I was working night shifts in Ithaca for the past week. Reporting for work at 9pm, I saw some very beautiful sunset skys around 8:45 pm. By 5am the first hint of the Earth revolving was an ever-so-faint blue sky crawling over the hills from the east. On the face of those hills sits Cornell University, still dark and sleeping. Leaving the parking lot at 6am yesterday, I snapped a few photos with my cell phone of the streaking sunlight shooting over those same hills. Sunrise in this town of fewer than 30,000 people is quite stunning, cheesy bumper stickers notwithstanding!
July 12, 2009
who, but me,
Poem © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker
Photo taken by R. Baker, July 11, 2009 in Ithaca, NY.