SkyWatch Friday: Gaither Mountain Sunrise

Sunrise from Gaither Mountain, Harrison, Arkansas. August 7, 2012.

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

On our last morning in Arkansas Betsy and I got up before dawn to watch the sun rise from Gaither Mountain near Harrison, Arkansas.  We had traveled over the mountain the previous day and we knew the view was spectacular.

What we didn’t know is that we would be delayed by a road construction project that started before dawn.  So the sky was already showing color by the time we got to the overlook (see photo above).

Sunrise from Gaither Mountain, Harrison, Arkansas. August 7, 2012.

It took a while, but after a while the sun started to put in an appearance.

Sunrise from Gaither Mountain, Harrison, Arkansas. August 7, 2012.

Later we were able to enjoy the sun in all of its golden glory.  What a marvelous way to begin a day.

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24 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Gaither Mountain Sunrise”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Wow, when I enlarge these you can get a glimpse of the landscape in the glow! Very nice!

  2. diane Says:

    Unless you prefer to sleep in like me. (In winter that is)

  3. Larry Says:

    Gorgeous shots George

  4. MadSnapper Says:

    in by book this is the perfect way to start a day… I love sunrise

  5. rhiebert Says:

    WOW!!! These are amazing pictures. That must have been one of those special moments of peace.

  6. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    What a glorious way to begin the day — any day! And what terrific captures, George! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Merisi in Vienna Says:

    Great morning show, you caught it just in time!

    Happy Skywatch,

  8. maryBeth Says:

    All spectacular shots, George. I am glad you and Betsy got up early. MB

  9. joy Says:

    awesome shot!

  10. Rajesh Says:

    Spectacular sunrise shots. The mix of colors is vey nice.

  11. Marie Says:


  12. Sallie (FullTime-Life) Says:

    Beautiful morning! Glad you got up early and thanks for sharing.

  13. Sallie (FullTime-Life) Says:

    Glad you got up early — beautiful morning. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Łucja-Maria Says:

    Your photos are fantastic.
    I love the sunsets are so beautiful.

  15. Eileen Says:

    Hello George, gorgeous sunrise and sunset captures. I love the layers of colors. Beautiful photos. Happy Skywatching!

  16. Peter B Says:

    Incredible colors!

  17. natureintheburbs Says:

    Beautiful, definitely worth waking up early for!

  18. ZielonaMila Says:

    Beautiful photographs, such views are giving relief to the heart and the soul. I am greeting

  19. Red Nomad OZ (@RedNomadOZ) Says:

    Whenever you think a sunset is over, wait a bit longer for thebest colour to come out! Have a great weekend!

  20. bertN Says:

    Beautiful captures!

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  22. Rose Says:

    These are just so beautiful, George.

  23. ladyfi Says:

    These are so beautiful!

  24. Sartenada Says:

    Amazing photos again George. I love them.

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