Over the last several days, low clouds have been the primary feature of the sky at sunrise. The breaks to be seen were far on the south, southeastern horizon. When sunlight passed through those breaks, it brightly lit the tall, barren trees of the neighborhood.
sunrise coloring the cloud deck
tree branches brightly lit by the sunrise
a wider view of the above scene
clouds beginning to give way to some blue sky
the trees directly across the street
Less than five minutes later, it was all gray and dull again.