photos are considered warmer. In the case of the above pictures, they are literally cooler and warmer. Nifty.)
I love living somewhere where there are seasons, although I'm not always fond that where I live rain is a constant part of every season. Oh well. The grass is greener.
Today, however, the grass wasn't so much greener as it was quite frosty. Crunch crunch went my boots as I plodded across the field in my jammies.
Crunch crunch went a pair of smaller boots right behind me.
Mama, I'm cold.
I know sweetie. But your eyes look so pretty in the freezing weather.
Hey! I look pretty all the time!
She got me there.
I thought about maybe making this early morning photography a habit.
Then I put my hand on Jason's truck.
It took my body three hours to warm up after that, and I decided I'll sleep in tomorrow.