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Greeting the New Year in Siouxland, Sioux City

2 Jan

Sunrise on New Year’s Day in Sioux City, Iowa Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. (photo by Jerry L Mennenga©)

Like most people living in the Siouxland area and across the world, all greeted a new year and decade. I was awake “early” to catch a sunrise, although the sunrise these days happens closer to 7 a.m. which makes it a little easier to catch. And for the start of a new year, seeing color in the sky and no grey clouds, it was a pleasant way to begin with hope it portends a better year for all.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Morning is rising in Siouxland, Sioux City

11 Jan

With the rollback of daylight saving’s in Siouxland the sunrise is a lot nicer to see happening around 7:30 rather than 5 or 5:30 a.m. Although I am generally awake or getting there anyway, I should have taken advantage of the recent warmer winter days to get out and photograph sunrises. But alas, I did not. That second cup of coffee has a strong pull and so I sat in my backyard and watched morning take shape. Rich hues as the sun began to rise above a horizon line I could not see and the sky turning crimson for the start of a new day. I guess I could make a New Year’s resolution and make the effort next year to get out earlier. And maybe I will, after that second cup of coffee.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

Morning sunrise Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017 in Sioux City, Iowa. (Photo by Jerry L Mennenga)

Siouxland’s Early Sunrise, Sioux City

15 May

To me there is nothing quite like the peace and quiet and beauty of an early morning sunrise in Siouxland as the sun lights up the sky and colors the clouds that are there. Once past the inertia of actually getting up and throwing some clothes on and making some coffee, to witness the start of the day is breathtaking. But the early morning colors are so fleeting, I almost feel sad sometimes that I am not quick enough or have a plan ahead of time of where to be to photograph something in the foreground of early morning light. This weekend will be the celebration of Morningside Days, the 61st version actually. And later this month will be Memorial Day celebrations here in Siouxland and across the nation remembering those who serve and those who sacrificed.

Have a nice morning.

Jerry Mennenga

Sioux City, Iowa

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