Lovely mornings

October 23, 2013

You know how I say that I love mornings?
I’ve been a morning person my whole life. I guess it started when I decided that figure skating was for me and my mornings began at 5:30-6am for daily before school ice time.

So when Milo decided he wanted out at the break of dawn, I happily made a cup of tea.

Why do people say dawn’s breaking, the crack of dawn…like some sort of fracturing, when it’s actually such a gentle, quiet, calm time of the day.

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This is one of the first mornings in several days where the fog isn’t blanketing everything. Usually my neighbourhood is in the fog line, but this morning the sun is warming the air and the fog has dropped a block or two down to the ocean.

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While Milo wants out first thing, Morgan is very happy to stay inside until the day warms up a little more.

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Never mind the fog, she doesn’t even like the dew. I asked her if she wanted to go out and offered to hold the door open but she gave me “a look”.

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But then, an hour later, she asks to go out. The warm golden glow of the dawn is over, I’ve had my tea and sunlight is just beginning to stream into the sitting room. It’s going to be a lovely day. 🙂

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  • Reply Joanne October 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

    What a beautiful home you have!
    So warm and inviting – the dawn light on everything- like Autumn coming into the room.
    Have a lovely day!
    Mine is just winding down…

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Aw, thank you Joanne. I’m having a lovely time catching up with you now that you’re back in Wales. I hope you take more photos of your new home. 🙂

  • Reply Coach Donna L. Ward October 23, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Love your post – and yes I am a morning person – early to be and early to rise to get to my blogging! 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Me too Donna, that’s when I actually have an hour to spend with all of you. 🙂

  • Reply jbkaminski October 23, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love your use of pictures to tell your story. It is going to be a beautiful day because of people like you.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Hi Joanne, thank you so much. I take so many millions of photos and I love to share them. 🙂

  • Reply Daryl October 23, 2013 at 11:00 am

    the floor looks amazing … sigh … and i am a morning person .. both cats sit outside the bedroom door proving the term caterwauling til i get up and feed them .. its amazing my husband can sleep through it … sigh

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you so much Daryl. I know all about your cats…lol. Love reading your blog every morning. How Toonman sleeps thru cats is beyond me; C sleeps thru it too. So unfair!

  • Reply Amina Khalil October 23, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Beautiful post Veronica! Dawn is a very special time for me to meditate and pray. When we are in touch with nature, it’s amazing how little observations give us insights into the universe. Even as you noticed Milo and Morgan, they both have their own special connection with time!

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Hi Amina, that’s wonderful. I think it’s really important to set aside time for rituals. 🙂

  • Reply Loretta October 23, 2013 at 11:17 am

    OH MY GOSH! I Adore your home!!! It’s just what I’m visualizing for the changes in my home!!! I was raised a night person, but since I’ve been doing energy work, I have quietly shifted to embracing mornings! My body wakes up between 5:30 and 6, and I rise with gratitude in my heart for the fabulous morning! I just loved your post! Thank you for commenting on my post today, too 🙂

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Hi Loretta, Thank you so much. 🙂 I love how you describe your morning. I’ll have to come visit you more often and find out about your energy work. 🙂

  • Reply hunteeboy October 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Absolutely Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Dave, thank you, and it’s nice for me that you left your addy because now I can come and visit you. 🙂

  • Reply Sara v October 23, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I am a morning person, too. I agree completely with the violent words for such a lovely time of day. It’s so peaceful–sigh. Makes me feel good just thinking about it. And the floors are AWESOME!! 🙂 Congrats!

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:04 pm

      Hi Sara, although they took years off my life, I do think they turned out well too. I’m so glad I insisted on the old craftsman floor being replicated exactly. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Reply Christie October 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Your home is just lovely, so inviting! My furry friend got me up at 4:15 this morning. Although I didn’t want to get out of bed quite that early, once I was up, I was happy to enjoy that special quiet time with my journal, a cup of tea, and, of course, the kitty.

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      What??? That aught to be illegal! That was a bit too early, wasn’t it? I’m glad you journal. I tend to too. It helps clear the head, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • Reply Lavender Dreams October 23, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    You have a lovely home. The hardwood floors are gorgeous! And I love the painting hanging over your fireplace. I’m not a morning person….it’s hard for me to get up early! Enjoy your week! Hugs!

    • Reply Veronica October 23, 2013 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Judith, Thank you so much. Those floors took years off my life!!! The paintings don’t hang as much as just kind of lean…lol…I keep moving them around and so hate to commit to nail holes in the old plaster. 🙂

  • Reply amandaherps October 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    Wow, I’m not surprised you love the mornings with the way the light so beautifully peaks into the corners of your house. I must admit I just wanted to curl up in your lounge and pat the kitty and chat with you over a cuppa. Amanda HelmiBM

    • Reply Veronica October 24, 2013 at 5:55 am

      I’d love to have you pop by for tea Amanda. And, if you’re anywhere near Vancouver or Oxfordshire, you are absolutely more than welcome. 🙂 (Depending on where I am at the time)

  • Reply Bill October 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    So, tell about your ice skating. I spent about eleven years driving our daughter to early morning practices and lessons … and afternoons with more of the same. That, and sitting on cold metal benches watching skaters until I could discern a goofed up inside edge, a nice Argentine Tango or a flubbed salchow.

    • Reply Veronica October 24, 2013 at 5:52 am

      What can I say Bill? I was indeed that horrid child who made my mother drive me to the rink and back for 14 years. (In all fairness I did walk from the rink to school and then back down to the rink after school.) But then, I drove all three of my children around from hockey to soccer, to scouts, to field hockey, to rugby….etc. And, since they are 10 and 12 years apart, did this for millions of years! Talk about payback. 🙂

      • Reply Bill October 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm

        Was skating a casual affair or something more? Did you train at an established facility? Freestyle? Pairs? Dance?

        • Reply Veronica October 25, 2013 at 5:47 am

          Skating was my whole life till I was about 17. I was skating at the same club as Karen Magnussen, the North Shore Winter Club. To us she was just plain old Karen until she won silver…lol. I trained under Eddie Rada in free style (back then we also had compulsory figures so that took about 3 hours/day) with several accompanying disciplines, including killer stretch classes, ballet and tap. I still love to skate and try to as much as possible. I still have my custom made boots and blades and rarely skate on anything else. 🙂

  • Reply Bill October 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Oh, I know about that regime and the custom boots! Daughter trained fulltime, first at Lake Placid and then in Delaware and later at OlympicView in Lynnwood.. Pricilla Hill was her figures and freestyle coach … Got her USFSA gold medal in dance. For almost 11 years I was transportation, rink parent and indie studies teacher/manager.

  • Reply Ida P. Krause October 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I’m with Morgan, so not an early morning person. I do love the wonderful lighting in all your shots and the “look” your kitty Morgan gave you. Milo seemed quite happy about joining you outside though.

    • Reply Veronica October 28, 2013 at 7:15 pm

      Oh Ida, you should see some of the “looks” I get…lol. She’s like that cartoon evil cat sometimes. 🙂

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