Wednesday, December 29, 2010

There's Nothing Like An Arizona Sunrise

I've been waking up around 6am pretty consistently since September-ish... I started in January of this year with a friend calling me in the morning to help me establish this new habit of getting up at the same time every morning; despite the time I went to bed.  I had the thought in the summer that I should get up slightly earlier every morning, so that I would eventually get up early enough to see the sunrise... I really enjoy that pre-dawn show that is usually a slow, gradual glorious display of nature. It can be a time to sip a hot cup of tea, contemplate the day, give thanks for the blessings we have, and be intentional with what the day will be and accomplish.

So below is the range of sunrises for January through December, 2011... with a picture of this morning's sunrise from my backyard. My hope is that I'll be up early enough every morning to be dressed and go out in the street to better capture a particularly pretty morning (no neighbor's houses interfering)... and have the dog on a leash and we get our daily 15 - 20 minutes or more walk around the neighborhood in.

Jan 1, 2011 7:25 AM
Jan 31, 7:19 AM

Feb 28, 6:53 AM

Mar 31, 6:14 AM

Apr 30, 5:39 AM

May 31, 5:18 AM

Jun 19, 5:17 AM* Earliest of the Year
Jun 30, 5:20 AM

Jul 31, 5:38 AM

Aug 31, 5:58 AM

Sep 30, 6:17 AM

Oct 31, 6:40 AM

Nov 31, 7:06 AM

Dec 31, 7:25 AM

This was at 7:21 this morning.

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