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Plantidote of the Day 2012-09-17

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pine trees at sunrise

Pinus canariensis

Canary island pine trees at sunrise

Some days it's actually worth getting up at 5:30 in the morning.

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Submitted by JoeInSF on

It can be worthwhile to get up before sunrise. Putting one's feet on the floor and walking the first 10 steps is the hard part. Thanks for doing that and getting this photo.

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Submitted by twig on

I swear there's something magical about very early morning. One morning the fog was rolling in over the hilltops and the air was filled with such a fine mist that it made everything look enchanted, like a story book illustration. I completely expected to see little elves or forest nymphs darting between the plants. Just an extraordinary moment, but unfortunately, not photographable :-(