Our favorite wake up activity is checking out the sunrise on sunny days, which there are many of here in the western North Carolina Mountains. There are almost as many sunny days a year in the High Country of North Carolina as there are on the Low County of South Carolina and Georgia. Hard to believe but true. The sun combined with a large amount of rainfall that comes down in buckets (it rarely sprinkles) creates a temperate rainforest that allows all the rhododendron and laurels to flourish.
this morning's sunrise
We are loving sunny winter days as there were so few of them in Northeast Ohio where me moved from. Lake effect weather from Lake Erie makes winters dreary there, of course the temperate summers and warm colorful autumns are wonderful, but the winter is very longggggggggg.
The mirror on the porch, seen though the French doors of our bedroom, reflects the mountain view and the sunrise as it appears over Whiteside Mountain.
Here are a few (iPhone quality) recent sunrises....
A few days ago we were greeted with this beautiful sky!
Every sunrise is beautiful and it is interesting to see the sun's position as it moves through the seasons.
Hope you are enjoying sunrises or sunsets in your neighborhood this winter!
Thanks for visiting!