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Picture Perfect Sunrise With Rainbow: Chandler, AZ

Sunrise Rainbow in Chandler, AZ: Mike in Tucson, mortgage lender

~ Vertical Rainbow at Sunrise, Chandler, AZ ~

It's a 2 1/2 hour drive from Tucson to Mesa, and my first REALTOR appointment was at 8:00 a.m.  I was up at 4:30 and on the road by 5:30.  It was dark when I stopped at Starbucks on Cortaro Road, and dawn was beginning to brighten the edges of the sky when I passed Picacho Peak.

Sunrise in December can be especially beautiful in Arizona when the rains come, as they have this month.  It's raining tonight as I write this, and the clouds were already in evidence at dawn. 

This photo is looking west, away from the rising sun, and what you see in the center is a vertical rainbow.  I was just coming into Chandler, and with the traffic picking up, I didn't want to stop and pull out the camera.  This photo, somewhat blurred by the speed of the car, was taken with my Droid Pro pressed against the window.  I liked the effect enough to share it with you.

Maybe Lenn Harley will turn it into a real painting!  She's done it before with my photos.

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Comment balloon 23 commentsMike Jones • December 29 2010 10:55PM

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Mike, That is gorgeous!  My parents just got back to Mesa this afternoon.

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 9 years ago

Great Photo Mike.  Mesa looks like a nice area...

Posted by Eric Anderson, Fort Bragg Military Relocation Services, Fayettevi (Eric Anderson Realty Group) almost 9 years ago

Eric,

You would like it here; plan to visit!

Marchel,

Isn't it? Thanks for being the first to comment; see you on your blog.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Mike

It's a beauitful photo and it would make an outstanding printing.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 9 years ago

It pays to get up early and greet the day! Your talent behind the lense of your camera gave us all pleasure!

GREAT WAY TO START THE DAY!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 9 years ago

As I was clicking on your blog, I was thinking... I wonder what gorgeous photo he will have today... you didn't let me down!! :)

Posted by Joni Bailey, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (101 Main St. Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike ---Thats a awesome photo..That will be great painting.Thank you for sharing

Posted by John Puplava, ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C. (ABC Home Inspections,L.L.C.) almost 9 years ago

Rain always clears the air.  I can't wait for tomorrow's sunrise and sunset.  As usual, your pictures truly depict our gorgeous Arizona scenery.

Posted by Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty, Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona (Leolinda Realty) almost 9 years ago

Leolinda,

Thanks!  Happy New Year to you and yours!

John,

You're welcome!  Happy New Year!

Joni,

What a nice thing to say; I appreciate you.  Happy New Year!

Patricia,

Happy New Year! You're very kind; thanks for your encouragement!

Lou,

Thank you, my friend. Happy New Year!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 9 years ago

Mike - Nice! I like it with the blurred effect. Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) almost 9 years ago

Mike....It turned out good even though you took it with your phone....mine normally don't turn out that good. Nice shot! Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 9 years ago

That's an interesting picture, Mike, and very pretty. I've never heard of a vertical rainbow; did you name it that?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 9 years ago

Good morning Mike,

The photo would make a nice painting, then again any picture you take would make a nice painting.

Happy New Year my friend.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) almost 9 years ago

Happy New Year Big Guy!  That's STUNNING!  Your work ethic is incredible!

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) almost 9 years ago

Glad you were able to catch that, even if you were taking a photo while driving!!!!   tsk, tsk.  

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 9 years ago

 

Happy New Year  Mike -  thank you for touching my life with your blog in 2010.  Wanted to share this quote with you on this first day of 2011 - " We will open a book.  the pages of the book are blank.  we will put words on the pages ourselves.  The book is called Opportunity and and the fist chapter is New Years Day"     Edith Lovejoy Pierce

 

Posted by Kate Bourland, Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing (Marketing with Kate) almost 9 years ago

Happy New Year, Mike.

 

Breathtaking photo.  Maybe I need to get up a little earlier?  Nah, I like my sleep too much - I'll just enjoy your photos.

 

Thanks for sharing and I wish you and your family a wonderful 2011!!!

Posted by Juli Vosmik, Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739 (Dominion Fine Properties) almost 9 years ago

I was hoping to see some Tucson snow photos...  Did you get some good shots, did is snow much on your side of the mountain?? 

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 9 years ago

What a fantastic photo! Wishing you a wonderful 2011 filled with health, happiness and prosperity!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

Mike-you take the best pictures of the desert. I like taking pictures from the mountain top after hiking. Love when there are clouds in the sky at sunset.

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 9 years ago

Mike-I just wanted to drop by and say hello and wish you an awesome year in Real Estate for 2011!

Posted by Joseph D. Federico, Eastern Massachusetts Real Estate (Donahue Real Estate Co.) almost 9 years ago

that looks like heaven! Thanks for sharing all of those wonderful shades of pink!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 9 years ago

Nothing wrong with that smart phone pic.  I find myself using my iPhone camera more and more these days just because it's so easy.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 9 years ago

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