As of today, only 737 sunrises left to publish. This morning at Shiras Park was the first morning of the season wearing shorts at sunrise and concludes forty-one consecutive months without missing a sunrise.

This has been a difficult week. And before this news broke I had already been writing about the drowning feeling of defeat, struggling to figure out how to thrive while going it alone.

Before there, it writing a big list of items that began with “If only…” As I reflect on this project, I want it to become more transparent, about mental health, adversity, the struggle of being a full-time artist, and so forth. Very much like sunrises, to not only present the good, beautiful, easy mornings.

A not entirely arbitrary score of this drop: 3.1/10

Date:
January 4, 2020
Sunrise:
8:33 a.m.
Location:
Bum's Beach
Temperature:
25 ºF
Felt like:
20 ºF
Sunrise:
369 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nay
Sunrise from Bum's Beach, Marquette, MI
Date:
February 16, 2020
Sunrise:
7:52 a.m.
Location:
Clark Lambros Park
Temperature:
21 ºF
Felt like:
12 ºF
Sunrise:
412 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
No
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
March 18, 2020
Sunrise:
7:55 a.m.
Location:
Clark Lambros Park
Temperature:
27 ºF
Felt like:
20 ºF
Sunrise:
443 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
April 26, 2020
Sunrise:
6:42 a.m.
Location:
Marquette Harbor Lighthouse
Temperature:
38 ºF
Felt like:
34 ºF
Sunrise:
482 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Yes
Sunrise from Marquette Harbor Lighthouse, Marquette, MI
Date:
June 4, 2020
Sunrise:
5:58 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
52 ºF
Felt like:
52 ºF
Sunrise:
521 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Yes
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
June 5, 2020
Sunrise:
5:57 a.m.
Location:
Presque Isle
Temperature:
65 ºF
Felt like:
65 ºF
Sunrise:
522 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Briefly
Sunrise from Presque Isle, Marquette, MI
Date:
July 5, 2020
Sunrise:
6:03 a.m.
Location:
Picnic Rocks
Temperature:
67 ºF
Felt like:
68 ºF
Sunrise:
552 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from Picnic Rocks, Marquette, MI
Date:
August 1, 2020
Sunrise:
6:31 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
61 ºF
Felt like:
61 ºF
Sunrise:
579 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Most certainly
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
September 4, 2020
Sunrise:
7:13 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
53 ºF
Felt like:
53 ºF
Sunrise:
613 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
October 24, 2020
Sunrise:
8:20 a.m.
Location:
South Beach
Temperature:
32 ºF
Felt like:
27 ºF
Sunrise:
663 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from South Beach, Marquette, MI
Date:
November 2, 2020
Sunrise:
7:33 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
25 ºF
Felt like:
18 ºF
Sunrise:
672 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
No
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
December 25, 2020
Sunrise:
8:37 a.m.
Location:
Municipal Marina
Temperature:
17 ºF
Felt like:
6 ºF
Sunrise:
725 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nah
Sunrise from Municipal Marina, Baraga, MI