(Best viewed large or magnified) ... Sometimes it pays to wake up a little earlier than the rest of the world... Like today. I was driving around my country roads, sipping on my coffee, with fog all around and came upon this most spectacular view of the sun coming through some of the fog, making it absolutely red. I actually drove past the vantage point so I turned around and tried again. There's not much room to pull over on some of these back roads, but I managed to get my car mostly off the road (with the exception of a little bit of the driver's side tires). Lucky for me, on an early Saturday morning there isn't a whole lot of traffic. I am quite happy the way this came out with the sun turning the sky red, as if being scorched by the heat of the sun already. The poor bird looks like he's headed right into the hot zone (I didn't notice him until I uploaded the picture ... isn't it amazing what you don't really pay attention to sometimes?). I also like how the trees are mostly in silhouette against the red morning sky. Temperatures today are supposed to be in the 80s so I am not at all surprised why this sky decided to make an appearance for me today.