Monday, December 22, 2008

The First Dawn Of Winter

Click on photo to enlarge - ©2008 jim otterstrom

This fleeting moment was captured at 6:52 this morning along Highway 18 between Big Bear and Lucerne Valley.

A couple of minutes later the sun disappeared behind the clouds leaving us with this golden memory to warm a gray and drizzly day.

A perfect beginning for winter.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are so Magical.....
You have such a gift for 'Being in the Moment' and catching it on the camera.
I guess that's why I like hanging with you so much...I get to see a lot of your vision.
Love you....your P.S.

4:49 PM  
Blogger David Edward said...

I adore winter sunrises
( when I get my self out to see them)

7:41 PM  
Blogger CatHerder said... of the reasons i carry my camera with me never know when the magic moment will strike

4:08 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

My dearest Peggy Sue-

I love to get comments from you at the blog when you're not home.

Sometimes I'm not sure if what you call my "gift" is vision or fantasy, but it's what I see, what I think about, what motivates me, and I'm so lucky to have you to share it with.

9:34 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


I was lucky enough to be out there at that moment because I was driving my disabled neighbor down to Victorville for her monthly doctor's appointment.

9:37 AM  
Blogger Jim said...


Yes, it seems like every time I go somewhere without the camera I end up wishing I had it with me.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Lovely. It almost looks like a fire over the mountain.

Happy holidays to you and Peggy and family! And thanks for the "tragic news" email; I have not laughed that hard in a long time! Calvin is going to print it and put it up in his room. :)

2:26 PM  
Blogger gfid said...

some things are just so beautiful they make your heart ache a little. many or the things on your blog are in that realm. thanks for all you share. wishing you both many beauteous sunrises in 2009.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying the images on your site. You seem to have the "photographic eye" for which I envy you. It seems the place where you live has a lot of beauty to them that can see it. And you clearly can.

5:08 PM  

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