As the world awakens on a cold winter morning, the brilliant colors announce the arrival of the sun. This tree has been growing along this road not far from my farm for years. Never did I notice the beauty of this morning until this past December when an early morning drive seemed to be the appropriate therapy to shake off those challenges. Seeing the color begin to form along the horizon, I almost missed the scene thinking I needed to find an open space to shoot my images. Walking to the other side of my Jeep and pulling my camera from its bag, I looked up and all those challenges of winter disappeared in an instant. As the sun rose about the horizon, the world awakened the start of a new day.