A Photo a Week Challenge: Sunrise

After seeing Nancy’s post here for the Photo A Week Challenge, I got inspired to post a few of my summer morning walk sunrise photos.

Every workday during the summer, I got up before sunrise to do my daily walk. I didn’t realize the treat I would be blessed with each day as I watched the sun come up. I took dozens of photos. Little did I know that once our monsoon season hit, the scenery would change, and our desert wash area would be transformed, blanketed with vibrant greens and yellows. The colors are still somewhat subtle, but so beautiful.

I took these sunrise photos with my cell phone, stopping time after time to capture some of the beauty I was blessed with along the path.

The two bottom photos are just after sunrise, but the sun brings the green and yellows to life.


This photo is very near where the photo above was taken.

This photo is also in the same area as the two photos above.
Farther down along the path.

23 Comments Add yours

  1. aussiebirder says:

    Love the way you caught the sun beams across the landscape Lisa, beautiful captures my friend πŸ™‚ I especially love the context of the first shot with the empty seat in it, it speaks to me.

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    1. Thank you! I love that little bench. I have a few photos of that area!

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  2. restlessjo says:

    It must have been fabulous to be out there, Lisa.

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    1. It was, and it’s right by my house. I would see quite a few familiar faces each morning as I walked (human and puppy 😊) .

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    1. Thank you so much! It was beautiful to watch the sky change as I walked 😊

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  3. Toonsarah says:

    Beautiful sunrise photos!

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    1. Thank you Sarah! 😊

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  4. Thanks for your effort of getting up early to catch the sunrise. For me, the pre-sunrise sky can be spectacular! Well done, Lisa.

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    1. Thank you, Frank! When I started walking that route, I didn’t realize the view I’d have of the sunrise. It made getting up so early worth it!


  5. Naomi says:

    My favorite time of the day…I love watching the sun rise. Thank you for these beautiful photos!

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    1. Thank you! It’s early, but it’s beautiful!


  6. VJ Knutson says:

    Gorgeous. I want to be there.

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    1. Thank you VJ! I didn’t realize how beautiful it would be. It’s so hot I headed out right when it was barely getting light out.

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      1. VJ Knutson says:

        The heat would be nice too, Lisa. Looking out at a white world right now.

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  7. Priti says:

    Wonderful sunrise! So beautifully captured. Thank you for sharing πŸ’•πŸŽ‰πŸ˜Š

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate the comment! 😊


      1. Priti says:

        God bless you

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  8. Alice says:

    So beautiful! I love seeing sunrise and sunset pictures, although I have to admit I don’t get up often to see the sunrise ones!

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    1. Thank you! I didn’t realize how beautiful it would be when I started walking that route. So glad I took some photos!! 😊


  9. Wind Kisses says:

    There is nothing like walking to the sunrise in the morning to gain that “peace of life today”. Donna

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    1. Yes! And as much effort as it took to get up early every day and go, it was SO worth it! (and not just for the sunrise, that was an awesome bonus 😊)

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      1. Wind Kisses says:

        Yes. I have been doing the same for the last few months, about 3 days a week. There is something magical about seeing it come over the horizon. Definitely a bonus.

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