Do you like waking up with the sun?

@TheHorse (72373)
Walnut Creek, California
February 1, 2017 2:45pm CST
I had to teach my 8 AM class this morning, meaning I had to get up at 6:30 AM. Looking out my window from my desk, I noticed that the sunrise was pretty--not the most spectacular I've seen, but pretty nonetheless. Do you enjoy waking up with the sun? I actually do, though I don't mind sleeping in a couple days a week as well. I snapped this picture through my window this morning. You can (kind of) see four "Christmas trees" I never got to give away in the foreground.
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@NJChicaa (46164)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I was up at 5am as usual this morning and it was pitch black out. I hate waking up that early. The sun comes up when I'm already teaching.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
Where do you teach? That's EARLY!
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@NJChicaa (46164)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@TheHorse in a high school. We have to be there at 7:05. I get there at 6:45am most days.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@NJChicaa Yikes. That's early!
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@Morleyhunt (20915)
• Canada
1 Feb 17
I'm a morning person. I'd much rather be up with the sun then going to be late in the evening. My body clock automatically wakes me up around 5:30 AM. It is very unusual for me to sleep longer than that....but my coach turns into a pumpkin.....long before the clock strikes midnight.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
I've been going to bed earlier lately than I used to. It makes it easier to get up early in the morning. In January I worked a lot of 8:30 shifts at the preschool. Now, I have to teach my College class twice a week. So my body is used to getting up early.
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@jhechorain (1228)
• Susanville, California
1 Feb 17
Typically I don't enjoy waking up that early. I sleep the best right around that time of morning.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
Sometimes I hate interrupting my dreams. Most of our REM (dream) sleep occurs late in our night of sleep.
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• Susanville, California
1 Feb 17
It is good for our brain, I have heard any way
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
@jhechorain Oh yes. I could go on and on, but REM sleep is important for learning, working through emotional issues, etc.
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
2 Feb 17
I am an early riser and the sun rises after me (lol)
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
I hope that's the way you like it.
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@allknowing (69373)
• India
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse That is my waking time but the moment I see it rising I rush with my camera and capture it. My folder is busting at the seams with photos of this great being
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@allknowing I'm having an LSD flashback.
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Feb 17
It'd be nice to sleep in until 6:30a. My grandson has to get up at 5a. to get ready to catch his bus by about 610a. He is on meds so it takes him about a half an hour to wake up. I don't think any of my family are morning people. I am night person and would rather be up at night when the world is asleep.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
That would be a bit early for me at this point! But if it becomes routine, it's not that bad.
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@celticeagle (119857)
• Boise, Idaho
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse .....Yeah, I am retired and shouldn't have to get up that early anymore. But, I do to make sure my daughter gets up. Being on medication it is sometimes hard for her especially if she is in a manic phase and been up for days.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@celticeagle She's bipolar? That's difficult disorder to manage. I hope she can stay near the "mean" but have only positive minor manic episodes.
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Feb 17
It's a very pretty sunrise. I'm usually sitting here when sunrise happens.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
I assume that's by choice!
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@just4him (127165)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
4 Feb 17
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
4 Feb 17
@just4him I slept in this morning (Saturday).
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I used to wake up at 5:00 to walk and then teach. Now, being retired, I wake up when my body tells me to. Being in Florida, the sun is almost always shining. Nice photo. I sometimes wake up early enough to catch sunrise, too.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
They could be pretty in Florida!
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@DianneN (84977)
• United States
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse They are!
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@DianneN I miss Ft. Myers Beach, where my friend's parents had a Winter home. We used to skinny dip in the Gulf at night and stir up those photo-plankton, or whatever they were, that glowed in the dark.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
Your photo gives the promise of a lovely day to come. I always get up early particularly if I'm just lying awake. At that point I start going over and over stuff from the past so I'm much better off to get up and get going.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
I sometimes lie there and try to figure out what my dreams meant.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse I don't often remember my dreams but luckily they are mostly pleasant ones.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@JudyEv Mine vary widely. Most of last night's were positive, I think. In one, I was chatting with Bernie Sanders. Don't ask me why.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
2 Feb 17
The picture is awesome. It feels good to see the rising sun, when we have just gotten up. However, at our place it is winter season here and due to clouds or fog, the Sun does not appear before 8 am and by that time I am almost ready to leave for my office.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Got it. It's back to being cloudy and rainy here as well. I slept in anyway, but I assume there was no sunrise to speak of.
