as it began to dawn

In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre…And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. (Matthew 28: 1,5-6)


Sunrise as visible through the cherry trees to our northeast; the three Mary’s may have had a similar experience as they walked through the olive trees on the way to the empty grave.

Bonus photos: halo around sun with an attending sun dog, and a faint parhelic circle passing through the sun dog  off to the right, and faintly toward the sun. Second photo includes a lower tangential arc.