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We had 7 inches of snow last Thursday all over Carson Valley! On Friday a friend and I got up and out really early to catch the sunrise and do some birding. Before we even made it out of our gate we had to stop at the pond to catch the wonderful color and scene at the pond.
The storm blew through really fast, but oh what it left behind is so pretty!
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49 thoughts on “Whatever Weds. Daybreak on the Pond”
Thank you so much, Camie!
Beautiful capture and colors … so peaceful and serene!
Thank you so much, Denise!
It was. Thanks so much, Lynn!
what it left behind is gorgeous!
Thank you so much!! xx
Those violet hues are brilliant!
They were very nice! Thank you, Cheyl!xx
Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you, Joey!!
Breathtaking photo, Deborah. Wow! I can feel and smell the fresh, crisp air. I can also hear the sounds of silence. Thank you for sharing 💕
Thank you so much, Erica! I’m so happy you get it and can feel, and smell how wonderful, new, fresh, and quiet it was here just then. The snow was fresh and untouched by person or bird anywhere around the pond then. It was a new beginning for the day and I reveled in it!
God was here just then. It was perfect. As perfect as life can be here on Earth for us Humans. That. That hasn’t happened for me often, but others know what I mean. I have seen that on mountain tops too. Not often, but I have when I am in tune. 😉 There’s…a word more than in tune, or amazing…one I don’t have in my English, or French vocabulary. Wonderful…Uplifing, hopeful, and guided by faith…where is the word for that? I need that word! Perhaps, you’re more in tune and have that word? I know you feel it when you’re out in nature and the world. There’s a word, but it’s beyond my understanding just now.
I am one big goosebump reading your note, Deborah. I do get it. I don’t think we have words to adequately describe this feeling. I have truly felt it only a few times, even though we have the opportunity to go out in nature often. Everything is right with the world. As perfect as life can be here on Earth. Possibly to add, perspective and trust. No words, really. One thing though, is how I could “feel” it in this photo. Thank you for sharing Deborah. 💕
Wow, Deborah!! That is a stunning sunrise! You’ve captured it beautifully! 7 inches!! We have only had one dusting so far this winter but February is often when it decides to make its heavy debut. 😉
Wow! Let me shout that out loud. WOW!!
I would never have supposed a view/photo could be both subtle and magnificent, but your photo of that view proved me wrong. Wow!
Oh, that’s so nice!! Thank you so much, Marian for such a lovely comment about this image.
I’m getting it ready to print. I hope it looks as good as your description!
Wow!! The colors are amazing!! A spectacular photo! 😊💗
Thank you so much, Jill! I’m glad you like the image. 🥰
Thank you, Arthur!
Great morning capture. I like the lighting and morning colors. Mornings are always great to photograph; only problem is getting up!
It’s a bitch getting up but once up and out I haven’t ever regretted it. Epic trip plans all made?
Oh my goodness, but that is a gorgeous sight. Christmas card? 🙂
Oh, I hadn’t thought of that! Thank you so much for such a lovely comment and compliment! xx
Getting up early is something I almost always find rewarding and you won the lottery with this one. This is what I’ll miss in Arizona, so I’ll have to take some trips to Flagstaff or…Nevada. 🙂 Beautiful shot of a beautiful dawn-break. (Had to get a hyphenated word in there.)
I don’t recall Flagstaff being that far from Pheonix and it’s pretty. Lots of pine trees and woodsie feels.
I’ve never regretted getting up early either.
Thank you so much, Janet! Safe journey going to daughters!
It’s a couple of hours and worth the drive sometimes. Sedona’s that way and some cliff dwellings as well.
Sedona is where I was going when I passed through Flagstaff. Well worth the drive!!
My parents lived there for a bit. It’s beautiful.
Living surrounded by trees and hills I forget how pretty a *proper* sunrise can be. Lovely photo.
Thank you so much, Ally! I am still pinching myself to make sure it’s real! I really do live here! 😀
That’s a great combination of snow and sunrise. Can we call it snowrise?
Oh, yes, that’s a nice name! 😀
As the commenters before me said, “breathtaking” and “enchanting”! I can’t wait for the “more to come”!
Thank you so much, Pit!
That’s so pretty, Deborah. Your reward for getting up and out early. Thanks for sharing it with us.
A lovely reward it was! Thanks, Dan!
Breathtaking! How beautiful to start your day of birding!!
It was a lovely start. Thank you so much, Donna!
YW, Deborah! 🙂
Thank you so much, John!
What an enchanting scene!! Beautiful photo, Deborah!
Thank you so much, Joanne! It was a lovely start to the day.