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@dpk262006 (56482)
• Delhi, India
3 Feb 17
@TheHorse When the sky is clear, we get sunshine but as I mentioned due to winters it takes time for the Sun to come out. In summers it is up by 5.30 a.m. in the mornings.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Feb 17
@dpk262006 Here too, I think.
@Corbin5 (115945)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I do like to wake up with the sun. Walking up in the dark to get ready to do whatever is not something I like to do.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
When I think of waking up in total darkness, I think of catching a flight to somewhere.
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@Corbin5 (115945)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@TheHorse Mine is usually taking some family member for a scheduled surgery.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@Corbin5 That does not sound like a positive association!
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
1 Feb 17
Nice picture :) To answer your question, truthfully, no! I sleep in very late, mostly because I don't really have any obligations though. If I have to, though, I would get up every morning at sunrise.. Not a big deal. But I do stay up very late every night...
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
Over the years, I've been quite the night person. But I've shifted to a morning person as necessary. When we'd stack hay in Montana, we'd get up at something like 5:30 AM.
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@mawdest (1507)
• Orillia, Ontario
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse Aha, fair enough! Oh wow, 5:30 is very early! I lived in Alberta for 3 years, just above Montana :) When I was working as a roofing labourer, I had to get up early but I believe the earliest I had to get up was like 6:30/7am, nothing compared to what you had to do.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
@mawdest We just didn't want to be out there on the stack when it was 4 PM and 90 degrees.
@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Feb 17
We actually have sun today, but it's been a very gloomy winter so far, saw the sun like 3 times in January
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Wow--that reminds me of Seattle! I don't think I ever say the sun the one Winter I lived up there.
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@fishtiger58 (30319)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse It's rather depressing not to see the sun for so long.
• United States
2 Feb 17
I enjoy the Holy Ghost more LOL - sorry, couldn't resist.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Am I missing something?
• United States
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse the Father. The Son. And the Ho!y ghost.
@LadyDuck (176248)
• Switzerland
2 Feb 17
Yes, I like to wake up with the sun, but our mornings are still dark, until the end of February I will wake up with the dark.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Let's see. You're probably a tad North of us. So you Winter nights are even longer than ours.
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@LadyDuck (176248)
• Switzerland
3 Feb 17
@TheHorse Our sunrise is at 7:43 am right now and sunset 5:33 PM. It will be 7:05 AM and 6:08 PM by the end of the month.
@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
2 Feb 17
&TheHorse,Everyday I get up before sunrise no matter how much late I sleep the previous night.Now it has become my habit.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
It's kind of become mine now. As soon as I turn over and see daylight starting to come in, I'm up.
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@else34 (13602)
• New Delhi, India
3 Feb 17
@TheHorse In fact,the credit shouldn't go to me.It should go to my biological clock that wakes me up so early in the morning.
• United States
2 Feb 17
sometimes i do..but mainly i'm a night owl. having said that,my youngest cat does wake with the sun,and wakes me for breakfast around 6 am..
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Do you feed kitty and go back to bed?
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• United States
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse i try to but it doesn't always work.usually once i'm up,i'm up.
@Kandae11 (40370)
2 Feb 17
I usually get up at 5 a.m. - but I have an early night.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
What time do you "crash"?
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@Kandae11 (40370)
2 Feb 17
@TheHorse Between 8 and 9 p.m.
@Jessicalynnt (47880)
• Centralia, Missouri
1 Feb 17
I do NOT miss my 430 am mornings, but I am up at 6 at least 5 days a week already
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Feb 17
What had you up at 4:30 AM?
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• Centralia, Missouri
3 Feb 17
@TheHorse when I worked at the cable company my shift started at 6, so I was up at 430 to get there a bit early
@sans224 (1832)
2 Feb 17
I always wish to wake up before the sun. But its very hard due to my late night sleep. but its a refreshing feeling to wake up with sun
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
And one can get a lot done before Noon!
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@jstory07 (69875)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Feb 17
That is a very beautiful picture that you took.
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@TheHorse (72373)
• Walnut Creek, California
2 Feb 17
Thanks! It's pretty accurate. But it's not the most dramatic sunrise I've seen from my desk.