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.