Pro: Late Sunrises

Anyone who knows me well knows that I don’t do mornings. I am super crabby need some time to wake up and adjust to a new day before I talk to anybody or do anything. As such, the number of sunrises I’ve witnessed in my lifetime is very small.

Until I moved to Alaska. Daylight is coming later and later everyday, putting a sunrise within the realm of possibility.

 

I popped out of bed at 7:15am on Saturday (that doesn’t sound impressive, but it’s a good four hours earlier than normal on a Saturday) for no apparent reason. When I looked out the window, the sky was lit up in pink and purple. It was so gorgeous that I woke Steve up to share it with me (Irritatingly, Steve is a morning person. That is why waking him up was a good idea. If the situation were reversed, waking me up would be hazardous to Steve’s well-being).

Steve watched the baby while I went outside to pursue the sunrise with my camera. That’s when I got this:

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No photoshop. No color enhancement. No nothing. Just plain beauty.

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When I turned around, I saw a rainbow. Best. Morning. Ever.

 

I'm Angie! I teach in an Inupiaq Eskimo village on the Seward Peninsula in Alaska. At The Alaska Teacher you can follow my journey to thrive in a fascinating and isolated place. I also record my attempts at integrating art, place-based education, and learning scales into my high school classroom.