In December in this part of the world, the sun takes its time getting here. It's almost 8 am when the sun peeks over the edge of the world on the far side of Lake Superior. Many residents have likely been up for hours, drinking coffee and checking their email, getting ready for the day. The lights from their homes make the hillside twinkle and wink.
In a few hours, the sky will be bright and filled with light. The winter sun is weak but enthusiastic. It reflects off the snow and off the water, being magnified and bounced about as it makes its journey low in the southern sky.
In each photo I took this afternoon and evening, the sun showed itself as a lovely starry prism, though I was using only my standard camera lens and no filter of any kind.
All too soon, this day that I want to last forever is coming to an end.
I could roam the shoreline with my camera for hours, days, weeks on end, if only the sun would stay out and I could manage to avoid freezing to death.
But alas, wishing doesn't make it so, and the daylight slips away as quietly as it arrived.
Happy New Year everyone - 1/1/11, wow! :)