I've been under the weather with a cold & from the cold. But I came out of hibernation long enough to post this sunrise, shot from my 2002 Camry on my way to work the other day.
My commute's about 14 miles going against traffic~most the time. Guess that's one of the perks of heading out to work at 6:30 in the a.m. If I hit the Beltway~DC's notorious highway & byway~at just the right second, I can hurry on down to school in about 20 minutes. But our traffic is so lousy out here that I sometimes barely make it under the wire for my 7:15 a.m. contract time.
Those of you who teach know that planning comes with the job. I've been known to use my drive as my "planning period," but please don't tell Principal Man. Don't think they favor this technique in Teaching 101, the requisite ridiculousness force-fed our wannabe "educators" in this world.
A couple of months ago I started carrying a small digital camera in my bag so I'd be able to capture moments like this. Too bad I'm often in the car or in my classroom~and not sitting at the kitchen table pondering the universe~when I get to savor spectacular sunrises.