A summer sunrise in the city

A woman throws a rock into the water at the East End Beach Friday morning in an effort to keep her dog swimming forward. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

A woman throws a rock into the water at the East End Beach Friday morning in an effort to keep her dog swimming forward. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

Crickets are starting to chirp among the blooming goldenrod in grassy verges all over the city. Summer is on the wane and the calendar is dragging into toward September. I know he season of sun isn’t giving up to sweater weather just yet but I feel it slipping away.

That’s why I got up early today and had a stroll on the East End. I greeted the sun with a raised coffee cup and click of my shutter.

Get out there folks. Enjoy it while it’s here.

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”
– Sonnet 18, William Shakespeare

A small bird struts along the narrow gauge railroad track Friday morning on Portland's East End. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

A small bird struts along the narrow gauge railroad track Friday morning on Portland’s East End. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

he rising sun pokes through the clouds over Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

he rising sun pokes through the clouds over Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

A bee buzzes away from a flower in Portland on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

A bee buzzes away from a flower in Portland on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

Two women walk along the crest of the Eastern Prom in Portland on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

Two women walk along the crest of the Eastern Prom in Portland on Friday morning. (Troy R. Bennett | BDN)

 

Troy R. Bennett

About Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.