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Sunrise over Kansas

By K.C. Compton

Tags: sunrise, farm, dog, morning walks, CP, Bob Dog, photos,

This could also be subtitled, "From the Why-I'm-Late-for-Work" file. Some days, it's the light that makes me do it.

This morning, for instance, I went outside for a quick dash around the orchard to give the critters their morning outing and after we'd gone a few steps I turned around to flag down old Bob Dog, who tends to meander away because he's so blind. I looked around and the sky just took my breath away.

A Kansas sunrise took my breath away.

So even though I was in a hurry, I dashed back in my house, grabbed my camera and did a little shutterbugging before shuttling the boys back in the house and heading for the office. You can see more of my photos from that morning right here.

CP stands guard while waiting for me to catch up.

Sunrise over water, take 1.

I sometimes think of moving back in town, just to keep the commuting miles to a minimum. Then I stop to look around.

Sunrise over water, take 2.

The sun glints off the ice, making a cold moment bearable.

kc compton_2
2/13/2009 4:30:56 PM

Thanks. It was sort of irresistible. If you're ever back this direction, you should come out for a visit. Check the CU site from our homepage for some more. It was a rare and wonderful morning. And the camera is a Canon PowerShot that my kids gave me for my birthday. I just love it -- and have only begun to explore what it can do. We're about to get more snow. It's so hard when the weather has warmed up to 70 to be plunged back into sub-freezing weather. BUT ... we have electricity and our water's running, so I'm not whining! (Hank's blog from Kentucky reminds me that we could have it a lot worse.) Happy weekend! --KC

becky and andy
2/13/2009 2:28:41 PM

KC, What a great photo shoot! So glad you had the gumption to go back and grab the camera. We've been meaning to thank you for over a month for your generous gift subscription. You rock!