Yesterday morning when I woke up, I raised up the shades and saw a snowy winter storm! Except for the snow, not much else was visible. Certainly, not the mountains! What a difference a day makes - this morning, we have a lovely sunrise highlighting snowy mountains. I figured I better get these images now, as snow tends to melt quickly here. The image above is somewhat pastel and soft, don't you think? A gentle start to the day.
Here, the sun is a bit stronger and is really highlighting the San Pedro Mountains which are just to the north of us. If you look closely, at the bottom of the image, you can see the runway that runs just out from our home!
I shifted my view a bit here, focusing on what I think of as "our mountain", South Mountain. This is one of my favorite views from our back patio, as it takes in our mountain as well as the horse corral of our friends & neighbors, Ed & Teri. Too bad Patches and/or Jazz weren't at this end of the corral. Would have made the image even more perfect!
I just loved the warm look of the sunrise as it seems to rest on and highlight South Mountain, coupled with the coolness of the sky & shape of the clouds above it. It just seems so peaceful and majestic. No wonder we love living here!