American in Spain

Dark Sunrise This Morning

February 16, 2011
Sunrise Today

The offspring alarm got me up before sunrise this morning. I tried the old "it's still dark, so maybe she'll think this is like the times at 2:00 AM when I sit with her for a two minutes and she goes back to sleep" tactic, but she wasn't fooled. She wanted to get up and go play downstairs. So we groggily made our way down the stairs (I unconsciously carry her in the arm opposite the railing now.) and prepared breakfast. Her current favorite morning meal is warm chocolate milk with cookies for dipping. Mmmm!

As Nora was eating her breakfast, I glanced out the window and saw a pretty spectacular sunrise over the mountains. When I was taking photographs of it, Nora said, "¿Qué ves? ¿Qué pasa?" (What do you see? What's happening?) Well, below you can see what I was photographing. Sunrise Today

That little nubbin in the middle of the horizon is the Pico de las Nieves, where I have been hiking several times.

Sunrise Today

It was such an overcast morning that I didn't expect such an atmospheric display. Gorgeous!