The first days of the New Year are always a treat. On this morning I jumped (well, maybe not jumped) out of bed and noticed a tinge of color on the horizon.
After quickly throwing on some clothes, I grabbed the camera and headed outdoors.
Wow! What a treat it was. The sunrise was almost blood red in the southeast. I quickly took some photos before it faded away.
Soon I was hiking toward Marquam Nature Park in the sunshine (and cold, gusty winds), then up the steep hills to Council Crest. There I was treated to the sun glistening off of fresh snow on Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens.
What a great start to the New Year. Hopefully, it’s a good omen of things to come.