Skywatch Friday: Mt. Nebo Sunrise

The pre-dawn view from Sunrise Point on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2014.

The pre-dawn view from Sunrise Point on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2014.

(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.

When Betsy and I visit Mt. Nebo in Arkansas, we tend to get up a little earlier than usual so we can drive to Sunrise Point to watch the sun come up.

If the visibility is good, we can see much of the Arrkansas River valley below us before the sun makes its appearance.

The sun making its first appearance across the Arkansas River valley.  February 27, 2014.

The sun making its first appearance across the Arkansas River valley. February 27, 2014.

In late February we can catch our first glimpse of the sun just beyond the end of Petit Jean Mountain across the valley.

The day is off to a great start on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas.  February 27, 2014.

The day is off to a great start on Mt. Nebo, Arkansas. February 27, 2014.

It doesn’t take long before the sun is completely up filling the sky with light reflected in the waters of the river below us.  It’s always a gorgeous sight, and gets our day off to a wonderful start.

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32 Responses to “Skywatch Friday: Mt. Nebo Sunrise”

  1. Ms. A Says:

    Very nice sequence, George!

  2. denise Says:

    Gorgeous photos George and popping over from Betsy’s blog to wish you a Very Happy Birthday.

  3. FlowerLady Lorraine Says:

    Nice photos George.

    I just came from Betsy’s blog to ** wish you a wonderful 72nd birthday **. I know the two of you will have a great time celebrating.


  4. Neal Says:

    That is a beautiful place and those pictures capture the beauty.

    Happy birthday….hope you guys have a great time celebrating.

  5. Linda M. Says:

    Have a very Happy Birthday, George. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating. Also, those are some awesome pictures.

  6. furrygnome Says:

    Happy Birthday George! That trip to Arkansas does sound very interesting. I’m always amazed at all the waterfalls you two find.

  7. I Am Woody Says:

    Beautiful! I sure wish sunrises happened a little later in the day. Haha!

  8. Linda at To Behold The Beauty Says:

    I agree with Woody! I know I would love sunrises just as much as sunsets if they just occurred at a more convenient time. 🙂

    Your photos of this Mt. Nebo sunrise are beautiful, of course.

    Hope you have a very special birthday on Sunday and a great week of celebration.

  9. ladyfi Says:

    Oh, that is so gorgeous!

  10. Cathy Kennedy Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos! One thing I have been wanting to do for a very long time is to photograph the sunrise from Clingman’s Dome. Maybe, this spring we will have an opportunity to hike to the summit. I think the last time we did that, our son wasn’t a year old. He’ll be 20 this May. I say it’s time to do something about this. It’s nice to meet you on Skywatch Friday!

    Morning sunrise in Knoxville, TN
    It just dawn on me when else does the sunrise, but in the morning. Gee, I’m silly! lol

  11. sylviakirks Says:

    Such a gorgeous, dramatic way to begin any day and such superb captures!!! Have a most wonderful birthday, George!! March 9 was my Mother’s birthday!! I’ll be thinking of you and sending good thoughts for a terrific day — one that I know you and Betsy will make the most of!!

  12. Busy Bee Suz Says:

    So lovely, This would be the ONLY thing that could make me rise before the sun. 🙂

  13. Blackberry Lane Says:

    Pretty pics. Wishing you a wonderful birthday!!!!!

  14. Anneli Says:

    Wonderful sunset!

  15. dayphoto Says:

    Have a really nice Birthday Sunday, George!!!

    ♬♬♬ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ♬♬♬

  16. rhiebert Says:

    Beautiful scenes.A little birdie told me that you are having a special day on Sunday. Happy Birthday and have a great year ahead.

  17. Rajesh Says:

    Spectacular sunrise. Love the color shades.

  18. Peter B Says:

    I like the sequence of shots, very beautiful!

  19. sandie Says:

    I am here from Betsy’s blog too – HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!

  20. Carletta Says:

    The last one is lovely!
    Have a wonderful birthday George!

  21. Linda W. Says:

    That is gorgeous! Love the sun peeking over the horizon.

  22. Eileen Says:

    Pretty sunrise/sunset shots. The view is gorgeous! Happy Birthday, George!

  23. MaryBeth Says:

    Sunsets are always great aren’t they. MB

  24. Linda G. Says:

    Beautiful sunrise; great way to start the day!

  25. Grandma Bonnie Says:

    Your sunrise photos are so beautiful! Happy Birthday! Hope you and betsy have a good one!

  26. Joy Says:

    Amazing pictures:)
    Happy birthday George! I wish both you and Betsy more love and happiness, more mountains to hike and more pictures to be taken:)

  27. Amanda Watkins Says:

    Happy birthday, George!!
    We just don’t have view points like this in our parts of northern MN. I love living in the woods, but I often wish we could see the sunrises & sunsets better!!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend, and wishing you a wonderful year ahead!

  28. Violet's Veg*n e-comics Says:

    These are brilliant photos 🙂 How wonderful.

  29. Pat-Arkansas Says:

    A belated Happy Birthday, George. I’m glad you enjoyed your trip to Arkansas.

  30. diane Says:

    Lovely sunrises. Happy Birthday for last week.

  31. Lorri Says:

    What stunning photos, and filled with wonderful tones and contrasts. So serene…

  32. Sartenada Says:

    I am late to say: Happy Birthday George! It seems that I am two years younger than I am. My “great” day is in next May.

    Your photos were fantastic. I loved especially the color contrasts blue and rose.

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