Saturday, December 24, 2016

December Lights

 Sorry for the long blogging hiatus, December turned out to be a busier month than expected. I did get outside to walk/run the dog a lot in the morning and evening, and that allowed for some great opportunities to enjoy the colors of December. Even though many of the days are short and grey, the colors at sunrise and sunset can be amazing.

Usually the clouds are what make everything so brilliant, but sometimes it's just that early morning light on snow high up on the mountain.

Timing is crucial, as the clouds don't hold the colors for very long.

On this particular morning, a layer of clouds above the mountains helped reflect some of the light back onto them.

I'm usually not far from home when I get these sunrise/sunset photos. Fortunately there are beautiful mountains in all directions.

One cold evening when I was being a little lazy and driving the van and having the dog run along, I had to stop and get out when I crossed a culvert. The stream had frozen, but there was a little water flowing across the top of the ice. It was enough to reflect the pink clouds. I don't know about you, but my heart always pounds a little harder when I come across some beauty out in nature. It's an added bonus when it's unexpected (but I have a camera with me!).

Last night we were delivering some Christmas treats when I had to stop and go check out a frozen pond. I walked around it a couple times, enjoying the changing colors. The ice caught some of the golden glow.

Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!


Carolyn James said...

Very beautiful. Thank you!

Marilyn said...

Love these pictures. I'm always so drawn to winter light on the mountains, too! Those pink snowy tops are so beautiful!

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