Last week, our early morning temperatures ranged from -5°F to +5°F. On the first morning of these frigid temperatures, I drove out to the local prairie meadow, expecting to find some fog at sunrise (fog had been predicted, but did not develop at this area). The next morning, fog was again in the weather forecast so I again headed out to the prairie. But just short of reaching the prairie, the sky towards the horizon literally lit up with reds and oranges and purples. Knowing I would never make it to the prairie in time for this glorious colorfest, I opted to stop at a local conservation area (Amarugia Highlands Conservation Area) and check out the view across a frozen lake … I was not disappointed!
Shortly after these images were made, I packed up and drove to the prairie … again, no fog. Guess I made the correct decision to stop!