Stormy Morning Sunrise, Caddo, Oklahoma

Mortgage and Lending with SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) NMLS 223495

Turbulent skies at sunrise, Caddo, Oklahoma

Paintbrush in a pasture on GlenMar Ranch, Caddo, OKThe crescent moon and the morning star were visible in the eastern sky when I started my morning walk at 5:55 a.m. today.  There was something unusual in the way the clouds scudded past, pushed by a brisk westerly wind, and the sunrise was spectacular.

I'm used to a vivid pallette in my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, especially at sunset.  The colors this morning here in Caddo, Oklahoma rival anything I've enjoyed at home.

Nothing materialized weatherwise, and by the time I was headed back down Hat Powell Road to GlenMar Ranch, the morning light in one of the pastures gave me this beautiful little paintbrush to share with you.

We all say that real estate is "location, location, location."  Sometimes I think the location doesn't matter so much as what we bring to our day.

Here's hoping yours is utterly fantastic!


I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comments (36)

William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


Incredible, sun rise.


Apr 24, 2009 02:35 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Mike - absolutely fantastic photos, and what a stunning beginning to the day. Your photographs are amazing!

Apr 24, 2009 03:16 AM
Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Mike - A stunning sunrise, thanks for sharing! - Mike

Apr 24, 2009 06:30 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!

Just delightful!  Enjoyed sharing your moments captured so beautifully on your camera.

Apr 24, 2009 09:45 AM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Mike - Your Sunrise photograph is wonderful and has been featured at:

 CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

 Thanks for the look!

Apr 24, 2009 10:21 AM
Carol Smith
Casmi Photography - Mebane, NC

Isn't it amazing ... the scenes that God paints?  GREAT photos.

Now get back to work!  LOL

Apr 24, 2009 01:20 PM
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

I never saw such a beautiful sky at 5:55 am maybe because I don't get up that early. I might have to check it out to see what our sky looks like at that time of the morning. Thanks for the photo.

Apr 24, 2009 01:45 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Hi Mike, You are doing a world of good for the Oklahoma Tourism Dept.  They may not know it, but you are.  Thanks for the email. We have enjoyed the grandkids.  Sorry the schedule didn't work out to meet up.  Love the photos. 

Apr 24, 2009 11:35 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


There's always a next time!  We sure enjoy Oklahoma, my Darlin' an I.  This morning finds us on our way home to Tucson.  We drive back and forth, and I'll be looking for blog material on the way.  All the best,


It was the prettiest sunrise of the week.  Thanks for commenting.


Amen to that!  We got 'em all done except for one new mother who won't come up and two of the bulls.


Thanks for the feature; I lucked out with some great clouds.


Thank you!  Doesn't it just make you smile to look at it?!


You're welcome!


I do love taking pictures.  Some of 'em turn out okay.  Most get the delete key.  :)


It's good to see you; thanks for stopping by.


Yes it is.  Thanks for commenting.


I guess that Kansas sky is moving south.  :)


I hope you had a good ride!


I do like red!  I like the clouds in the foreground in this particular photo, too.  Dark and close, with the bright blue sky in the distance.


I take a lot of them, and weed out most.  You get to see what's left, and some of them are allright, I guess.


Not if I can help it!


We're pushing that warm weather north.  Expect it in a couple of months...


It certainly was!  Hope your day was beautiful too.


I'm glad you liked it!!

Mike in Tucson

Apr 25, 2009 01:13 AM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Mike! These are lovely photos! Beautiferous! We have Paint Brush here in Colorado, too.  I love them. I understand they are protected here...


Apr 25, 2009 04:13 PM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


They may be protected in Oklahoma, too.  (The cows don't know it, though.  They graze 'em right down.)

Mike in Tucson

Apr 26, 2009 03:12 PM
Patt M. Judd
First Realty Company - Cookeville, TN
Realtor - Your Cookeville Connection

That is one beautiful picture of a sunrise!

Apr 28, 2009 06:16 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States

Hi Mike - That sunrise had me going "Wow!". Inspiring. I was also inspired by your early morning walks, and have been dragging myself out to hike the hills at 5:30. These photos will inspire me to take "the heavy camera" instead of using the iPhone, and hope that I one day have your eye to catch gorgeous shots like these.

Apr 28, 2009 08:21 AM
John Mayer
Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Beach Area Expert

Mike - Another great shot! Isn't it wonderful to live in a place that provides these photo ops every day?

May 01, 2009 06:58 PM
Sandi Bauman
Chico Homes Real Estate - Chico, CA
Chico CA Realtor

Mike,  I hope you print and frame that top one...  it's gorgeous.  Maybe I should get up earlier and enjoy the sunrise once in a while!

May 02, 2009 01:12 PM
Doreen McPherson
Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe - Tempe, AZ
Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~

Wow!  I am shocked Toto!  Oh wait, that's Kansas.  No, they sing.  They certainly have some beautiful sunrise/sunset scenes! 

May 03, 2009 06:20 PM
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

That's one heck of a sunrise picture. We don't get enough broken clouds here to give us that type of sunrise too often. Sunsets are more common.

May 05, 2009 09:46 PM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I lived there for many years, and the sky goes on for miles, the sunsets are pretty too, especially around the lake.

May 10, 2009 04:36 PM
Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO


Awesome shot.... And the flower is very nice also.


May 15, 2009 04:45 PM
Patt M. Judd
First Realty Company - Cookeville, TN
Realtor - Your Cookeville Connection

i just love your picture post some new oines please ,

Mar 10, 2010 07:27 AM