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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

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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.