Sunrise Display

sunrise Lake Michigan Jan 12 2016 1

It’s quite cold here in Chicago this week.  The sun’s appearance from behind a curtain of clouds was most welcome this morning.  It looked as if the clouds were aligned in such a way as to give the appearance of a theater stage curtain.  The sun waited for the curtain to open, and voila, the long winter’s night was shattered by the sudden burst of orange energy permeating onto the frozen stage of Lake Michigan.

Take a bow, Miss Sunshine; we applaud your ‘brilliant’ performance today here in Chicagoland!


  32 comments for “Sunrise Display

  1. Mr. Militant Negro
    January 12, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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    • January 12, 2016 at 8:24 am

      Thank you, my dear! Cher xo


      • Mr. Militant Negro
        January 12, 2016 at 8:30 am

        I love Chicago, was raised there. Good to see you, Happy New 2016.

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      • January 12, 2016 at 9:39 am

        Well my dear, I adore your home town! Good to see you, too! Happy New Year from CHItown, ‘our’ town! 😉 Cher xo


  2. January 12, 2016 at 8:11 am

    Beautiful… Have a great week 🙂

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  3. January 12, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Almost looks like mountains beyond the lake – beautiful! xx

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    • January 12, 2016 at 8:59 am

      Hi Helen! I agree! That is exactly what I thought, too!!! P.S. I sent you an email a few days ago! Cher xo

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      • January 12, 2016 at 9:52 am

        Oh Cher – I did see it, but I’ve had one of those moments where I thought I replied to you but I didn’t! No worries about the treats, I’ll be happy whenever they arrive xx


  4. OneDizzyBee
    January 12, 2016 at 9:05 am

    What a beautiful sight on such a cold, cold morning. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    • January 12, 2016 at 9:40 am

      It was quite the site today my dear! I was extremely pleased the sun made an appearance first thing! Thank YOU!! Cher xo


  5. January 12, 2016 at 9:27 am

    OMG is that beautiful, Cher! That is so very beautiful it almost looks not real. What photo? You can even see the rays of the sun…. 😍😍

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    • January 12, 2016 at 9:41 am

      It was gorgeous while the sun started to appear between the clouds! Yes, what photo? *LOL* I love the rays of the sun, too, Erika! Cher xo

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  6. January 12, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Beautiful photo Cher. Not today in therapy LOL

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  7. January 12, 2016 at 10:55 am

    Lovely!! And the lake managed to freeze eh? A serious change in the weather from the abnormal but welcome warmth.

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    • January 12, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      Hi John! Well it’s moving now, but the surface was covered in ice this morning. No movement, but I see it’s slowly moving now (still lots of ice of course)! And there is a barge on the horizon chugging through)! Ah yes, abnormal but welcome warmth! I could use a bit of that right about now, John! 😉 Cher xo

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      • January 12, 2016 at 6:03 pm

        The Coast Guard will be sending the icebreaker ships out soon. Inland seas of fresh water, so beautiful they are.

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      • January 12, 2016 at 6:29 pm

        Ah, right! They certainly are, aren’t they, John? You know, sometimes I see the barges on the horizon at night. The lights in the distance are so interesting to see! I can’t get a photo in the dark, so that’s why I’ve never posted any. But I often think, where are they coming from, and where are they going? The line from a Pink Floyd song often comes to mind: “A distant ship’s smoke out on the horizon”! 🙂 Cher xo

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  8. January 13, 2016 at 4:43 am

    Absolutely love your photographs Cher – this is stunning!

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    • January 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Ah, thank you so much, dear Suzie!!! I appreciate it! Cher xo


  9. January 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    I’m blinded by this stunning sunrise.

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