Blog Your Blessings Sunday: The Gift of Morning


Thriving on the pond at the bottom of our hill on a morning at the end of March were a young beaver intent on his morning ablutions, two wood ducks resentful of intrusions by this strange mammal, and a couple of Canada goose suddenly aware they slept through take off. The beaver sat on a slushy bit of ice, a small floe broken off from the rest of the pond, which seemed to stubbornly resist spring--or rather to cling to winter.

On the way up the hill: the woodpecker, back from the mysterious place woodpeckers go for the winter. Large, red-headed, and hungry, he pecked and pecked until he could derive breakfast from the dead tree.

After dawn but before the morning parade of traffic is a magical time to walk. Animals move about unselfconsciously; they let you watch. Birds are audible. The sky is a magical blue and grey and white, and the neighbors are friendly as they emerge from their homes with their dogs, their bedhead, and the day ahead on their minds.

I don't think about much more than what's in front of me when I walk. There is peace, there is magic, there is love, and there is beauty in the world. That's enough right there. Good morning.

Comments

  1. Beautiful. This is also a magical time to take photographs. I think of it as the Earth being fresh.

    I went by your other blog and wanted to comment on Richie Havens, but could not comment.

    Which blogs are your active ones? I will favorite them to Technorati.

    Welcome to BYB SUnday.

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  2. A fresh earth is a great image. Things smell new and clean. The day I saw the beaver, I had my phone with me, but I couldn't get a photo. It wasn't camera enough for the job. I realized all I could do was just be there.

    I didn't realize the comments were off on the reviews page. I changed it and all the other pages, which are active with the exception of short stories. Just haven't written any.

    I enjoy your blog and I appreciate your stopping by and leaving thoughtful comments! God bless.

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  3. Anonymous7:07 AM

    Happy BYB Sunday ........ one of my favourite songs is still Cat Stevens version of "Morning has broken".

    Happy BYB Sunday.

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  4. Mahalo for your recent comments on my blog...I appreciate your visits and Happy BYB Sunday!

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  5. I love mornings... but I'm not ussually that early a riser. You've inspired me to try and make it outside in the AM once in a while.

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  6. I agree with everything you said and the times that I have been up really early I have found the world to be a magical place. However, I tend to be the "sleep in" type, especially on Sundays!! :-)

    Hope you had a wonderful day. I've very late with my blessings post, but getting there!

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  7. Great post!

    Have a Blessed week ahead!

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