It's true. I'm a hopeless sunrise worshipper.
I'm also an art geek, so capturing the sunrise is something I thoroughly enjoy doing (pretty much on the daily). I'm also an early-riser, so this all works well with my lifestyle. Besides, sleep is overrated LOL.
Since I'm a runner, most of these sunrises are witnessed during my early-morning runs. I mean, is there a better combo of early-morning fitness (fasted cardio, if you will) and a beautiful play of color across the sky?
But, I have seen many a beautiful sunrises while walking, too. That's right, the sun still rises on those mornings when I'm not running.
And, let's not forget my love of biking. A huge advantage to biking is that I always have a water bottle with me (which becomes a makeshift tripod).
Many of the sunrises, that often have the most beauty and intrigue, are those on hazy or partly-cloudy mornings. Sure the sunrise itself is quite grand, but mixing in some clouds always ups the artistic value.
Since I'm a summer gal at heart, those are probably my favorite sunrises. I love the heat of summer, hands-down, but even a cool summer morning has merit when you get to witness the play of color as the sun emerges.
But, the autumn leaves offer a nice foreground...
And, as much as I loathe the cold of winter, the snow certainly gives an interesting contrast in color to the brightness of the sky. So what if the sun rises later in the morning? It still looks quite stunning in the cold air.
Let's not forget about Spring. It is such a welcome season, not just for the warmer temps, but for the re-emergence of all things green.
Sometimes, I can get the hubby to join me for a morning walk or stair workout...and we get to see the sunrise together.
Last spring, I got to witness the sunrise during my 1-mile time trials on the track. Granted, there was a short stretch where the sun was in my eyes...but it only happened briefly, for four quick laps.
So, yeah. Many would rather sleep an extra hour, take their time over a cup of coffee, or keep their workouts indoors. Not me...I'm going to be rising and shining, right along with the sun. That's my coffee.
What about you? Do you routinely get outside early enough to witness the sun rising? What's your favorite time of year to see the sunrise?