A continuation of the journey that began on January 1, 2010, recorded in "a year of getting up to meet the day." After 365 consecutive sunrise outings in that year, I couldn't bear to give up the dawn. This blog (no longer daily) will be informed and inspired by the rising light of the morning sun.
IN ADDITION TO PUBLISHING MY OWN POSTS, I INVITE READERS TO SEND SUNRISE PHOTOS AND REFLECTIONS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.
Sunday, July 31, 2011
summer sunrise on an island in Maine
I have posted two separate island sunrises today, one series above, one solo shot of the second one below. They were taken somewhere around July 18th and the 21st. Island time begins to run together, so you experience a blissful ignorance of things like time and dates. The sun was rising in the vicinity of 5:05 - 5:10am during that period.
July ends today, so I thought I'd better get these two July sunrises on the books before I go to bed.
In spite of some wickedly hot, soul-dissolving weather over the last few weeks, I have also experienced a few of those quintessential summer days. The clouds are high and puffy; the sun shines hot, but only hot enough to relax your whole body as you soak it in. At certain times of day, the air feels so close to the temperature of your skin that you almost feel as though there are no boundaries between your flesh and the surrounding atmosphere. Then a tiny, soft zephyr of breeze curls around you, caresses your arm, your face, and you just want to close your eyes and be.
That's what summer is supposed to feel like.