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.
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.
While Milo wants out first thing, Morgan is very happy to stay inside until the day warms up a little more.
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”.
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. 🙂
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…
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. 🙂
Coach Donna L. Ward
Love your post – and yes I am a morning person – early to be and early to rise to get to my blogging! 🙂
Me too Donna, that’s when I actually have an hour to spend with all of you. 🙂
I love your use of pictures to tell your story. It is going to be a beautiful day because of people like you.
Hi Joanne, thank you so much. I take so many millions of photos and I love to share them. 🙂
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
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!
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!
Hi Amina, that’s wonderful. I think it’s really important to set aside time for rituals. 🙂
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 🙂
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. 🙂
Thanks for sharing
Hi Dave, thank you, and it’s nice for me that you left your addy because now I can come and visit you. 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
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.
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? 🙂
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!
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. 🙂
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
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)
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.
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. 🙂
Was skating a casual affair or something more? Did you train at an established facility? Freestyle? Pairs? Dance?
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. 🙂
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.
Ida P. Krause
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.
Oh Ida, you should see some of the “looks” I get…lol. She’s like that cartoon evil cat sometimes. 🙂