It had seemed destined to be a hassle: this (very) early-morning swim meet.
A 7a.m. start has set a precedent: the earliest in all my decades of attendance.
The magic starts as we amble down the hill. I catch more than a glimpse of distant houselights, reflecting on the river. A sight I’ve never seen before.
But that is only the beginning: the true spectacle will soon begin, and eclipse my most wondrous expectations
I have never before seen a sunrise from this vantage point. Watching the changing sky, minute by minute, second by second, is truly awesome. Clouds atop the trees are taking on brilliant hues and highlights. Below, the river echoes their reflections.
Small wonder that photographers try to capture it all!