Saturday, August 20, 2011

Chesapeake Bay Sunrise

Getting out of bed and outside are easier when you know views like these await! 
Our August visit to my parents house on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia was quite a contrast to our visit in December when it was freezing with lots of snow on the ground. I posted winter sunrise photos.
In August it was, as expected, plenty hot and humid but not so much at 6/6:30 when I took these.
That's an Osprey nest above and the bird also known as the "Fish Hawk" flying in the middle. In the photo below, a working boat gets an early morning start.  What a view the crew must have!
Below: A closer look at that Osprey nest.  You can just see the mother's head to the left of her mate who would fly away when I get any closer. No fear! Ospreys are one of my favorite birds. 
The photo below was taken as daybreak was just starting to break!
Eight minutes later, this beautfiul scene!
Sunrise brings a new day to the marina.
Somehow I resisted the desire to snatch an apple off this tree. 
Plenty of Peter Cottontails out this early in the morning.
Saw this boat, the Miss Ann, and thought of my sister Ann.  Hi Ann if you see this!
Thanks Mom and Dad for another great visit to your beautiful house and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.