I looked out the window at 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning and conditions were looking pretty good for a colorful sunrise as there was a gap near the horizon to the North. At 4:30 a.m., my lack of sleep paid off as I was rewarded with this beautiful morning!
Because the mountains extend so far to the Northwest and Northeast, we rarely see colorful sunrises or sunsets around here in the summer – the rising / setting sun just doesn’t have the needed gap to illuminate the underside of the clouds. Our best skies usually happen in the winter when the sun is rising and setting to the South over the ocean. What a treat!