Every morning, at first light, I would stumble out of bed, grab my camera, and head for an east-facing window that overlooked the pond. On some mornings, in the cold winter months, I would be rewarded with a new, brightly painted sky, a new celestial fantasy. These photos were all taken in 2014. It was my last year at the pond, and these are my last dawn photos. Similar, colorful dawns from 2013 can be found at Dawns II.
The images are displayed in the order taken, with the earliest first. In the first three, shot in January, February and March, respectively, the sunrise is moving northwards. By the fourth image, taken in September, the sunrise has reversed and begun its march southward. Shown are only the cold winter months, of course; in the warm months such dramatic displays are rare. By happenstance, the most southerly point in the sky is also the lowest point in the skyline, as a hill on the eastern shore gives way to lowland on the south.