Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Winter Sunrise on Clam Lake

Shortly after I got up this morning, I was greeted by these views as the sun rose on our frozen lake. These are the views I see from my studio window, and this morning the trees were all blanketed with a coating of freshly fallen snow, looking just as if they'd been sprinkled with powdered sugar. The rising sun bathed them in a peachy glow that lasted only moments before the clouds rolled in and the breeze picked up to empty the branches of their white confection. 
It's very rare to have this set of circumstances all occur at the same time, and I was glad to have caught it. Today, my artwork came via the camera which fortunately was loaded and ready to "fire". 

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed the real thing. Tomorrow another storm is going to sock us in again, and there will be no Peach Dawn to look forward to. 


Kpeters said...

What a gorgeous sight to see out your window.
looks like a painting!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

wow. I love when it all comes together like that! Beautiful and inspiring.

Karen Thumm said...

Thanks Kathi and Mary.

Yes, I definitely see a painting in one of these shots. I think I'll remove the vestiges of civilization, though. Nature is best viewed au naturel!