Sunrise Over the Potomac River

Friday morning I brought my daughter to school quite early for a field trip, so I took advantage of the opportunity to photograph the sunrise over the Potomac River at Algonkian Regional Park.  Sunrise usually happens while we’re getting ready for school, or on the way to the bus stop, so this was a nice treat.

Ice and Sunrise

I spent about 30 minutes sitting on that icy bank, wishing I’d worn warmer pants, and listening to Turkeys gobbling and a Barred Owl ask, “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?”

Sunrise and Snow

The snow was covered with a solid layer of ice, so it was, um, interesting to climb around down there. I may have accidentally gotten in the river once.

Ice on Rock, Sunrise Behind

But seeing that salmon color grow in the sky as the sun rose more than made up for any discomfort.

First Morning Light on the Ice

Potomac Sunrise with Icicles

What an inspiring way to start the day.


About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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