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Re: Debate! Are you a Sunrise or a Sunset person?

As of the writing of this post if you search 'sunrise' and 'sunset' here in the community the scales tip in favor of 'sunset' by a margin of 32 results to 25. But is that a true representation of the people? Because the question has never been asked directly, let's settle this once and for all (for now, at least):

Which do you prefer: Sunrises or Sunsets?

Bonus points for your best (or favorite) photo that you have taken!

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OK.  I hate to do this, but I'm definitely in the "both" category.  However, like @Dad_Aint_Hip  and others, the sunrises just arrive too early!  However, here is a photo I took of the sunrise just a couple days ago while walking my dog in the back yard (yes, I live next to a cemetery).  And, @hikermor, your weather prognostication was accurate...and, I thought the exact same thing when I saw it!Back yard sunriseBack yard sunrise

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I guess I'd have to go with sunrise on this one. I am up before the sun almost every day and I particularly like to watch the dawning of a day. I like the feeling of peace in the pre-dawn air. It feels like you are the first person to ever live. The day is a secret, yet to be revealed. A burly pint of ale, yet to be sipped. A bit of color spreads on the eastern horizon and builds to a crescendo of sunrise, sometimes gray, sometimes pale yellow, or bold red.

Once the sun is up, the secret is out. The first sip enjoyed.

I gave up trying for pictures. The attempt to "capture" the event only took away from my enjoyment and did little to preserve the beauty of it.

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But really... I only drink coffee in the morning.

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"Once the sun is up, the secret is out." - This reminds me of the Aldo Leopold essay about all of the birds claiming their space each morning. 



- I'm the best at being me when I'm outside
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wow! so many poets!

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What is to describe sunshine if not poetry? 🙂



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"When the young Dawn with fingertips of rose lit up the world..."

Betcha don't know where that came from (without using Google).

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@TomIrvineyou are correct!  But I do like it...

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@TomIrvine, I cheated.  there, I said it, lol. 

Interestingly enough, I've read (and listened to) "this classic", (and the one that comes before it) about 3 times in the last 8yrs, mostly on my daily long walks.

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@TomIrvine 

Homer's 'The Odyssey'?

I always heard it 'Dawn, the rosey fingered one...'

I like yours better though!

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