Dawn was beautiful this morning.
In fact the skies were beautiful long before dawn, and I had gone out without my camera, so I hurried Tikka the last tenth of a mile home in order to fetch the camera.
All to the good, it seems, because I don't know enough about taking photos in low light to have expected success, especially with a small dog constantly pulling on her leash in excitement.
I do want to learn more, but sometimes, just remembering to take the camera off automatic is a bit of a challenge.
This photo makes me smile however. The tree, almost shockingly bright in the light of the flash perfectly captures how I felt earlier this morning when my internal alarm clock misfired and my body decided that I needed to leap out of bed at 3:45 AM.