I have just returned from a three-week visit with family in Portland, Oregon. I must admit that it is a fabulous, fun, funky city filled with every type of art one could imagine. Nature, in all its glory, moss-covered trees, lush greenery, flora and fauna as far as the eye can see filled me with the anticipation of Spring.
I arrived home to a foot of new snow, not exactly my idea of Spring! However, the sight of snow-covered pines was beautiful to behold. I live in God’s country, on Trout Lake in the Adirondacks.
I am, by nature, an early riser, up before the sun. It was this trait that allowed me to catch the glorious sunrise in the photo. It was taken on a December morning when the sky was especially beautiful.
Barefoot and in my pajamas, I grabbed my camera and ran out into the cold. I know from experience, exceptional sunrises come and go very quickly. No time to worry about jackets and shoes. There was a clear coating of ice on the lake and the sky was reflected on the ice. Oblivious to the cold, I shot several photos, each capturing the beauty of that morning. It was worth whatever discomfort I felt.
A poster size copy of this photo is framed in my home. It reminds me daily of how fortunate I am to be surrounded by such inspiration. I can’t imagine living anywhere else.