One of the best things about bike commuting is that you can jump off the saddle and enjoy your surroundings in a way that just isn't possible with a car or transit. This morning my commute started before dawn, a consequence of the shortening days before the switch from daylight savings time. As I got to one of the more picturesque sections of my ride along the Mount Vernon Trail at Dyke Marsh I saw the sun starting to peek over the clouds spreading its golden rays upward making beautiful reflections in the placid marsh below. I got off the bike, pulled out the phone, and snapped a few pictures. The one above is right before the sun made it above the clouds. Below is a picture taken shortly thereafter. What a beautiful way to start the day.