December 30

Sugarloaf Mountain at 8:33am


Sunrise from Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 364 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:33
  • Azimuth: 124°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: LOL

Weather

Observed from nearest station 5.04 miles away

  • Temperature: 34 ºF
  • Felt like: 27 ºF
  • Conditions: Possible Light Rain
  • Wind: 9 mph
  • Visibility: 4.2 mi
  • Humidity: 98%

Exposure

  • 85mm
  • f/4.0
  • 1/50 sec
  • 500

Location

Sugarloaf Mountain, Marquette, MI

46° 36' 16" N, -87° 27' 19" W

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Musings [256 words]

And suddenly, one remains.

Or, one could say Year of the Sunrise is now 99.726% complete.

Any moment now, the tears are going to start flowing. It could be in the next minute, even seconds. It might be close, or maybe those are just melted snowflakes from my walk to The Crib. Or it could happen tonight, when I wake up, live on TV6 morning news, at sunrise with other lovely people, or while having a sunrise mimosa to wrap this thing up.

I'm still speechless. I'm still moved. I still believe this venture has had immeasurable amount of impact on my way of life and outlook.

Beyond a few alarm clocks, learning a few camera tricks, generating some press, and making a killer website, there are other lessons that come along with this that presumably, hopefully, will stick with me forever.

That is building a skillset of willpower

Building on the skillset of willpower, commitment, and perservence. You learn these, and much, much more can be accomplished.

This isn't particularly new to me. But it further strengthens those skills and I hope to turn it into something much more one day.

With many things, I've struggled to say yes. I give a lot of maybes. I say a lot of nos to social situations. But when I give a yes, you're going to get the full commitment. That's certainly not to say a full commitment is always enough, but it's my full commitment, it's the best of my ability. And that's all we can do.

Outtakes

Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.