Friday, December 12, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Katie's Sunrise



My daughter got her license a few weeks ago, and has been driving herself to school every morning in her brother's car (he's away at college).  The night before I took this shot, she asked me if I would drive her, because she has to park far away and walk, and it was going to be very cold.  So I was awake at 7am to see this glorious sight, right outside my front door.

So I guess there are some rewards for being a good mom after all.  ;)

To see lots of wonderful skies from all around the world, please visit Skywatch Friday.

48 comments:

auringonkukka :) said...

so beautiful photo!
have a nice weekend!

Sara G said...

WOW, love the color!!
What a NICE Mom...
and what a NICE rewarding sky!!
Take care

Deborah Godin said...

Beautiful "reward" all right!

Hildegarde said...

A good reward indeed. The two previous shots are wonderful too.

Sandradb said...

Very beautiful picture!

Tarolino, Finland said...

Such gorgeous colours. A truly beautiful sky. Thanks for posting it.

fishing guy said...

Mary: Neat story and a very red sunrise as a reward.

Rune said...

Beautiful color on this photo. Dramatic!

Photo Cache said...

what an amazing start to your day. this is an outstanding capture.

PJ said...

It's wonderful to share moments like that with your children, grown but not grown. Beautiful sky for Katie.

imac said...

Love it.

Judy said...

Love the vibrant colours, and the silhouettes of the trees!
Thanks for sharing!

PS - Love the shots before this, as well!

Müge said...

Absolutely perfect! The most beautiful photo I've seen on this week's SWF until now! Have a great week-end!

bowledover said...

Fantastic picture Mary. Thank you for passing on your gift to us too. Have a good weekend.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Beautiful sunrise shot, we don't get to see to many of those. Lucky for you that your daughter wanted a ride

mirage2g said...

We have the same concept only different colors, love the redness so much!

Thanks for your visit! -ViennaDaily

Marie said...

Gorgeous sky!

Very nice photos on your blog!

Steve B said...

I just visited my daughter in Washington. She turned 16 and has her permit. It was strange to be in the passenger's seat with my youngest at the wheel. She's a good driver.

Great colors. Don't you just love the sunrise? Especially when it's red...oh, "red sky in the morning...sailor's warning"

Sara Chapman in Seattle said...

This is my first visit to your blog. What lovely photographs. Thank you for a great experience. Happy SWF!

jfrancis said...

Fire
in the sky,
branches burning
till the morning sun
ignites
and clouds
burn away.

joan said...

So beautiful!

Ruth said...

Early mornings are often rewarding. Beautiful sky, beautifully photographed.

the7msn said...

This is stunning, as are all your other shots. I love how you take the time to find the perfect name for each one.

Country Girl said...

Ah, so many rewards for being a good mom. Thanks for sharing this one with us.

Pearl Maple said...

How lucky were you to get to watch mother nature painting all over the sky. Thanks for sharing with everyone in sky watch Friday.

Leedra said...

Gorgeous!

Arija said...

Doesn't the reward system work beautifully! You do something nice for your daughter where you have to exert yourself and get up early and you instrantly get such a superb sunrise as a reward!

spread your wings said...

beautiful reward indeed. what a fantastic shot

vanessaann said...

amazing colors! wow!

Carletta said...

Right out your front door - you can't ask for much more than that!
Beautiful!

Pietro said...

No retouching program can give such a wonderful image! Great shot!
Enjoy Sky Watch!

RuneE said...

The best shots are often found not far away

Ackworth born said...

getting a great photo can be the bonus from fulfilling a chore.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Sometimes it pays to get up early, doesn't it? Lovely colours.

Marcie said...

You find the most amazing skies. Exquisite colors!!!

P-TER said...

Not only these, but also you
previous are beautiful pictures.
I like de red colour in the sky!
Cleverly done ! ! !
Gr.
P-TER

Naturegirl said...

Glorious sunrises make it worthwhile getting up early!

Louise said...

I laughed at your last sentence! I'm glad one reward was visible to you... and us. Incredible, really wonderful shot!

happyone said...

Wow! Beautiful! Certainly worth getting up early to see!

Carolynn said...

That's gorgeous! Good for you for getting up so early AND stepping out into the cold!

Laurie said...

Lovely view! Such pretty colors.

Robin said...

"Glorious" is the right word for it. The colors are wonderful.

One of the things I like best about sunrises is that they reward you for being up that early. :)

Greyscale Territory said...

Brilliant cloud textures and colour glows! Great shot!

Gretchen said...

Beautiful! Happy SWF!!

Wren said...

Thanks for sharing your good-mom reward with us. That's an awesome sky!

Jeannelle said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! Hmm...your daughter has a very kind older brother, to allow her to use his car. Happy SkyWatching!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

That truly is a remarkable sky. Amazing colors!!
I hope you are having a nice weekend and staying warm!
~Michele~

Kacey said...

(catching up on my blog hopping) Those colors are just lovely! I guess it DOES pay to be a good mom.