Going back through the photos I've taken, I realized that this set, taken on July 27, was one where we had some good color going on. We had a simply amazing sunset 2 nights ago; that will be for another day.
Sunrises and sunsets were something I never saw from our place in CT. In fact, I never saw a single sunrise the entire time I lived there. Sunsets I saw on rare occasion; you had to make a special effort to go somewhere to see them, where trees and buildings weren't totally obscuring the view.
Now that I have a "deck with a view", it means I'm grabbing my camera a lot. Incidentally, these were all shot with my 8-y.o. Olympus 3.1MP p&s, since my DSLR lens didn't have any wide angle capacity. It takes surprisingly good photos given its age and small sensor size. Good news is that I purchased a much higher end lens from eBay (used, and less than half of what the same lens costs new) that's a much broader zoom - 18-70mm. I could tell the difference in the quality of the lens, the glass, and the resultant photos immediately.
Coming into the light
Over Smelter Mtn.
Sunset diffusion with tree