When I went out last Tuesday morning to open the chicken coop, I was struck by how beautiful the day was beginning.
The hens are once again laying after their molt, and when I opened the little nest door to check for eggs, I found this one looking back at me. I didn't want to disturb her, so I quickly shut the door again. Inspiration hit me! Get the camera and take a photo for a blog post! So back into the house for the camera!
With camera in hand, and the photo taken of the hen in the nest, the other 2 hens got their photo taken, as well, while they busily hunted through the leaves to get at the scratch feed I threw out for them. I think the brown hen was anticipating more treats to head their way.
And why not snap a few photos of the beautiful morning while I was at it? :)
The rising sun created such stark contrasts between where it shone and the areas left in shade.
I thought I 'd go for the full range and get the rising sun from the front deck as well. As you can see by the frost on the neighbors roofs, it was a "brisk" morning as well.