The image below was the sky that seemed to be just above the sun, since the lighting was so dramatic. However, I did play with it just a bit to emphasize the almost neon quality of the sky that was there.
You'll need to click on the image below to see what I found really cool - one of our neighbors was taking off for a morning flight! This was such an opportunity, I could hardly believe it! Altho it looks like he's taking off directly into the clouds, the clouds are really quite a distance away, hovering over the mountains, and weren't right on top of the airpark! The plane did not head off into the clouds - he turned and flew away from the clouds. As Miki and I finished our walk, we met the plane as it taxied back to his hanger & home!
This next image just reminds me of the quintessential sunrise in rural areas, when folks are getting up to get the morning chores done! The reward for having to do that are sunrises like this!
And, finally, on our way back, we got to see the sun beginning to color the clouds over the mountains. The coloring adds a feeling of depth to the sky. Miki, of course, was too busy with the very interesting sniffs to pay attention to any of this!