It's been the month of watching sunrises. The sun hasn't been rising until nearly 8 a.m., so I'm usually actually up to see it, though that's going to end Sunday night with Daylight Savings Time arriving.
Earlier this week I told myself that there might be a good sunrise, but then I ignored it while I was sipping coffee and reading. I turned around to see this through the window.
I grabbed my camera and started getting a few shots. It was mostly a dark gray sky, but on the horizon where the sun would eventually appear, it was brilliant red.
Soon the red began spreading up onto the higher clouds.
It just got brighter and brighter.
Can't recall a sunrise this bright.
But gradually it faded away until the sky was all gray again.
And finally the sun itself came up, just cracking the horizon before it disappeared under the bank of clouds. Forty-five fleeting minutes of ethereal beauty.