With such great cloud cover this morning, it felt like we were destined to have a great sunrise. It was either going to go one of two ways. A beautiful splash of color across the clouds… or no sun at all if it’s hidden by the clouds. Turns out we got a splash!!!
Then suddenly, in a matter of minutes, the orange sky transformed to golden hues with dramatic dark clouds ever encroaching.
And then the clouds won out, and then beautiful sky show dissipated back into gray.
Kinda like yesterday, the morning sky was clouded… but in a good way today.
One large mass of clouds sweeping across the sky ready for the color to splash across. Everchanging as the clouds dissipated while the sun came up.
Once the sun was over the horizon, it quickly ducked behind the clouds as they continued to break up and dissipate across the sky. GIving even more edges for the sun to highlight.
After a few days in Dover, Delaware… it was great to be back home and back in my bike.
The weather was clear & warm. Unlike the last two days of gloomy rain we had in Dover.
As the sun continued to rise, the colors were quite vibrant. Layers of oranges & reds.
All awaiting for the sun to finally make an appearance on the horizon.
And when it finally did, there was a beautiful reflection across the water.
After I turned around and started back home, I did catch a glimpse of the sun through the trees. And it almost looked like a beautiful sunset. That is if I wasn’t keenly aware of which direction I was facing?!… and which way the sun went?!
It was a wonderful “Sunday Surprise” with great clouds blowing across the horizon this morning. They started kind of stacked & splotchy, then very angular across the sky… and ended with a crazy cool cloud formation floating high in the sky!
And then a whole new cloud decided to move into the picture…
What a difference a few hours can make?… the fog is gone and the sunrise was back.
After an early pink glow behind some creepy-cool trees (weeping birch?), I was headed down towards Navy Pier when the sun finally made it over the horizon.
And then early enough… and we had a surprising “spoke eclipse”?!!!
Okay, well… err… it’s actually the magnetic sensor for my bike computer, but who’s counting?!
Calming orange skies this morning on the lakefront. Very quiet. Very serene.
And then I looked behind me… with a surprise full moon still hanging out in the Western skies.
Fun in both directions!
But back to the sunrise…
We also had low flying clouds that kind of “split” the sun in half as it came over the horizon.
This morning was wetter than I expected.
The normal morning routine is to get up early, step outside onto my back porch and check the weather. if it’s wet, raining, snowing or frozen, I generally skip the ride. But for some reason this morning when I checked, it looked pretty good. So I got up, got dressed and hopped on my bike. Only to find that it must have rained recently as the roads were all still wet. And you know I couldn’t turn around at that point! I was just glad that I still had my rear fender on so I wouldn’t get that “squirrel tail” stripe up my back!
Turns out the cloud cover made for a nice sunrise though!
Until that one “last” cloud took over.