I hope you are enjoying the long weekend! So far, my plans have taken me to one state park and tomorrow I will be on my way to another. I can’t wait, Rain or no. Yesterday morning, my cats had me up at 3:15am. This really isn’t surprising and happens often. However, this time I just couldn’t go back to sleep. Something kept telling me to go to the lake. No…this isn’t the beginning of a scary story or anything like that. Anyway I found myself preparing my camera and jumping in the car. I knew sunrise was at 6:49am. I used TPE to tell me exactly where to be. Destination: Raccoon Creek State Park. It’s not a long drive, and I’ve been there before. But in my sleepiness, I took two, yes, two wrong exits. This killed at least 30 minutes. I arrived at my destination exactly at 6:30am. I was rushing to a spot I picked out along the beach, when the road was blocked off. Not knowing the area around the lake, and not knowing how long the walk is to the beach. I found a little trail that lead to the shore, but trees were blocking my view. Seeing the pinks, blues and oranges through the trees, I needed to move. I jumped in my car and drove a little further down the roadaround the lake. I saw a boat rental area, pulled in the lot and found a wonderful location to shoot the rest of the sunrise. I couldn’t be happier. There is something magical about catching sunrise out in nature. Truly spectacular nature is when you stop and look. It was a lovely start to my saturday and to the long weekend!
Enjoy and have a happy safe labor day!