Monday, December 26, 2011

The Cliffs on Christmas Morning

Before dawn on Christmas morning, Steve and I stole out of my parents’ house and drove over to the cliffs at Hach-Otis to catch the sunrise.

It was cold and snowless, and silent except for the hum of traffic even this early on Christmas.

As it got lighter, we heard the chips of chickadees and titmice, and eventually the jungle call of a pileated woodpecker as it flew over the valley. Canada geese flew below us above the river, and slowly the sun rose, reflecting on the river below.


  1. That just sounds so lovey! The photos are just awesome! I felt like I was almost there.
    Merry Christmas Kirsten! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Merry Christmas Mary! It was beautiful but cold. It's always surprising how
    high up they are. I'm glad we made the effort to get there so early.