After a morning of sleeping until almost 6, I was up not too much past 3 on the next day. I was almost tempted to get up an hour and a half earlier but, obviously, managed to fall back to sleep although it didn't feel like it. Then, Lacey put an end to any further attempt. Trouble is she is so darn cute in the morning, licking, biting (gently) and butting.
I was so early that I had time for a fairly leisurely coffee before going to the second stop that I have mentioned. It is not much farther than the first stop and, therefore, not really any different.
But every morning sky is different.
On this day, took a photo looking away to my right where there is a farm or two and a road. It was pretty dark.
Then I looked the other way where I really liked the clouds.
As usual, it was still blue hour before the sun actually rose. I say that, but you can see the effects of the rising below the horizon before we actually see the sun. This goes on for an hour or more. The colour changes from time to time and from one direction to another. It is very magenta in the next photo.