As 2019 approached its end, many people inquired if I was goinng to sleep in on January 1. Of course I wasn’t going to sleep in. Year of the Sunrise opened my heart and soul in such a way, I concluded, why would I stop such a healthy and rewarding practice? Afterall, it already feels like sleeping in when January sunrises are an entire two hours later than summer.

With the conclusion of YOTS I, one significant takeaway was to encourage others to watch more sunrises this year than they had the year before.

While driving to Peninsula Point Lighthouse on January 1, I made the realization that 2020 was a leap year, meaning I could actually fulfill the same commitment I’ve been asking of others. So, I watched another 366 consecutive sunrises.

Two and half months into YOTS II everything changed when I was forced to close my retail shop due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no way to know what was to come, but during a trying year I leaned further into my sunrise ritual, giving me something positive to focus on during an unprecedented year. Nearly each and every morninng became a meditation focused on gratitude. No matter how gray the day, literally or emotionally, I was reminded the sun still rises.

Photo publishing schedule
The current workflow is to publish one batch of photos each week. Each batch of 12 photos will include one sunrise from each month. Subscribe to receieve weekly photo and project updates. Eager to see a particular date? Make a request for which sunrise gets published next.

January

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
10
Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
11
12
13
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
14
Sunrise from Founders Landing Boardwalk
15
Sunrise from Mattson Lower Harbor
16
17
18
19
20
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
21
22
23
Sunrise from Founder's Landing
24
25
Sunrise from Head of the Bay
26
27
28
29
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
30
31

February

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
01
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
02
03
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
04
05
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
06
07
08
09
Sunrise from Harbor of Refuge
10
11
Sunrise from Founders Landing
12
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
13
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
25
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
26
27
28
Sunrise from North of Picnic Rocks
29

March

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
Sunrise from Shiras Park
03
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks
04
05
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
06
07
08
09
Sunrise from Founders Landing
10
11
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
12
13
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
14
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
17
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
27
28
29
30
Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
31

April

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
03
Sunrise from Shiras Park
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
13
14
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
15
16
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
19
Sunrise from Shiras Park
20
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
23
Sunrise from Shiras Park
24
25
26
27
Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
28
29
Sunrise from Shiras Park
30

May

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
02
03
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
04
05
06
07
08
Sunrise from Mouth of the Carp
09
Sunrise from Wetmore Landing
10
11
12
13
Sunrise from Mount Marquette
14
15
Sunrise from Shiras Park
16
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
20
21
Sunrise from Bum's Beach
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Sunrise from Shiras Park
29
30
31

June

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from Shiras Park
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Sunrise from Presque Isle
08
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
09
10
11
12
13
14
Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
Sunrise from Presque Isle
17
Sunrise from Sunset Point
18
19
20
21
Sunrise from Point Abbaye
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
Sunrise from McCarty's Playground
29
Sunrise from Lakeshore Boulevard
30

July

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
01
Sunrise from ROTC Rock
02
Sunrise from Shiras Park
03
Sunrise from Lakenenland
04
05
06
07
Sunrise from Shiras Park
08
09
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
28
29
30
Sunrise from South Beach
31

August

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
Sunrise from Shiras Park
08
09
10
Sunrise from Shiras Park
11
12
Sunrise from Shiras Park
13
14
15
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
16
17
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
20
21
22
23
24
Sunrise from Shiras Park
25
26
Sunrise from Shiras Park
27
Sunrise from Black Rocks
28
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
29
30
Sunrise from Shiras Park
31

September

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
11
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
12
13
14
15
16
17
Sunrise from Presque Isle
18
Sunrise from Shiras Park
19
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
22
23
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
24
25
Sunrise from Shiras Park
26
27
28
Sunrise from Founders Landing
29
30

October

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
01
Sunrise from Shiras Park
02
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
03
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
04
05
06
07
08
09
Sunrise from Shiras Park
10
11
Sunrise from Shiras Park
12
13
14
15
Sunrise from Presque Isle
16
17
Sunrise from Shiras Park
18
19
20
21
Sunrise from Shiras Park
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
Sunrise from Presque Isle
30
31

November

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
01
02
03
Sunrise from Shiras Park
04
Sunrise from Shiras Park
05
06
07
Sunrise from Shiras Park
08
09
Sunrise from Whitefish Point
10
11
12
13
14
15
Sunrise from LS&I Dock
16
17
18
19
20
Sunrise from Shiras Park
21
Sunrise from Thill's Fish Dock
22
23
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
24
25
26
Sunrise from Presque Isle
27
Sunrise from Shiras Park
28
29
30

December

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
01
02
Sunrise from Lakeshore Blvd.
03
04
Sunrise from Founders Landing
05
06
07
Sunrise from Marquette Lighthouse
08
Sunrise from Little Presque Isle
09
10
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
11
12
13
14
Sunrise from Shiras Park
15
16
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
17
18
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
19
Sunrise from Black Rocks
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31