07.04.2016 Starburst Sunrise

I am not sure how I am going to change Bentley’s behavior, but he expects to eat when we get up at 4 and go for a walk immediately afterwards. As you might guess from the last picture today, I am putty in his paws.  That’s all fine except for our early sunrises right now.  However the sun is rising a bit later every day and soon it won’t be a problem…until winter.

Today I managed to get out of the house in time to visit a nice spot in South Amherst that I go to when I am a little behind schedule. Aided by the Pelham Hills, I was able to set up and actually wait for the sun to crest the horizon. And, for a bonus, the lowland had fog.


And as to whether Bentley is settling in well….

So much for me napping in my recliner.Bentley-1-070416

Bentley-070216I think the answer is decidedly, Yes!        🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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20 Responses to 07.04.2016 Starburst Sunrise

  1. jonacua says:

    Awesome landscape!

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  2. Faith says:

    Lovely photo -as I always expect. Congratulations on your “decidedly, YES!” Bentley is doing a Super Great Job of training you!
    PS: Your presentation a QPG was very enjoyable – Thanks so much. Loved the moose picture! When children were young we spent much time camping around Moosehead & our routine activity early mornings & late afternoon/evening, was to spend time on the Golden Road watching moose. What an awesome experience!


    • Thank you, Faith, on both counts.

      The moose was from the Golden Road closer to Millinocket, at Compass Pond. If you are ever up that way again, my friend Mark Picard has a nice shop full of framed moose prints worth stopping and enjoying. The moose are a little harder to find these days between the hunting and winter tick disease.


  3. Love the sun burst effect and the lowland fog. An interesting pic. Well, I don’t know how you will work around the dog and when the sun rises but it looks as if now, the sun rises and sets around Bentley who clearly knows comfort when he sees it. He is such a handsome dog even though he is a bit or a lot overstuffed at this time. 🙂

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  4. Gallivanta says:

    Bentley looks very much at home!

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  5. Jim Ruebush says:

    Looks like you’ve lost control of your house. Bentley in charge here.

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  6. So … what you’re saying is that Bentley has successfully established himself as alpha-dog. Smart animal! Nice image.

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  7. Oh, to have (semi-)reliable fog like that: what an advantage.


  8. shoreacres says:

    No fog here — just the sun bearing down. The low last night was 82, and right now it’s 94/106. That’s why I’m sitting at the computer right now. It’s past time to switch to the summer schedule: working earlier and later, and doing other things in the middle of the day.

    It looks like Bentley has his breaks arranged already. It’s such fun to see him settling in — in every sense of the word. I don’t know why I’ve never made the association before, but the starburst sun in your other photo reminds me of the monstrance used in Catholic churches to display the Eucharistic host. They’re usually designed as a starburst — maybe in this photo it was the golden light that created the association.

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    • We occasionally have temperatures similar to what you are experiencing later in August. We are having 90’s presently but in a few weeks passing 100° won’t be unheard of. Same regarding the lows although right now we are seeing the 60’s at night which might cause you to turn on the heat. 🙂

      Bentley has been getting away with running the show, but I am learning to assert my inner alpha. I have seen a monstrance before, but did not know the name. I wonder how or if there is a relationship between that and remonstrance.


  9. Yay, a starburst! Love it. So good to see a happy dog in your home 🙂

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