I would love to be out at sunrise to take these photos in person and I have no good excuse except that the roads are treacherous right now and I’d have to leave well before sunrise to be positioned for shots like these. So far we’ve found four of the local live web cams, mostly by accident, but some must be in such remote places I doubt we’d ever get to the same vantage point anyway.
Speaking of points, my point is sunrise here always blows me away and while I do get to witness it in person more than the average human since it’s our “backyard”, I don’t get to do it enough so the next best thing is turning on the webcams and watching it live in real time.
I like to do that while I throw open the drapes to the picture window so I can watch the sunrise down here in the valley at the same time. It’s neat to see the same colors and patterns fill my sky as does on the live feed. Or the sunset, since they look similar.
My view of the Tetons is blocked now thanks to the neighbor’s trees growing so tall over the years, but I know they’re over there just a short drive away and that always makes me feel so grounded for some reason. Like old friends you can count on to always be there when you need them.
It’s just that twice a day, this magical thing happens and the feeling of being there in person to witness it is impossible to duplicate. If you’ve ever been to Yellowstone or the Tetons and witnessed sunrise or sunset in person, you know exactly what I mean. It’s not something that ever leaves your memory and it can be quite a spiritual experience, if you lean that way.
Even if you don’t, it’s hard to deny that this part of the country truly fits the definition of “God’s country”.