I didn’t have a rosy dawn but I can share one

Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Rosy DawnRed Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Rosy Dawn

I have hit a lot of bumps on the path that my life has taken me and yesterday I hit another when my site experienced an outage. I had hoped that when I woke up the outage would be resolved but dawn for me wasn’t that rosy.

Nor was it as rosy as the dawn I photographed at Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge two years ago.

I often think of natural places when life gets stressful for me and I thought of Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge to help soothe and calm me while getting through the stresses of last night and this morning. I wish I had been able to get out this glorious morning with my camera in hand but it wasn’t to be. Some times I get the short straw.

Back to thinking about nature, birds, photography and the amazing, wild places that await me.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. NICE!!! Timely, too…have been Working oN a wATERcoLor of a sun setting. (Much like this one) over a local reservoir and needed a reference..thanks for providing it!

  2. Mia, this is so gorgeous! I want to be in this picture! How amazing that you were able to witness this in person! I am so sorry about the trouble you were having and I do hope it is all resolved. It is amazing how modern technology can leave us so frustrated. I used to cry when I thought I couldn’t blog anymore. Anytime something went wrong I would panic and think it would never get fixed. Now I just roll with the punches, but some punches are just harder to take. Here’s hoping you can go the 20 rounds and still stand!

  3. Amazing photo! Love the colors.

  4. Glad to have you back in operation Mia. Beautiful photo and some nice weather for spring — for the most part here.

  5. Mia, it is always nice to have something to enjoy when life gets a little stressful!

  6. Awesome photo!

  7. Welcome back – and I hope your bumps are smoothed out quickly.

  8. Lovely, share with Mia.

  9. Glad you’re back up and running, Mia!

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