sunrise for the nocturnal

We spend most of our summer nights racing sunsets in the forests, preparing for the bats to emerge; it becomes all too easy to forget the awe of a sunrise.

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For Julia’s birthday and our last full day working together after 4.5 months in the Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we spent the morning on a ridge top watching the sun start the day over the Smoky Mountains.

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