Here is a shot taken early one morning while driving a rural road. Taking pictures directly into the sun can be challenging. Lens flare is something that can often result from photographing the sun and it is something that I personally wasn't a big fan of. I felt that it was a distracting element in the photo. But over time, I am finding that in some cases, I actually don't mind it. It kind of adds to the warmth and emphasizes the brightness of the scene.
This photo represents an early summer morning at the farm, something very common where we live.