Dear late sleepers, I know how tempting it is to linger in bed, but you missed one amazing sunrise this morning.

Do You Always Get Up Early?

I was never an early riser until I had kids. Then that time, before they woke up in the morning, became precious to me. I never broke the habit of getting up early, even after my kids became teenagers who slept til noon. And it's served me well because now I hit my alarm clock at 3:15 in the morning. It's not easy getting up that early, but the drive to work, particularly in the summer, makes it worth it.

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Where Was This Picture Taken?

This morning, there was a spectacular sunrise that greeted me over Swetts Pond in Orrington, I was so captivated that I had to pull over, grab my phone, and take a few pictures. The sky was blazing with deep oranges and pinks that were joined by some dark red. That last color appeared as I was driving, so I missed the darkest part of the sunrise, but the picture tells the story. Amazing.

Cindy Campbell, Townsquare Media Bangor
Cindy Campbell, Townsquare Media Bangor

I know, dear sleepers, how incredibly comfortable your bed feels early in the morning. If you don't have to get up, why not catch a few more winks? There's no reason to rise early, right? Well, this picture may change your mind because it makes getting up early worth it. This picture was taken at approximately 5:15 this morning, so it wasn't THAT early. At least, not in my morning show world.

What About the Sunsets?

Of course, the pictures will be all over social media today. So maybe those extra minutes/hours of sleep are worth it. Except even my picture can't do it justice. It was spectacular. Worth the early rise. And, hey, getting up early gives you time for a second cup of coffee. Or a third. Still, I realize that you probably get to see some pretty spectacular sunsets, like this one taken from the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.

Cindy Campbell, Townsquare Media Bangor
Cindy Campbell, Townsquare Media Bangor

Enjoy your day!


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