Morning Time


When it comes to morning, I’m not a get up and go kind of girl.  No, I’d rather ease into the day, gather my thoughts and have a couple of hours of quiet time.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis time of year no place is better for that than the screened porch.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWith a first cup of coffee and a few books, I settle in to take notice of the new day.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASometimes it is so quiet I hear nothing but the fountain gurgling, but it doesn’t stay that way for long.

Soon the doves are cooing, and I listen wondering what it is they are saying to one another.  Overhead I hear the sound of an airplane and I imagine the people aboard and wonder where and why they are going.  There is the occasional whir of a helicopter, a possible indicator of a life flight or a news crew heading to cover breaking news.  Cars pass by and I can tell by their speed how much of a hurry the driver is in.

All those  sounds are familiar.  What is new is the miracle of spring.  

redbud treeEvery day buds turn to leaves or flowers

wildflowersand butterflies begin gathering nectar for what I hope will be delicious honey.

All around me is color, none more beautiful than the azaleas bursting with it, and I want to take as much in as possible because they won’t be here too long.

As each new day begins, I welcome it with appreciation and there is little that can interrupt my morning time which sets the tone for the rest of the day.

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16 thoughts on “Morning Time

  1. What a lovely post. I also enjoy watching all the buds burst into bloom, seemingly overnight. Enjoy the rest of your day and thanks for sharing this very restful post.

    1. It makes me happy that you found this restful. That’s the way morning starts for me.

  2. I’m sitting here at 10:41 at night listening to the outside sounds of the crickets, kill deer and a beautiful sounding owl hooting off in the distance. Who needs a sound machine. Your pictures are beautiful and I love your choice of furniture!

    1. I would love to have an owl sound but there are not too many around these parts!

  3. Just reading that lovely description of your morning made me relax and think of a sunny morning. Thanks

  4. I love a slow starting morning, too. So happy that Spring is on it’s way and revealing it’s pleasures already…

    1. I can’t help but think that you are inspired by so much of what you see.

  5. Linda, I love the way you start your day! I get up very early, but need a couple of hours to have quiet time. The azaleas are gorgeous, a few weeks before they bloom here!

    1. When I return to Maine, it will be the rhododendron that takes my breath away.

  6. Your day sounds like a lovely way to begin the moments given us…I have read Richard Rohr also!

  7. You have a nice plan for your morning. I too enjoy the sound of the birds in among the quiet of the city early mornings. Up north, the plants are still a bit slow. The crocus are blooming at least.

    1. The doves especially have such conversations. One coos, another answers and so it goes.

  8. I’m like you in that I start my day slowly as well. Your back porch is a nice place to start the day and when the Texas weather gets too hot, you have your back porch in Maine. Enjoy!

    1. Yep, I’m lucky to have porches that are almost year round.

  9. My favorite part of retiring from teaching is being able to ease into morning! I so relate to this post!

    1. I think the reason I so enjoy mornings these days is because they are totally mine.

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