It’s barely 8 am and I saw my opportunity with a beautiful January Sunrise this morning to take some shots. Since New Years we have had the coldest temperatures this winter with a hard freeze and temperatures barely climbing to freezing by noon. Brrrr. But this morning a new weather system is moving in with warmer air and a little precipitation. But now there are beautiful fluffy clouds and a gorgeous sunrise.
A beautiful glow on the horizon.
Kitties can play in the garden without being brought in every 10 minutes because it is too cold to stay out long.
A glow through the trees.
This Sweet Gum tree, which still had some leaves up until New Years, has now lost the rest with the frigid cold we had, and bare branches are visible amid the pink clouds in the background.
And a large bird or squirrel nest is quite visible now.
And bright first light is hitting my garden.
The sun now up, casts shadows of my rain chain on my house.
A perfect start to a perfect January Day in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
Happy January 2013!