One of the few perks of arising at the crack of dawn with two small children is that sometimes you get to see something like this. This is a sunrise over the Blackmore Vale as seen from Updown Cottage in Shaftesbury, Dorset.
I’ve never seen sunrises more beautiful than the ones I’ve seen in Dorset. This is the Blackmore Vale and off in the distance is Melbury Hill, the high point in the area. Below in the valley are lovely cottages and farms. It’s a beautiful scene, even in the dead of winter, when this photo was taken (in December 2013).