I've watched a lot of sunsets in my time. We live on the Coast with a westward facing deck, and my husband has been a sunset aficionado his entire life. But I can't remember ever consciously watching a sunrise before. Our house is not well suited to the endeavor. Besides the lack of a clear view at the East, mornings tend to be foggy and damp. The sun breaks through in the mid-late afternoon. But, Clara and I decided to take a spur of the moment trip to Southern California to visit relatives, and we started our adventure in the mountains around Idyllwild visiting my sister. I told her I wanted to take a photograph of the sunset, and she told me it would crest the ridge around 6:30 a.m. That seemed very civilized, so this morning I got up to try to capture it. This image is from my iphone, processed in instagram ("rise," of course). I took lots of photographs with my big camera and will post those when I get back home.
In the meantime, I wanted to post this one and to say thank you to everyone who linked up this weekend with the July linky for the 2014 Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt. If you haven't yet, it's not too late to do so. Just click here and add a link to a post about one or more of your Hunt finds and do try to visit a few other participants. I'm off to do some catching up myself, and I'll check in when we're back from our trip.