Beautiful sunrise taken from the deck of the house we were staying in. {11"x14"}

Beautiful sunrise taken from the deck of the house we were staying in. {11"x14"}

7:05 am and cloudy, at the beach pre-sunrise colors are beginning to show. {11"x14"}

7:05 am and cloudy, at the beach pre-sunrise colors are beginning to show. {11"x14"}

7:34 am, I love how it takes clouds to bring out the colors in a sunrise! {11"x14"}

7:34 am, I love how it takes clouds to bring out the colors in a sunrise! {11"x14"}

6:56 am, cloudless pre-sunrise colors. {11"x14"}

6:56 am, cloudless pre-sunrise colors.  {11"x14"}

7:18 am, sun has just risen, it is easy to find solitude on SGI in the winter! {11"x14"}

7:18 am, sun has just risen, it is easy to find solitude on SGI in the winter! {11"x14"}

7:28 am, the sun, just above the horizon, turned the water to gold. {8"x10"}

7:28 am, the sun, just above the horizon, turned the water to gold.   {8"x10"}

6:45 am, half an hour to sunrise, interesting how clouds make such a difference in the color and texture. {11"x14"}

6:45 am, half an hour to sunrise, interesting how clouds make such a difference in the color and texture.  {11"x14"}

6:47 am, a beautiful morning for a pre-sunrise walk. {11"x14"}

6:47 am, a beautiful morning for a pre-sunrise walk.  {11"x14"}

6:55 am, sun not yet up, a good time to capture some colors. {11"x14"}

6:55 am, sun not yet up, a good time to capture some colors.  {11"x14"}

7:11 am, sun just cresting the horizon! {11"x14"}

7:11 am, sun just cresting the horizon!  {11"x14"}

The next morning I walked to the Cut to be there for the golden hour - 1/2 hour before, and 1/2 hour after sunrise. 6:45 am, colors beginning to show.{11"x14"}

The next morning I walked to the Cut to be there for the golden hour - 1/2 hour before, and 1/2 hour after sunrise.   6:45 am, colors beginning to show.{11"x14"}

7:05 am, looking east from the Cut, a misty, foggy morning. {11"x14"}

7:05 am, looking east from the Cut, a misty, foggy morning.  {11"x14"}

7:08 am, looking east, the sun is just below the horizon. {11"x14"}

7:08 am, looking east, the sun is just below the  horizon.  {11"x14"}

7:13 am, right on schedule, the sun is part way up the horizon. Perfect morning for a walk! {8"x10"}

7:13 am, right on schedule, the sun is part way up the horizon.  Perfect morning for a walk!    {8"x10"}

Now facing the Cut, at 7:15 am Little St. George Island is wreathed in mist. {11"x14"}

Now facing the Cut, at 7:15 am Little St. George Island is wreathed in mist.  {11"x14"}

7:23 am, mist, clouds and sun moving rapidly above the horizon. {11"x14"}

7:23 am, mist, clouds and sun moving rapidly above the horizon.  {11"x14"}

7:33 am, the sun moves up behind the clouds while a lone viewer enjoys the solitude. {11"x14"}

7:33 am, the sun moves up behind the clouds while a lone viewer enjoys the solitude.  {11"x14"}

7:34 am, how quickly the light changes, but still a great time for a walk! {8"x10"}

7:34 am, how quickly the light changes, but still a great time for a walk!    {8"x10"}

January sunrise from the St. Marks Refuge lighthouse.

January sunrise from the St. Marks Refuge lighthouse.

January sunrise over the pool behind the St. Marks Refuge lighthouse.

January sunrise over the pool behind the St. Marks Refuge lighthouse.