The Benefits of Rising Early

….quiet and the sunrise

I’m normally a night owl and don’t tend to wake before 8:00 in the morning. Today, however, I had to drive my daughter to the airport so I was up at 6:00. It was still dark when we left the house shortly after 6:30 but on my return I could see an orange line along the horizon. It was bitter cold but I decided to venture out of the car when I reached the park at the end of our street and I started to take a few shots of the sky over the lake. In the first shot you can still see the moon in the sky.

The waves and the freezing temperatures created some beautiful natural ice sculptures along the shoreline.E7B43E5F-0B53-490E-83FD-E4AC6F110422496C5289-472A-4D03-A68B-6844B6AB3975_1_201_a7E2AFCC5-971C-4AD8-B7D9-092809E17755

Just when I thought it couldn’t get better the sun actually came up over the horizon line. It was spectacular.7B363C3D-5798-4FDA-B640-6EEA1DDF7C36_1_201_aCCB01B98-BBD6-4D39-B25F-AFF65AC88C47_1_201_aD2D94931-BC7E-4DBF-B8C5-025F53BC2249_1_201_a

An Icy Morning Light

….thanks to Becky B for hostingĀ January Squares

I had to get up very early this morning to drive my daughter to the airport. The plus side of this favour was that I was up early enough to see the sunrise. I loved playing around with different angles and was fascinated how the morning sun reflected off the icicles along the shoreline.D341AC28-4E26-4DBF-AC3F-A49B86AF0464_1_201_a

Morning Light – January Squares

…thanks to Becky B for hostingĀ January Squares

The other morning the rising sun was so bright that it actually woke me up. I was so excited to see the sun come up over the lake because I’m normally sound asleep when this happens.C89CB475-97AF-49D6-887A-03587F441189

The Beauty and Power of Lake Ontario

….caught these images in a two hour window of sunshine today

Lake Ontario sits about 100 metres from my house. After a miserable day of rain yesterday and grey skies this morning the sun decided to come out. It was a glorious period of time, although short and I managed to get some photos of the lake as the waves crashed along the shoreline. I also managed to get in a two hour walk through the neighbourhood and explored some areas that I had never seen before (more about that in another post).

My Monday Walk on Tuesday

….thanks to Jo for hostingĀ Jo’s Monday Walk

There was no time for a walk yesterday. My day started with making bread dough for Wednesday’s bake at Montgomery’s Inn and weighing and mixing 41 pounds of dried fruits for about 100 Christmas cakes. After that I drove home, picked up my neighbour and drove to Shuffle and Play for two and half hours of Bridge. Following that the two of us headed over to the hospital to visit a neighbour who’s been experiencing some health issues. Once home we went to see another neighbour to bring her up to date on what we saw and discussed at the hospital.

When all was said and done it was dinnertime and then it was dark….not ideal for going on a walk and taking photos.

Today, however, was a mild and sunny day. Perfect for walking with the dog and taking photos of the neighbourhood.IMG-4538
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