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Photo essay: Sunrise and resurrection at Grant Park!

April 21, 2019  |  Topics: Places


By Eddee Daniel

 

What a lovely surprise this morning! The sun rose; that was no surprise. After all, it rises religiously every day. I have faith in the sun even when it is obscured by an overcast sky.

 

Three people on Lake Michign beach at sunrise

 

The surprise was seeing it along with a few hundred other people. Most of them were there to celebrate Easter at dawn. It was simply serendipity that I showed up on Easter morning to celebrate the same dawn. And resurrection.

 

Hundreds of people gathered on bluff overlooking Lake Michigan

 

Whether or not you believe in the Easter story of the resurrection of Jesus of Nasareth, it is hard not to feel the power of the earth being reborn at this time of year. After enjoying the rising of the sun on the Lake Michigan shore, I sauntered back through the ravine on the Seven Bridges Trail. After last week’s blizzard …

 

snowy waterfall

April 14 at Whitnall Park

 

…it was especially invigorating to see wildflowers finally blooming. A resurrection indeed!

 

snow drop flowers in bloom

Snow drops

 

Daffodils catch the light of the rising sun

Daffodils catch the light of the rising sun

 

Bloodroot and Siberian squill in bloom

Bloodroot and Siberian squill

 

Robin

Robin

 

And, of course, tomorrow is Earth Day. All the more reason to celebrate the rising sun.

 

Eddee Daniel is a Milwaukee-based photographer and a board member of Preserve Our Parks. You can see more of his work on his website and on Flickr.