Daybreak on the Lake

You can only come to the morning through the shadows.
— J.R.R. Tolkien

My favorite time of day is just as the sun is breaking through the morning clouds and light falls in rays and patches onto the ground. It makes the most amazing patterns and sweeps around and through the trees. I also love this lake. Every angle offers a new shade of light and shadow. No two places around it's rippling waters are the same. The sounds of water lapping at the shore and the birds singing is the best way to start the morning.