Monday, January 14, 2013

Laguna Sunrise


This morning, after I had dropped off Kaefer at school (she has zero period and starts at 7:00 am), I went out into the country and to the laguna. A friend of mine who passes the laguna every morning on her way to work had posted daily pre-sunrise pictures of this spot on Facebook which have been an inspiration for me. Finally I made my way there as well, and absolutely loved what I saw.


I arrived only minutes before the sun crept over the hills and spilled his beautiful light over the water of the laguna. I love the silhouettes of the bare winter trees, it is so calm and peaceful.

The geese loved the rising sun as well. Two flocks took flight only a few minutes apart from each other. I felt happy to be there just in that moment.




There they fly into the new day, spent in the vastness of the laguna, while I still marvelled at the beauty of this place and its lone trees.


After I had been there for quite a while, happily chasing the morning light with my camera, I noticed the barbed wire in the gate I was standing at (I hadn't had my coffee yet, so my slowness is somehow understandable). When I got down to my knees (oh, that hurt in the cold - it was around 29F) I could see the sun right below this detail of the barbed wire, and of course I couldn't resist to take a few more photos.


It was an excellent though cold start to a beautiful, sunny and clear day.


10 comments:

Jeanne said...

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS! I love the geese, and the reflections. Just awesome!

Randy said...

These are wonderful and so peaceful looking.

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are very inspiring! And I am totally crazy about your poppy photos from a few days ago. They make me crave spring.
Rinda

The Elephant's Child said...

The serenity and beauty in all of these shots is sublime. Thank you so much.

JoZart said...

Such emotive photos.... there is so much beauty in Nature and you certainly encapsulate so much of it in your photographs.
Jo x

elizabeth said...

Your photography is amazing! Thanks so much for your kind encouragement on my Texture Tuesday photo. :)

seabluelee said...

Such a beautiful spot, and a gorgeous series of photos. The color and variety you captured of a sunrise without a cloud in the sky are just amazing.

Christine E-E said...

ohhhh... love these! my absolute favorite is the last picture (barbed wire). Oh, and the birds flying.

Veronica Roth said...

LOL, I heard some Canada geese flying over the house this morning and so grabbed a camera and ran out into...fog...

Ginnie said...

I guess you will be taking Kaefer to school more often now??!! This would take my breath away, Carola.