The sun’s angle changes over the course of the year, as does its time of rising. This time of year, the angle and timing are such that it shines up a hill that I climb on my way to work in the morning.
The sun peeks over the horizon, and the first thing it sees are these yellow and red and green treetops. They’re illuminated first, before the trunks and street. The treetops glow.
Prettiest spot in town right now. Not that the rest of town is ugly, mind you.
ETA: It’s a good thing I took these photos yesterday. The forecast is calling for 2-6 inches of wet sludgy snow, and that could strip the leaves from the trees, ending the fall colors early. It could also bring the trees themselves down, but we’ll worry about that later.