Lately I’ve posted a few sunset pictures.  On a recent trip to our farm in Bland, Virginia, I also captured a few rather nice sunrises.  One in particular sparked my interest.

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It fanned out slowly from a small stand of trees on the facing hilltop.

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Growing brighter until it was hard to stare in its direction.


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It even spread across the adjoining peaks, the forest floor still dotted with snow.

Bland snow and sun and fog

The sun itself is to the left of this particular view.  Nice, no?

We don’t have internet in Bland.  I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing.  Mostly it is nice to have a place to go and completely unplug.  Of course, we are usually so busy working when we are there that there is little time for missing the web.

But I can’t update posts or comment on your sites, although I have used my blackberry at times in the past.  It takes soooo lonnnng though.

I think its worth it for shots like these.  And the bonus is in the unique location that gives us access to both the rising and the setting sun.

Now I must get to work decorating for Christmas.  How about you?

Do you celebrate?  Is your tree up?  Presents bought and wrapped?

It is only seventeen days away.  Yikes!  Better hurry.