Saturday, February 13, 2010

Sunrise at Lake Harriet

I took a walk this morning to nearby Lake Harriet, part of the beautiful chain of lakes in Minneapolis. We've had a combination of fog and air particulates lately, and they sure made for one interesting sunrise. 


The fog frosted the evergreens

Almost looks like a little bonsai sculpture


A mauve and gold sunrise over the lake

What's that up ahead?

Aw, it's a sweet little snowman!

Such a happy face!

I walk further out on the frozen lake
and see the strange dark fogginess swirl around the sun

I look to the left (north), and see the castle-like Lake Harriet Bandshell that is such a popular place during the summer for free concerts

Turning toward home, I run across this tree.
Its "movement" reminds me of a dancing woman.

What is you see this morning?



17 comments:

jinksy said...

I see you have some incredible photos and an eye for the unusual - the dancing woman tree is lovely.

Nessa said...

Your walk was quite mystical. Beautiful shots.

Rosemary and Reflections

steven said...

kathleen - it's so amazing when this world becomes another world. the picture of the evergreen's branches is like a frosty star. i could look across the frozen lake forever. thanks for these early morning treats!!! steven

Gail said...

What a walk! Each picture is beautifully unique. I love the smile and the dancing woman, no, I love them all.

ellen abbott said...

What beautiful pictures Kathleen. I'm a late sleeper and rarely get up early enough to see a sunrise. I love the pictures of the evergreens covered in water crystals.

Barb said...

Hi Kathleen,

That fog "frosting" is marvelous! I am especially taken with the welcoming snowperson, arms outstretched in the dawn - and that smiling face! It snowed this morning here in Denver and now the sun is shining, making my world sparkly.

Hilary said...

Just gorgeous. You have some beauty shots here. I think that you and I were on a similar wavelength today.. :)

Kathleen said...

@Jinksy: Oh yes, As Mr. B reminded me today, I had hoped to be eccentric as I grew older. Looks like I'm succeeding!

Kathleen said...

@Nessa: Thank you so much! I think most of my walks feel mystical to me. It's so good to get out into the beauty of the natural world! (Say, how do you do that wonderful trick of hyperlinking your post?)

Kathleen said...

@Steven: Ah, so glad you enjoyed the photos. A frosty star. That's perfect. You comment reminds that I need to take better advantage of living 5 blocks away from that lake. I actually spent a bit of time meditating in the middle of the lake. Quite beautiful!

Kathleen said...

@Gail: You just made my day! Thank you for those lovely comments. I'm just wowed by the dancing woman tree. Imagine, if such trees kept their leaves we might not see the mystery beneath!

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: Only recently did I shift to waking up early intentionally. There's just something remarkable about sunrise. I've always loved sunsets, and not I get to see two "shows" a day. Frozen fog is absolutely amazing, isn't it?

Kathleen said...

@Ellen: Only recently did I shift to waking up early intentionally. There's just something remarkable about sunrise. I've always loved sunsets, and not I get to see two "shows" a day. Frozen fog is absolutely amazing, isn't it?

Kathleen said...

@Barb: Aw, I'm so glad you liked the welcoming snowman. Whoever made it certainly left us all a lovely gift. And new snow? Just makes the world sparkle, doesn't it?

Kathleen said...

@Hilary: Holy buckets! We certainly were on the same wavelength! What gorgeous photos you captured. I'm just like you about the lure of beautiful morning light. I always remind myself that I can always sleep later, but I can't catch such beautiful light for long.

Janie said...

I love those frosted evergreens, and the beautiful sunrise. Nice to find a happy little snowman out on the lake to make you smile.

rallentanda said...

Gasp...what beautiful photos!

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