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Why I like getting up early!



Sunrise on the Columbia

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Comment balloon 31 commentsRespect Realty LLC • June 17 2009 09:41AM


Todd, I am so very much better at sunsets than I am at sunrises!  It's hard for me to get up at 5 something to grab the opportunity!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 11 years ago


I have seen that view many times down in the Vancouver and Portland area. I like Portland.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 11 years ago

WOW I would get up ealry if I had that type of view in the morning too. Thank you for sharing.

Have a wonderful wednesday,

Kim White

Posted by Kim White LeBlanc (Keller Williams Las Vegas Realty) over 11 years ago

Hey, Todd. I would wake up early for that as well. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a wonderful day, Jim

Posted by Jim & Maria Hart, Charleston, SC Real Estate (Brand Name Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Hi Todd, 

Great picture! Is that the Columbia? I remember the views from my childhood of the Columbia. The salmon, and the sunsets I remember most, thanks for bringing back the memories! :)


Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) over 11 years ago


Sunrise serenade...!!! Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) over 11 years ago

Todd ---I'm not a fan of early morning, but this is a beautiful shot.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 11 years ago


Early morning is absolutely my favorite time of day. And at my age each morning is a very welcome thing!

Posted by Trey Thurmond, College Station , Texas Homes (BCR Realtors) over 11 years ago

If we had sunrises like that it would be worth while to get up early.

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


That would do it for me. The sky and water look like they are on fire. Fantastic shot. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

Todd... me too.  I like to fish, so morning is always the best time of the day.

sunrise on Cape Cod Canal

Posted by Judy Jennings, Tap into Judy's real estate expertise & resources. (Top Agent Plus) over 11 years ago

Yes, that was taken from the Portland side of the Columbia. I stopped off on the way to my sisters in Washington and had to stop to get these pictures.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) over 11 years ago

Wow, simply amazing.  What an awesome view, I love scenes like this, it always makes me appreciate our Creator and His beauty.  Reminds me of the Kurt Carr song, "Awesome Wonder".

Posted by Regina P. Brown, M.B.A., Broker, Instructor (MBA Broker Consultants) over 11 years ago


Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." Great job. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) over 11 years ago

Hello Todd,

What a beautiful sunrise photo!  Thank you so much for sharing!  Enjoy your Sunday!



Posted by Rita Minion (O'Brien Realty) about 11 years ago

Wow, Todd, it was absolutely worth to get up early!:) Such a peaceful beauty:))

Posted by Joanna Szwyd (StoneHouse Properties) about 11 years ago


   Beautiful sunrise.  Is this a vacation sunrise or an Oregon sunrise.

Connie Lou

Posted by Connie Lou Barnett, GRI,CRS,CRB,SRMM,ARA,PRS,SFR,QSC (Real Living/Home Realty) about 11 years ago

Connie, that was an Oregon sunrise, I was just driving to my sisters when I spotted it.

Posted by Respect Realty LLC, Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate (Respect Realty LLC) about 11 years ago

Todd, I really have to say..this is one of the most beautiful photos, I've seen..if I had a view like that I'd get up early too (and I'm not a morning person)

Posted by Konnie Mac McCarthy, Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!" (MacNificent Properties, LLC) about 11 years ago

Wow, that was well worth getting up for. What a gorgeous shot. Thanks for posting it.

Posted by Randy DeLaMare, Helping friends Realize their Real Estate Dreams (Realtypath LLC) about 11 years ago

Wow, Todd, I see the sunrise every morning but from where I am at it doesn't look like that - at least not more than once in a blue moon.  Gorgeous!

Posted by Joanne O'Donnell (Chic Home Interiors) about 11 years ago

Todd those colors are fantastic but they can also be found when the sun sets in the PM.

I tried to .be a AM person for years and finally gave into my natural rythm

Posted by Bob Dunn (Sutton Group West Coast Realty) about 11 years ago

Hey Todd..I bet you Stayed up all night waiting for the Sun to Rise. Great Photo !

Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Todd, this is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you for sharing!

Posted by Marney Kirk, Towson, Maryland Real Estate (Cummings & Co. Realtors) about 11 years ago

I can see why you stopped to take a photo, Todd.  Isn't it amazing what God can paint with His own paintbrush?  You can't make this stuff up.

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) about 11 years ago

Todd - That photo is beyond stunning!  It's your picture that lets me know it is ok to plant yellow, orange, pink, blue and purple wildflowers in my garden next year.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 11 years ago

Early is SO worth it! Just wish I could do it more often! LOL


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

That is beautiful and I'm glad you like to get up early so you can share it. 

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


Thanks for sharing....I am a morning person...but usually miss the beautiful moment in the day....

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) about 11 years ago

I love the colors and reflection of the water.....really peaceful.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 11 years ago

That is beautiful. What an incredible sunrise. I always get the sunsets. I guess it dakes people who prefer both ends of the sun-cycle ;-)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

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