How long has it been since you have actually witnessed a sunrise??

  1. I got this question from the dayperson/nightperson thread.

    Islanders always talk about the beauty of a sunrise and how activity ceases for the for the 10-15 minutes it takes for the sun to rise over the horizon.

    Have you seen the sun rise? Do you know when you saw one last? Are we so rushed that we have lost touch with the free natural cyclical beauty of our mornings?

    I have heard adults say they hadn't seen a sunrise since they were a child.
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  3. by   cactus wren
    I`ve turned into a morning person the past few years. And as the temps in the afternoons here are in the high 90`s, ealy am is in the 60`s,70`s. so I sit on the patio, and watch the sunrise most mornings.........Arizona has the most beautiful sunrises, and then the hummers come and keep me company, as the feeder is right on the patio. Cuppa joe, newspaper, and I`m set for the day.
  4. by   bagladyrn
    Every morning - before I go to bed ( or from the window at work)
  5. by   jayna
    An islander saw the sunrise ++++++ and sunset +++++
  6. by   CEN35
    about a week...........i had a day where i woke at 5am, and could not go back to sleep. so i hopped on my bike and rode to the beach (on what is called the north coast), walked out the breakwall...........sat down and watched it. i thought about a lot that morning.... then walked back.came home and took a nap! :d

  7. by   Jenny P
    Originally posted by bagladyrn
    Every morning - before I go to bed ( or from the window at work)
    Ditto Baglady. I just LOVE watching the sun rise from the night side of the day!
  8. by   adrienurse
    Only on days like today when I can't sleep!
  9. by   karenelizabeth
    Had to be up at 4 to catch a 5.30 train It was beautiful
    Just started Uni again (back after being qualified for 11 years so dont know when my next night will be always love watching the sun rise the red glow shines right into ITU its beautiful.

    Love sun set to but rarley get to see it at work as it is on the cot room side and hardly ever get to work there these days. Saw lots when I was in holiday this month though.
  10. by   nightingale
    I will this AM on my drive into work. I get up 3:30 - 4:00 leave for work by 5 to "drive into work" byt 6:45. It is a lovely view coming from the plains and lights up the Rockies to the Purple Majestic lights in a very poplular song!

  11. by   aimeee
    Now that the days are shorter I will see it almost every morning, although I will be too busy to really enjoy the whole thing. If it is a particularly spectacular one I try to point it out to the kids as they have breakfast. We are thinking about adding on an east facing sunporch and that would be lovely for sunrise viewing.
  12. by   bestblondRN
    Almost every morning on my way to work, although I would prefer to see it not sitting in my car and fighting traffic. Still, I'm glad I get the chance to see it and enjoy it. I love sunsets just as much, and love to cruise out to the beach to see it from atop a sand dune.......
  13. by   Rustyhammer
    I am sitting here trying to remember the last time I DIDN'T see the sunrise.
    I'm an early riser, even on my days off.
    It seems thats the only time I get to myself these days. The quiet of the early morning while everyon is still asleep- gotta love it!
  14. by   delirium
    Umm, does seeing the light change through the window at work count as seeing a sunrise?

    If not, its been years. My sleep schedule is so skewed now....

    Opposite Rusty, I am most assuredly not an early riser.