Nearly the first thing I do each morning on a photo trip is have a look at the sky and check the weather satellite imagery if I can. Seeing great lenticular clouds up top on a pre-dawn check, and the satellite showing the prairies to the east largely clear of cloud cover, I knew sunrise was almost sure to be fantastic. Getting to a favorite location looking over Mt. Michener and Abraham Lake, our small group was treated to an amazing explosion of dawn color that went on and on. That’ll wake you up!