This morning we had to leave at daybreak to make a trip down to Essex for an early business appointment. I say 'we' - the appointment was my husband's - I was just tagging along to keep him company on what was likely to be a lengthy and tedious round trip.
We had to leave at 04:00am to make it in time and the sky was just starting to lighten and the birds were winding themselves into a full musical greeting of the dawn. It's a glorious sound and one that never troubles me - it's something to be enjoyed and rejoiced.
There was a heavy mist from each body of water we passed, spilling over the fields as it dissipated and the light went from blue to golden within an hour and I snatched a few photos from the car window on my compact camera.