I am by no stretch a morning person. It's mostly because I do not sleep well at night, so I'm a zombie in the morning. Today, however, I wanted to see the eclipse (It was only a partial eclipse here in Alaska), so I dragged myself out of bed and outside. Unfortunately, there where too may trees and too many clouds where I was, so I did not get a chance to see it.
It did not end up being all for nothing. The morning was beautiful! The warm morning light made the leaves on the trees sparkle. I don't think my photographs fully do it justice. Now I see why people get up early to go take photographs. Great way to start the day!