• Up at dawn

    by  • May 19, 2012 • Something different, Spring, Weather • 4 Comments

    Early dawn

    Early dawn

    Do you get up early?  I do,…but have found that many couples have one.  One that gets up at dawn and the other who sleeps through it all.

    Dawn dog

    Dawn dog

    Dawn in the Sierras

    Dawn in the Sierras

    The cool air, the purplish cast in the early, early dawn, the soft peeping of the first birds all draw me out to sleepily make my coffee.

    Dawn on the patio

    Dawn on the patio

    Early morning squirrel

    Early morning squirrel

    I like it dark until the first light comes. The luxury of two east facing sliding doors allows me to watch the sun as it moves through its yearly arc. I can tell time by when it comes blinking over the mountain.

    First light in windows

    First light in windows

    The down side is the inevitable beam of light that reaches my kitchen. “The Sunbeam of Truth” I call it, which spotlights even the dust in the air and shows that I am a happy gardener and not a perfect housekeeper.

    dishes at dawn

    Dishes, better do ’em….before dawn

    About

    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

    4 Responses to Up at dawn

    1. June 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      You’ve got some terrific reasons to get up early. In my advancing years I’ve turned to be more of a morning than evening person. The squawks of the dawn chorus the precedes dawn are great to wake up to, and let you take your time as the darkness dissipates as the sun comes along. My house is on the west slope of a little hill, so there’s usually an hour of bright light before the sun makes its way to the house–that seems a little disappointing, especially during the shortest days of the year. It looks like your home’s siting makes it a lot more gratifying to wake up with the light.

    2. June 3, 2012 at 7:47 pm

      You’ve got some terrific reasons to get up early. In my advancing years I’ve turned to be more of a morning than evening person. The squawks of the dawn chorus the precedes dawn are great to wake up to, and let you take your time as the darkness dissipates as the sun comes along. My house is on the west slope of a little hill, so there’s usually an hour of bright light before the sun makes its way to the house–that seems a little disappointing, especially during the shortest days of the year. It looks like your home’s siting makes it a lot more gratifying to wake up with the light.

    3. June 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I like your dishes – a great combination of patterns that somehow all seem to belong together. I’m the one in my household who gets up early (most of the time) – is it always the one who does the gardening?

    4. June 19, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I like your dishes – a great combination of patterns that somehow all seem to belong together. I’m the one in my household who gets up early (most of the time) – is it always the one who does the gardening?

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