Rather than go to work today, I stayed home to practice for eventual retirement. I got up before six, quickly loaded the gear in the car and went to Leesylvania State Park on the Potomac River, about 10 minutes from the house. We are fortunate to have such beauty so close.
It was heavily overcast, but with slight breaks in the clouds and some orange in the horizon where the rising sun was lighting up the clouds. I have gotten more spectacular sunrise photos from this location, but today’s were special because they have a bit of an eery look to them, and because some have the bright green color of the new leaves that is beginning to appear in the trees. The vibrant green is such a welcome sight after the cold almost colorless winter. Below are a few photos. More can be viewed at: http://stabone.com/p1051009794/h392dab6c#h392dab6c
The water is soooo still and peaceful. I especially like the second photo of the jetty (?) with its jagged rocks contrasting against the stillness of the water … great composition! Love that you were playing hooky today, too, and hope you enjoyed the rest of your day.
It was a very beautiful and peaceful morning on the Potomac and a great day for hooky. One more hooky day tomorrow, and if the weather is good, I am going back to Merrimac Farm WMA at dawn.