Summer Sanctuary Sunrise - Dayton, Ohio - USA
This Summertime prairie was found along the roadside in Dayton, Ohio. A rare occasion of me waking up for an excursion before the sun rises. Setting out with no particular destination in mind, I ended up on Dog Leg Road, just north of Shiloh, near the Stillwater River.
The original idea was to find a sunrise scene with the river in it. Having not found what I was hoping for at this spot, I drove along, and just past the river, found this lovely prairie, which was actually designated as a "Nature Sanctuary" with a posted sign.
Sometimes plans change, and sometimes something even better is meant to be. It's important to be adaptable, and go with the flow. In doing so, I found this sanctuary, which provided me everything one could ask for in an early morning sunrise. Wildflowers, dew, mist, a beautiful painted sky, and most importantly, joy and happiness.