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Joe Gerry "Thesunriseguy"

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51 Northern Blvd #1, Newbury, MA 01951

Twitter:  @sunriseplumisland

Sunrise Today



Sunrise Today

October 18, 2014

Footprints in the sand


From Newburyport Magazine summer 2014 issue







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I have received many requests for memorial sunrise cards and photos. I wrote this in response to those requests:

Shed not a tear on my passing,

For my love is still nearby.

Just look for it in the morning,

When the sun first meets the sky.

                         Joe Gerry

The above saying can be imprinted on the photo

or written on the mat as a standard inscription.

Some Special Images Follow

Maggie has taken up Yoga but decided to create some of her own positions, starting with downward dog II



Dawn Rider


From January 20, 2009

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the 'eyes' have it!

Click on it to 'see' what I'm talking about


July 25, 2008

Life is so fragile, it hangs like a drop of mist on a blade of sea grass. It would seem that the slightest breath of sea breeze would knock it off and yet it clings to life, hanging in the balance. And inside the drop is a little world all it's own. If you look closely, you can see that world reflected inside that drop, so precious, so fragile, waiting. It clings to the blade as we cling to life, fragile yet strong, a contradiction of its self, which is what life really is.

If angels come to earth,

to bring us love and light,

perhaps there's someplace special

they choose to spend the night.

To me it looks like an Angel might have slept here last night

November 19, 2006

November 19, 2006 image# D100-6648



Image 1004-6565 June 9, 2006


our paths cross, 

we travel together, 

one direction or other, 

converging, diverging. 


our paths come together, 


J. Gerry




Image# 7197


Ted (on left) Maggie (on right)

Having fun on the sandbar

my little helpers Maggie above Ted below

On my 62nd birthday

Musings of an 'old' man

I guess first I should thank you for coming here today to visit my website. It was twelve years ago today sitting on the buoy in Key West waiting to turn 50 that I decided I needed to do something with my life.

Since then I have been trying to do it.

Today as I was waiting for sunrise, taking a moment to be thankful and think of others less fortunate than myself, that this seagull came soaring down from the north on the light breeze. I caught a glimpse of him/her out of the corner of my eye. He flapped a few time right in front of me close to the surface of the ocean then banked right and rose and turned to head back north. I captured this movement and afterward thought of what this might mean. I could go on about what I might read into this, I have many ideas. A sign, a message, a visitation? Who can say.

if you are interested in more, please, scroll down, otherwise just take a moment to enjoy this beautiful image I was lucky enough to capture on my 62nd birthday.


So, you are reading on!

You may or may not know I do some writing, examples of it are now on the Sunrise Today tab, but I often come across others writings that touch me more than my own. Number one on my list is Ekhart Tolle's The Flowering of Human Consciousness. Too long to type here but it starts out "Earth, 114 million years ago, one morning just after sunrise the first flower ever to appear on the planet opens up to receive the rays of the sun ... One day a critical threshold was reached, and suddenly there would have been an explosion of color and scent all over the planet - if a perceiving consciousness had been there to witness it."

this makes me stop and think, what and WHEN was the first sunrise?

I know this comes from a TV show but take a moment to think about it.

"We are but visitors on this rock hurtling through time and space at sixty-six thousand mile an hour tethered to a burning sphere by an invisible force in an unfathomable universe. This, most of us take for granted while refusing to believe that these forces have any more effect on us than a butterfly beating it's wings halfway around the world. Maybe the answer lies further from our grasp."

For me, I thank you for your visitation. having come here for what ever reason means we have touched each other's lives. As artists say when you purchase a piece of their art you take home a piece of them. Likewise you leave a part of yourself with the artist just by looking at their work.

On my birthday I wish you the best!


Past sunrises

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Special Postings

'Top of the 8th'
10-27-04  1726

Still a few copies available

Full lunar eclipse taken during the 2004 World Series. This photo may be purchased with or without the frame. Each one is matted, dated, signed, and numbered.
This is limited to 100 prints and has been sold out. We do have a second image that is 'open' and not a limited edition. If you are interested, please contact us.


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