21 January 2021

A January sunrise

December and January sunrises can be pretty spectacular here in the Saint-Aignan area. Our house faces east, so we get full views of them, either from the front deck or from the kitchen window. I took this photo 5 days ago, but it seems appropriate for today.

Ten minutes after taking the photo above, I looked out the front window again and saw how the sunrise had changed (photo below). In January, the sun rises here between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m., by the way. I often walk the dog around the yard you see in these photos, since nobody lives in that house full-time. Walt and I keep an eye on the place for our friends who own it and live most of the time in Blois.


  1. We are having colorful sunrises and sunsets, too - but you have to look quickly because it only lasts for a minute or two.

  2. It's a new day. Morning has broken.

  3. The US is again part of the Paris Accord om Climate. So much work ahead!

  4. Fantastic photo, Ken, so appropriate to save it for this NEW day. And we’ve rejoined WHO.

  5. I, too, am delighted about rejoining the Paris Climate Accord. I have great faith in John Kerry's smarts and dedication regarding this, and so a huge sigh of relief.
    A friend sent me a link to Dolly Parton and "Light of a Clear Blue Morning". The lyrics are very appropriate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BaVb8LTooU


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