Sunrise at the Sawmill

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This morning’s sunrise over the otter pond at the sawmill.

This morning, sunrise was quite a treat for the eyes.  Even in the middle of a large industrial site you can find a moment to enjoy nature.

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Looking east over the mill site toward Lassen Peak.

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A red tail hawk perches on a log deck while on a morning hunt.

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The big log deck forms a wall of wood.

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A great blue heron gets in a bit of morning fishing.

Sunrise Curtain

Mary and I always rise before the sun.  It is the time of day that we solve all the world’s problems, over a cup of coffee.  This morning old Tom dog asked to go out.  When I opened the front door, God poked me right in the eyes with a spectacular sunrise.  As the sunrise curtain was lifted, our morning guests were revealed.
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The sun serves us glorious notice of it’s pending arrival.
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The trees are ablaze.

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A mysterious visitor sneaks by at sunrise.
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A male Common Golden-eye visits our pond.

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Our constant guest the American Coot.

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A pair or Ring Neck ducks have take up residence.
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The morning rendezvous.
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Striking a pose.