A winter’s dawn

Dawn at Como 0354_StaatsThe past week was cold and wintry.  It seemed that we had a clipper blow through every day, dropping a couple of inches of snow, then moving on.  That meant daily shoveling (oh yeah!) and lots of overcast days with gray skies.  But one morning I woke up, looked to the east, and thought there might be some clearing skies and a beautiful sunrise.  I quickly dressed, covered up in multiple layers, and ventured out into the cold early dawn to Como Park.  Best part was that I wasn’t disappointed.  The thin layer of clouds to the east allowed the sun to reflect its brilliant colors onto the sky and it became of palette of beautiful hues.  As quickly as the colors of the dawn reached its crescendo, it likewise disappeared to the brightness of a sunny day, all reflected in the snow covering the ground.

7 thoughts on “A winter’s dawn

  1. Linda February 11, 2013 / 11:16 am

    Gorgeous photo–love the sky and tree contrast

    • lindastaatsphoto February 11, 2013 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks, Linda. I bet you could “feel” the cold when you saw the image.

  2. joani February 11, 2013 / 11:23 am

    I hope you enjoyed the silence. Clouds and sun..can’t go wrong.

    • lindastaatsphoto February 11, 2013 / 10:02 pm

      You pegged it, Joani; the silence was wonderful. Such a stillness when the snow muffles the hum of daily life.

  3. Pat February 11, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Beautiful! Absolutely beautiful!

  4. Doris Steeg February 11, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Great photo, almost makes it worthwhile enduring the cold for the image capture!!!!! Remember some of those sunrises and the cold!

    • lindastaatsphoto February 11, 2013 / 10:06 pm

      You are so very right, Doris. My fingers feel the cold first, and they got pretty numb this morning. But after seeing the images, it was all worth it. Just needed a hot cup of coffee to wrap my hands around and I was fine. Thanks for your comments!

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