Every single day

Sunset in the lovely little town of Dexter, Maine, June 2012

Sunset in the lovely little town of Dexter, Maine, June 2012

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”Jo Walton

Have you ever been outside just as the sun was rising or setting, and thought to yourself that you should make it a point enjoy sunrise, or sunset, more often? So have I.  But I still end up missing most of them, especially in the wintertime.  The good news is that the days are getting longer, and we’ll all have more chances to be outside for the morning and/or evening shows that come for free to the whole world every day.  (Note to myself: as soon as it warms up a bit, be sure to schedule at least some daily walks to coincide with either sunrise or sunset.)

And if you happen to catch a good photo of a sunrise or sunset that you’d like to share, post a link in the comments if it’s available for viewing on your blog.  If you don’t have a blog, send me the photo via email as an attached file to defeatdespair (at) verizon.net, and I’ll share it with readers in a future post!  Be sure to let me know something about the location.

Added notes:

Please check the comments for some wonderful links to sunrise/sunset photos!  Also, I’ll post below any photos emailed to me today:

Eric sent these photos along with the following comments:

“one of the first winter sunrises we experienced, as we began to settle in the mountains near Ellijay, GA. The date of this photo is 12-02-2006.”

Elijay Sunrise (from Eric)

Beautiful colors! Thanks Eric.  Here’s the other photo Eric sent:

“I snapped this with a cheap camera, as I drove “home” from salmon fishing, in June. It is taken facing west, with Turnagain Arm (just southeast of Anchorage) on the left. the interesting fact is that the local time of this photo is almost 11:00 p.m.”

Thanks, Eric – now I know why they say “midnight sun!”
Eric's sunset photo

And Sheila sent in this gorgeous photo with the following caption:

“Bill snapped this early one morning on the beach in front of our house. It is one of our favorites. Enjoy!”

Wow, Sheila…it must be wonderful to have a sight like this so close by!

Sunrise in Garden City SC (from Sheila)

This post was originally published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below.


  1. Sheila

    Yes, they are free and they’re ours for the taking. Sunrise and sunset are a daily gift, especially here this time of year. So tonight we spring forward. Can warmer days be far away? Thinking of you and Matt with love crossing the miles! ♥️

    • Thank you, Sheila. The same to you, from us! 🙂

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