Viewpoints: My {Autumn Sunrise} View

It's time for another Viewpoints blog post!  I love taking time to look at all of the gorgeous landscape images my friends have been shooting lately.  Last month I shared my fall foliage view. This month I'd like to share some of the sunrise images I captured during the peak of the fall season.  Let's face it, getting up for sunrise is no easy task.  So I adore when nature is in it's peak of fall splendor at the end of October right before the time changes.  Sunrises are typically around 7am that time of year and I was able to get some amazing color even at 7:30am or 7:45am!   So after my kids left for school at 7am, I'd jump in the car day after day and rush to a local park to take in the sunrise splendor as well as the fall color.

This was taken at Blackwell Forest Preserve in Wheaton, IL on a beautiful cloud-filled day:

A short time later, the sunrise colors had dissipated but the clouds still provided a magnificent view:

There were also beautiful, interesting clouds the day this was taken at Herrick Lake in Wheaton, IL:


Finally, there were no clouds in the sky on this cold morning at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL but the steam over the water, the color and the wildlife more than made up for it.

Don't forget to follow the circle around to see more beautiful landscapes.  My friend Nadeen Flynn is up next.  You can see what she's been up to by clicking here.