Early yesterday morning, I did this thing which I really try to avoid — I got up and left the house before sunrise. It was… interesting. In Stayton, there is almost no traffic at that time of day, so it was definitely peaceful. But, still… way too early.
But I did get to see the sunrise, which was nice. For those wondering, the photos above and at right are intentionally under-exposed to bring out the orange colors only partially visible when viewed in person.