Tag Archive: morning



I had to take a few days off, but the busy blue birds have not.
It is time to build nests even if the weather is not very springlike. The challenge does not seem to bother them at all. They face tha chill wind, bravely. The pine tree outside where the nest box is is filled with their fluttering and chirping.
They seem to be more active in the mornings right now.

Mrs B. checks before taking off

Mrs B. checks before taking off

Mt. B gives some encouragement

Mt. B gives some encouragement

Bringing in nesting material

Bringing in nesting material


I love the early mornings. The kitchen is my spot, cup and Bible close at hand.
Sitting in the quiet darkness, my only companions the dogs, my coffee, time for meditation, prayers and then computer time.
This morning, as I sipped my caffinated drink, waiting for sunrise I could hear geese flying over and a symphony of owls.
The geese seem to be heading north, perhaps better predictors of spring arriving than the resident rodent of Pennsylvania.
The owls, I’m not sure if they are in an amorous mood, or telling one another about the nights hunting efforts. Whichever it might be, I enjoy hearing them sing to me.
The haunting soudns reach me, make me feel safe.
Of course, I must admit, I am looking forward to hearing the peep frogs and whip-poor-wills to begin the harmony of spring and summertime.


What an easy prompt today! I am a morning person, an early morning person to be honest about it. I usually greet the sun in some way as it comes up over Sunrise Ridge, or where ever I happen to be.

It’s really no surprise that I have lots of photos of the day beginning, I share a lot of them with people who are not so fortunate as to live out where God sends his glory and beauty like he does here.

This morning, Hubby and I were out on the porch just as it began to get light and our resident rabbit pair were in the yard dining on the blooming clover.One was kind enough to allow me to take several pictures before the chickens came out and won the rights of supremacy over the space under the plum trees.

Watching their antics, brought a smile to our faces and a lift to our hearts.

 


Early, that translates to before sunup here on Sunrise Ridge, Hubby and I went out to listen for turkeys gobbling at a location nearby. In the dark silence, whip-poor-wills and hoot owls singing gave way to the sound of ‘early birds’ as the light came up.

I was armed with my camera, in case there was anything interesting for me to shoot, and a book, in case there was not. Hubby had his own armament in case he found that gobbler.

It was pretty chilly, coveralls required!  I guess we are now paying for the warm months of February and March. Once the sun started over the northwest side of the ridge we were parked on the trees made a pleasant sight.Not brilliant as wild flowers, but the dappled light through th leaves and blue sky above made a pretty picture through the truck windshield.

After daylight, we drove back down into the valley, to find it glistening silver with frost.

There in the valley, I was a bit surprised to notice the trees are not leafed out like they are up on the ridges. In this picture you see the shadow of the ridge across the field, holding the morning sun at bay.

We stopped at an old place to pick some wild asparagus, which brings me to today’s photoaday prompt, which is ‘vegetable’. I expect to see the asparagus as a part of ‘dinner’ tomorrow.