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Stormy Morning Sunrise, Caddo, Oklahoma

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!


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Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
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Comment balloon 36 commentsMike Jones • April 23 2009 11:02PM


Mike,  either you're a master photographer or you DO, indeed, have such a rich, colorful palette to capture in your photographs!  As always, excellent shots!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) over 11 years ago

Mike, thanks for your beauty from early morning Oklahoma. Oftentimes the beginning of the day can be just as spectacular as the end.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) over 11 years ago


We certainly inhabit a beautiful place in the universe.  God is good!


Your encouragement is as good as the shot.  Don't you feel you could reach out and touch those dark clouds in the upper left?  Thanks for stopping by to make my day a good one.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Holy smoke, Mike ~ in all my years in Oklahoma, I don't ever recall seeing a sunrise like that.  Must be the cattle rustling you're doing.  Very nice pics, my friend!

Posted by Randy Hooker, Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek (Dreamcatcher Realty / Greater Phoenix Area) over 11 years ago


With some of these critters, it's more like "cattle wrestling."  LOL

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Hey Mike,

I hate coming to your blog because I become mesmerized by your stunning photography and then I lose all sense of time. 

Now where was I?  :)

Posted by Bruce Brockmeier, Coached By Crouch (Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS®) over 11 years ago


It's just plain FUN!  Thanks for hating to come here, and then overcoming those feelings long enough to comment.  LOL

'Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

Hi Mike!
Wow...I mean, really....WOW! There's just nothing more to say!

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) over 11 years ago

Beautiful start to your most beautiful day....wonderful pics Mike!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Incredible photo's Mike... I hope you're having fun... God bless.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) over 11 years ago

Mike, Great photos. I see you are like me, you don't go anywhere without your camera...

Your building consultant in Nashville, TN

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Mike you always seem to have the most amazing photos! This one is just gorgeous.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 11 years ago
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Posted by Kate Kate over 11 years ago

That's an awsome sunrise photo, Mike.  Very nice!

Well, I gotta saddle up and ride on outa here . . .

Posted by Mike Hendren (Mike Hendren Photography) over 11 years ago

Mike, the one thing I have missed about Kansas is the sky.  It appears that Oklahoma has that same sky going on!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) over 11 years ago

Grand photo! This time of year is full of surprises!

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Posted by Charles McDonald®, REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Solutions) over 11 years ago


Incredible, sun rise.


Posted by William J. Archambault, Jr. (The Real Estate Investment Institute ) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by Mike Eddy, Maui Real Estate Broker (Coldwell Banker Island Properties) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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

 CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)

 Thanks for the look!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz over 11 years ago

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

Now get back to work!  LOL

Posted by Carol Smith (Casmi Photography) over 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 11 years ago

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. 

Posted by 1~Judi Barrett, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) over 11 years ago


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

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

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


Posted by Debi Boucher, "Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours ( Real Estate Showcase Photography) over 11 years ago


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

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) over 11 years ago

That is one beautiful picture of a sunrise!

Posted by Patt M. Judd, Realtor - Your Cookeville Connection (First Realty Company) over 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Karen Cooper, Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States (Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by John Mayer, Your Beach Area Expert (Oikos Realty, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach Florida) over 11 years ago

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!

Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) over 11 years ago

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.

Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 11 years ago

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

Posted by Cindy Bryant, "Houston Home Staging Pros" (Redesign Etc. Home Staging) over 11 years ago


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


Posted by Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 11 years ago

i just love your picture post some new oines please ,

Posted by Patt M. Judd, Realtor - Your Cookeville Connection (First Realty Company) almost 11 years ago

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