The leafless trees of winter provide a minimal barrier to the blazing sun. This could be a sunset or sunrise; I’ll let you decide which one fits your mood.
We see a lot of sunrises and sunsets like this from our rural Wisconsin home. This tree line is across the field and a good distance from our house, so I used a long lens and tripod to capture it.
If you have a large monitor, you may be able to see a larger version of this image by clicking on it.