Sunrise is a time when we witness the birth of a day, which always fills me with deep gratitude of being alive.

On the last day at Music@Menlo last year, I stayed up really late working for the morning press deadline.  At 4:30 am, I faced the decision; go to sleep or witness the morning miracle... and I chose the latter.  This decision, I've never regretted.

I look forward to returning to Music@Menlo as their photographer, and hopefully to return to this beautiful park ... having taken a nap before sunrise next time....


As the sun cracked above the clouds, I found myself running to get to the perfect viewing point....

*cue heaven music*  I made it!

morning companions... Abbey Road?