Not-So-Speechless Sunday - Red Lodge Sunrise on Father's Day

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Not-So-Speechless Sunday - Red Lodge Sunrise on Father's Day

I was up earlier than usual today and in time to admire today's beautiful sunrise in Red Lodge.

Here are a few of my best shots in chronological order.  They were all taken using a tripod on Father's Day (June 20, 2010) from the top of a hill in Grizzly Peak Mountain Homes subdivision.   

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

4:43PM (Yes, I was up very early!).  All times shown under each photo are Mountain Time.

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

4:51AM (Red sky in Red Lodge)

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

4:52AM (You should be able to see the sage brushes on top of the hill in the above photo)

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

4:54AM (View of the Pryor Mountains)

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

4:59AM (Close-up of the Prior Mountains to focus on the clouds above it and that beautiful red/orange colored morning sky)

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

5:18AM (It is going to be a nice day in Red Lodge for Father's Day)

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

5:23AM

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

5:24AM

Sunrise in Red Lodge, Montana - June 20, 2010

5:25AM

I love the change of colors in the sky in the morning as the sun comes up and I made sure to take the time to enjoy them on this Father's Day and to share them with you.  I was not the only one enjoying this beautiful sunrise.  My 3 dogs were up on the hill with me.   Unexpected but a very nice surprise on this morning, Papa and Momma blue birds were up and active feeding there chicks.   This papa was very busy on this Father's Day!  Check him out at A Busy Dad in Red Lodge on Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the dads from Red Lodge, Montana!

Gerry Khatchikian

 

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Comments (20)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Beautiful photos!  I do more sunset shots.  I have trouble getting up early enough for sun rise, but you sure do show that it's worth the trouble.

Jun 20, 2010 01:08 PM
Charles Edwards Bentonville
Coldwell Banker Harris McHaney & Faucette 479-253-3796 - Bentonville, AR
AR REALTOR, Bentonville Real Estate Agent and Broker

Gerry,

Great pictures of your beautiful part of the world. Thanks!

Jun 20, 2010 01:10 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Patricia,

I did not set my alarm clock for this photo shoot.  It just happened that I woke up and could not go back to sleep and after an hour, with the sky color getting lighter, I figured might as well go outdoors and enjoy a sunrise along with my dogs.  I probably got lot more sunrise photos as well.  :)

Jun 20, 2010 02:28 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Charles,

You are welcome.  Thank you for stopping by to enjoy the morning scenery.  :)

Jun 20, 2010 02:29 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Gerry, very beautiful sunrise!  Great job!

Jun 20, 2010 03:09 PM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Gerry - what glorious colors.  Love this photo series.  But I'm more like Pat - sticking with the sunsets.  I have a haard time getting up and out in time for the the sunrises.  Thanks for sharing.

Jun 20, 2010 03:44 PM
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Gerry - These are some of the most gorgeous and colourful (or colorful if you prefer) sunrise photos I have seen!  I'll bet that the blue bird parents wanted to make sure their kids saw the gorgeous sunrise too!

Jun 20, 2010 05:15 PM
Jim & Maria Hart
Brand Name Real Estate - Charleston, SC
Charleston, SC Real Estate

You were up VERY early!!  But you captured some gorgeous colors in your shots!

Jun 21, 2010 07:04 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Tony & Darcy,

Thank you.  It was a pleasure (not a job).  :)

Jun 21, 2010 07:19 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Leah,

Thank you for visiting this post.  I am usually not an early riser but the birds were chirping louder than usual that morning and I guess it was meant to be.  I made sure I got plenty of sleep at the end of that day and I was up much later this morning.  :)

Jun 21, 2010 07:20 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Marc,

The nesting box was deep (as seen from the photos of the other post from the same day) and I don't think the blue bird chicks could see any of the beautiful sunrise.  But, I hope they will get to experience plenty of beautiful sunrises once they come out of the nest.  Until then, they will have to take their parents' word for it.  :) 

Jun 21, 2010 07:25 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Jim & Maria,

The birds made me do it!  :)

Thank you for visiting this post and for your comment.

Talk about birds, since you two are from South Carolina, some bird told me that you may also enjoy looking at the photos in this recent post of mine: Love is Everywhere but Can You See it? Sending You Some Love Signs from Red Lodge, Montana 

Jun 21, 2010 07:26 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Gerry in the Red Lodge, we only have one questions for you............what the heck were you doing up that early and on a Sunday!

Jun 21, 2010 03:06 PM
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Gerry ~ your photos of the blue bird were just beautiful.  I had to come see your sunrise photos.  I was not disappointed.  I love the hot pink color that you captured!

Jun 21, 2010 03:45 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Gary and these photos are wonderful and look at those "REDS" ... and featured at one of my favorite groups!

CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

VB ;-)

Jun 21, 2010 04:01 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Al and Peggy,

I just woke up early and could not go back to sleep.  I guess Mother Nature wanted me to experience and share this sunrise with my Canadian Buddies and all my friends here on AR.  :)

Jun 21, 2010 05:18 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Dawn,

Thank you.  I am glad you visited this pair of posts that tied well with each other.  Lots of intense colors from the hot pink of the morning sky to the bright blue of the blue bird.  :)

Jun 21, 2010 05:20 PM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Vegas Bob,

RED seems to be fitting for Red Lodge.  Thank you for the feature at one of my favorite groups as well (and created by you).  :)

Gerry

Jun 21, 2010 05:21 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

I applaud those of you who get out there to show us what a sunrise looks like lol.  Boy the sun sure does come up early in your neck of the woods.  I'm sure your dogs were ready for a nap when they got home.  Were you?

Jun 22, 2010 08:04 AM
Gerry Khatchikian
Red Lodge, MT
ASA, TRC, SFR

Jenny,

The dogs did get their nap later that day.  No nap for me.  Since I got up very early that day, I also went to bed early.  :)

Jun 23, 2010 01:05 PM