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Some people are natural early risers. They jump into the day and are raring to go.
For a non-early riser, getting up in the pre-dawn hours is quite challenging. Starting the day before the sun comes up give a new perspective on life.
After the initial shock of getting out of bed while it's still dark, one settles comfortably into doing daily routine tasks. Extra crunch peanut butter and honey on stone ground wheat toast with coffee make a delicious breakfast. Soon it's time to bundle up and open the front door. Winter is still very much in season in New England.
Icy cold air makes its way down into the lungs as one crunches along the snowy path to the car. Breath makes a smoky trail in the pale morning light.
Once on the road, the sky lightens. Hundreds of intricately patterned tree branches make eye-catching outlines against the horizon. Towering pines stand majestic and tall as the car whizzes pat them to its destination. Pink and gold clouds now rise up behind the trees as morning dawns.
We pass ice formations that were once streams of water trickling down from a mountain. Today they are solid layers of ice, captivating in their frozen beauty.
Someone somewhere in the heavens is turning-up the lights! Above one of the hills, a long column of light shoots into the sky like a geyser. As the car turns around a bend, a huge ball of molten gold causes the driver to squint and adjust the visor.
This is what driving into the sunrise is like. The new day has officially arrived so let he fun begin!
Do you ever get up in time to view a sunrise?
And the winner is.... - I visited Amanda at a pop up shop she had at West Elm this past weekend... ... where she was selling her art prints, postcards, Christmas and Hanukkah card...
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