December 22, 2019

Wetmore Landing at 8:31am

Sunrise from Wetmore Landing, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 356 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:31
  • Azimuth: 124°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: Yes


  • Temperature: 36 ºF
  • Felt like: 32 ºF
  • Conditions: Clear
  • Wind: 4 mph
  • Visibility: 10.0 mi
  • Humidity: 66%


  • 17mm
  • f/18.0
  • 1/60 sec
  • 400


Wetmore Landing, Marquette, MI

46° 37' 1" N, -87° 27' 49" W

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Musings [236 words]

1, 2, 3, 4, 5 … 20, 21, 22, 23… 65, 66, 67, 68… 120, 121, 122, 123 … 228, 229, 230, 231 … 289, 290, 291 … 354, 355, 356.

Three-hundred fifty-six consecutive sunrises.

When we turn on the teletube, we’re used to hearing numbers that end in -illions. They’re engrained in our minds. But have you taken time to sit back and think about how big of a number three-hundred sixty-five is? It’s huge. Really.

Other than basic bodily functions and maybe brushing your teeth, what thing do you do every single day for a year straight, without missing a day, no excuses, no exceptions.

A month went by and I thought, ok, I can announce this, I can make this a goal. Another month goes by and it’s routine by March. But I don’t becomea morning person unti summer. At that point, you look back and realize it’s been a 180+ days.

Then, you look ahead, and you realize all of a sudden you have nine days remaining to complete a year. Nine. 1, 2, 3, 4… 9.

I’ve been thinking of writers. It seems there are countless writers quoted as saying “I write x number of words per dsay.” Without missing a day, suddenly you look back and you have a novel. It could be a body of work of any measure.

One by one. And all of a sudden… you’ve changed.


Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.