Tuesday, November 18, 2008

November Morning

Our dogs are our alarm clocks--waking us up promptly at 6:30, but usually we can put them off for a few minutes (well hey, it's cold out there!) Rog and I alternate days getting up to let them out. This morning it was my turn, and my reward was this lovely sunrise.

When we moved here at the beginning of September the sun rose in the northeast corner our yard. Now it is rising almost in the southeast corner.

Tonight we attended a public meeting about the planned future road development. When it happens, we will lose a wide stretch of our yard to right-of-way and we'll gain a 4-lane expressway. Fortunately, it sounds like our stretch of road is about 20 years hence, and a lot can change in 20 years.

3 comments:

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I just love the mornings! Beautiful picture/ Tyra

Esther Montgomery said...

Oh! And you've only just moved there!

We have a line of hills called 'The Ridgeway' (a prehistoric route) running along the coast and separating Dorchester from Weymouth (England). After years of planning, they've started building a new road over it - destroying a nature reserve and ancient woodland into the bargain.

It's maddening - especially since car use can't continue on its current scale.

Esther Montgomery

Susan Tomlinson said...

Sorry to hear about the road. Hopefully, it won't feel to intrusive--and as you said, a lot can change in 20 years. Maybe they'll decide they don't really need it.

That was indeed a beautiful sunrise! At least sunrises are unaffected by roads...