Not every week of sunrises is full of inspiration. Earlier this winter was one of the most inspiring stretches of sunrises since this journey began. This last week, a little less so. Variety can play a part, or some inclement weather, or just good energy. Seeing the sun once at sunrise in the last nine mornings, doesn’t necessarily help.

However, this batch of sunrises was a delight to edit. These were some very enjoyable mornings, some magical mornings. My favorite in this batch is comparing June 18, 2020 to January 29, 2019. The June photo was mostly an afterthought. I remember being there, thinking might as well try and take a matching composition, and they’re pretty darn close. It wasn’t my favorite photo from that June morning, but being able to juxtopose the two mornings is a delightful for me.

In other updates, courtesy of my pal Kurt over at @GreenStoneMQT, he shared with me the walkings of Tom Turcich, who walked around the world for some seven odd years. I’ve long had an affinity for these sort of endurance projects, especially when they encompass some sort of documentation as Tom has done. On day 612 Tom wrote the following…

“The great thing about walking everyday is that despite being exposed to the elements I have a purpose each and every day; walk. I never fall asleep unsure what I’ll do with tomorrow. I know I’ll learn a little more and grow little more with each new area I pass into.”

The exact same words can be said for watching sunrise every day. I really loved reading that, figuring I couldn’t distill the experience as simply as Tom has. Sunrise 612 was a long time ago now, September 3, 2020.

Date:
January 16, 2020
Sunrise:
8:28 a.m.
Location:
Mattson Lower Harbor
Temperature:
22 ºF
Felt like:
13 ºF
Sunrise:
381 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Mattson Lower Harbor, Marquette, MI
Date:
February 12, 2020
Sunrise:
7:58 a.m.
Location:
Founders Landing
Temperature:
22 ºF
Felt like:
14 ºF
Sunrise:
408 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Briefly
Sunrise from Founders Landing, Marquette, MI
Date:
March 6, 2020
Sunrise:
7:18 a.m.
Location:
Clark Lambros Park
Temperature:
25 ºF
Felt like:
12 ºF
Sunrise:
431 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
April 15, 2020
Sunrise:
7:01 a.m.
Location:
McCarty's Cove
Temperature:
21 ºF
Felt like:
14 ºF
Sunrise:
471 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI
Date:
May 2, 2020
Sunrise:
6:32 a.m.
Location:
Bum's Beach
Temperature:
47 ºF
Felt like:
45 ºF
Sunrise:
488 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
No it was not
Sunrise from Bum's Beach, Marquette, MI
Date:
June 18, 2020
Sunrise:
5:56 a.m.
Location:
Sunset Point
Temperature:
64 ºF
Felt like:
64 ºF
Sunrise:
535 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
It was
Sunrise from Sunset Point, Marquette, MI
Date:
July 18, 2020
Sunrise:
6:15 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
73 ºF
Felt like:
74 ºF
Sunrise:
565 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Not really
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
August 31, 2020
Sunrise:
7:08 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
56 ºF
Felt like:
56 ºF
Sunrise:
609 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Sure was
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
September 26, 2020
Sunrise:
7:42 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
57 ºF
Felt like:
57 ºF
Sunrise:
635 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Hardly
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
October 18, 2020
Sunrise:
8:12 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
38 ºF
Felt like:
38 ºF
Sunrise:
657 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Nope
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
November 5, 2020
Sunrise:
7:37 a.m.
Location:
Shiras Park
Temperature:
58 ºF
Felt like:
58 ºF
Sunrise:
675 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Eventually
Sunrise from Shiras Park, Marquette, MI
Date:
December 20, 2020
Sunrise:
8:30 a.m.
Location:
Black Rocks
Temperature:
34 ºF
Felt like:
26 ºF
Sunrise:
720 of 365
Was the
sun visible:
Oh yeah
Sunrise from Black Rocks, Marquette, MI