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Another gray morning along the lake. A nice ride, but always questioning if that “shine” on the bike trail is frozen or just a puddle?! Pedal safe… and now I guess I should consider wrapping a few presents, huh???

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With one large cloud blowing in from the north, it was a question
whether we would see a sunrise before the clouds won out.
And indeed we got a beautiful “colored-cloud sky show” just in the nick of time!

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All too soon, the sun was gone…
and it now looks like we may be clouded over for the rest of the day?!

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Another mild day for mid-December as the clouds blew in from the west this morning with a bit of damp-chill in the air. Clear skies quickly gave way to clouded grayness… luckily, the sun got to peek through for a few minutes!!!

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Okay, so this morning was too gray, damp & ugly…
but yesterday’s sunrise was AMAZING!!!

It started out cloudy without much chance for a good sunrise. But all so gradually
the clouds moved out just enough to create a SPECTACULAR SKY SHOW!!!
Great colors, great clouds… and a great precursor to yesterday’s
Mud & Metal Holiday Home Show!

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Another chilly bike ride with wind chills down into the single digits this morning. Good thing I have layers!!… and apparently lots of planes headed towards O’Hare?!

And a matter of FOCUS… spokes or sunrise???

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Okay, so it was a little colder than I expected. And maybe I didn’t have the right gloves on… and perhaps my fingers were freezing?! Regardless, the morning was quite crisp & clear as a low layer of clouds blocked the morning sun. And I was too sweaty & chilled to sit there and wait for the sun to make it over the clouds… sorry…. brrrr…

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Well it’s December, and we’re still enjoying some pretty darn nice weather. Another beautiful sunrise bike ride. Clear skies, calm water, incredible reflections… including some beautiful Christmas lights sparkling in Belmont Harbor.

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For the first day of December, this morning was pretty darn amazing! Warmer than it should be for this time of the year… sunny, warm and calm. A great kick-off for December!

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Early morning sunrise silhouette.