A bit chilly with temps below freezing so I was anxious for that sun to come up! While I waited, I took in a pretty scene at a local pond in Adams County, Colorado.
Even when our sunrises appear to be boring, they can render some pretty cool scenes.
When I headed out the door in the pre-dawn hours this past Sunday, I noted that there weren’t any clouds. That typically means sunrise won’t amount to much.
That was somewhat true in that there weren’t any clouds in the sky to light ablaze but, as the sun approached the horizon, the amber colors lit things up close to the ground. In the distance, a stand of bare trees with deer grazing underneath made for a pretty nice scene.
The results of the nasty cold we have seen in recent weeks are seen by the ice on the surface of this lake. Normally, by the third week of February, there would be a lot of open water here. This year, not so much.
One, small area was about the only spot that wasn’t iced over. Nevertheless, it made for a beautiful scene this morning and as always, I loved it out there. Those “flat lands” aren’t boring at all to me.
If it looks like it was cold when this picture was taken, well, believe me it was. The sun hitting the Rocky Mountains over a frozen lake was gorgeous though and the cold couldn’t deter me. It was a very peaceful, calming scene and one of the fantastic views we enjoy here in the Centennial State. Beautiful blue skies with whispy clouds lie above. Below, the mountains with Mount Meeker and Longs Peak behind it to the bottom right.
A capture from a week or so ago in rural Adams County, Colorado. The colors from the rising sun weren’t anything extraordinary but the form and texture of the clouds with hints of blue through them really were kind of cool.
When the mercury is sitting right near zero degrees, you welcome any warmth you can get. Such was the case on this bone-chilling cold morning a few days ago. The sun was just rising over the horizon and while it didn’t do much to raise the temperature, I was sure happy to see it.
My travels this year were largely confined to Colorado but that is not necessarily a bad thing. From the mountains to the prairies, our scenery here is second to none and provides fantastic photo opportunities no matter where you are. These are my favorite landscape captures from the past year. Best viewed full screen.
Holy moly we do get some stunning sunrises here in Colorado. Yesterday morning Mother Nature put on a very nice show. As the sun started to shed its light, you knew it was going to be a good one. Later phases lit up the entire sky but initially, I was most struck by the purples and reds hitting the clouds that looking like paintbrush strokes close to the horizon. Wow!
Kind of a different image than what you normally see from me. While watching sunrise recently I saw this airliner cruising along over eastern Colorado. The rising sun lit up its contrail, making for kind of a neat capture.
An absolutely beautiful morning here on the Colorado plains. Things got started in fine fashion with a beautiful sunrise. My chosen spot was at a frozen pond that provided a nice reflection of the action in the sky. Above, the fire below then those cool, blue clouds.