The golden hour, this morning, was replaced by the red, smoky haze hour.
sunrise: big orange red
climbing in the sky
sunrise: the long view
Contributing to the sunrise, and the day, in general, the heavy scent of burning pine.
smoky haze at tree level
hidden: sun behind broken clouds and a smoky veil
The smoky haze is from the large wildfires burning in California, Oregon and Washington. It is expected to clear overnight with the passage of a cold front through the state.
A golden beginning.
the golden 45, at sunrise, begins
The pre-dawn sky was making its transition from darkness to sunrise. The color palate was rich and vibrant. The view from the office window, a pretty good one.
A colorful start, the day became a gray one with an occasional, stray snowflake drifting past the window.
Bathed in the golden hue of sunrise, frosted holly.
Prepared to photograph an early morning group of Canadian geese flying over the house, they did not come. Instead, only a ribbon of sunrise color was available.
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While the geese have not overflown our house for nearly three weeks, it’s a matter of time until they do.
It’s very easy in the morning sun.
A robin on an early morning flight.
They, too, have places to go, other birds to see.