February 28th is a special day:
usually the last day of February, the eve of March and its promise of spring.
The 28th brings joy for what is to come and sorrow for what has gone.
So today, it is fitting to focus on a sunrise and a sunset from here in the Shire.
Facing east, the sun rises over the Chesapeake Bay.
Facing west, the sun sets over the James River.
In some cultures, the fresh new day starts not at sunrise,
but at sunset the evening before. So what may seem like an ending,
is a beginning to another's eyes. And that gives hope.