Monday, August 25, 2014
I tiptoe softly out of the house, tea in hand, camera over my shoulder. The soft, still air is filled with morning bird song. Streaks of sun peek through the trees, catching the dew drops, making them sparkle. I walk slowly around the yard, breathing deeply, enjoying the early morning peace.
Natures beauty is not lost on me. I stop, I notice, I try to capture it with my lens. I watch a dew drop fall slowly from a leaf to the ground. Leaves that once adorned the birch tree, are now scattering themselves on the green grass. Tomato plants, heavy with fruit, look wild and crazy, and flowers, in different states of bloom, add a dimension of beauty to the garden. Quiet mornings, like this one, offer connection to myself, and to the earth.
My tea is done, my soul alive. I walk slowly back into our home, the sound of laughter echos from the bedroom. They are up. Pumpkin pancakes are made, and a batch of pumpkin granola slowly baked in the oven. More tea is steeped, and then breakfast enjoyed, slowly.
I love Sunday mornings.
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The perfect start to the day! I so love when I get a little solo mindful time in the morning. Love your captures - beautiful! XReplyDelete
It is something that is happening a little more regularly around here lately, and I am loving it. Thank you. xoDelete
Mmm, yes. These are the kinds of times I relish alone. They really recharge and energize me for the whole day. Beautiful photos. By the way, my favourite line: "the sound of laughter echos from the bedroom". Hehe...that is just like my family too!ReplyDelete
It is amazing how, just a few moments, alone in nature can fill me up for the entire day. Love it!Delete
Thank you. I love the sound of that morning laughter :)
When I first saw your photos I thought that was frost and I was about to cry because I truly am melting here. :)ReplyDelete
I love Sunday mornings too and I love reading your words Kim, just beautiful.
No frost, just beautiful morning dew.Delete
Thank you Tracey. xo
Beauti- fullness that you captured. Love the little jewelry like dew drops- so pretty.ReplyDelete
Pumpkin pancakes sounds delish, never tried that.
Have a lovely week ahead.
Thank you my friend.Delete
They are delish. The recipe is right here, if you want to try them. Just replace the banana with some pumpkin, and add in 1/2 tsp of ginger. Enjoy! http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/2012/01/sunday-morning-pancakes.html
Sunday mornings are the best!!! Love the idea of pumpkin pancakes...ReplyDelete
I do love them so. You should try them, really good.Delete
Such beautiful dew, although I almost thought it was frost at first. (Unlikely yet, right?)ReplyDelete
It has been really pretty here in the mornings the last week or so with the dew. Yes, frost would be unlikely at this time of year. Though they are forecasting some early frost for our area this year...they are saying September. I am hoping they are wrong.Delete
How lovely... Did you ever watch the series "Cosmos" hosted my Neil Tyson DeGrasse? There was a whole chapter one episode on the living landscape inside a drop of dew... Fascinating. Your pictures sent me back there.ReplyDelete
Have a lovely day!
Thank Yanic. No, I haven't seen it. I bet that would be fascinating.Delete
Oh my! This is heavenly!! Send some of that moisture this way!ReplyDelete
That dew is so beautiful. I could use quiet morning moment. I'd have to get up at 4:30 to be up before my little ones.ReplyDelete
Tell me about your pumpkin granola! I have lots of pumpkin from last season left that I really need to use up! :)
I think so too KC. So lovely to watch it, and see how it forms differently on different leaves and flowers. So beautiful.Delete
You have early risers. My alarm goes off at 5:30am, and Reece will sleep until 7:30am or so these days. It has only been in the last 4 months that I have reclaimed my morning time. And I am loving it.
Pumpkin granola...so good. Here's the recipe http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/2011/12/more-holiday-treats.html Enjoy!
What gorgeous photos, you've captured the early morning magic so beautifully with words and pictures.ReplyDelete
Thank you Sally. xoDelete
Mornings are so dear to me, the quiet the stillness. You captured all of that through your photos!ReplyDelete
I love the stillness of the early morning. Thank you Karen.Delete
Kim, these photos are just gorgeous! Love the dew drops! Pumpkin pancakes sound divine. Do you have a recipe that you like, or is it a mix that you use? I so love autumn and cannot wait for its arrival! xoReplyDelete
Thank you Shel! They are so good. Here's our pancake recipe, I just sub in pumpkin for the banana, and add some ginger as well. http://www.motheringwithmindfulness.com/2012/01/sunday-morning-pancakes.htmlDelete
I enjoy autumn too, although not totally ready to say good bye to summer quite yet :)
Oh how beautiful, both the images and words. It feels like l am right there beside you in the garden.ReplyDelete
I too find that some quiet time really sets me up well for the rest of the day. xx
Thank you Chrisy. It is the perfect way to start my day. xoDelete