Sunday, April 24, 2011

Up With the Sun


If I hadn't risen early this morning I might not have taken a walk, in which case I would have missed the sun rising into the orchid mist.


I would not have seen the dew-spangled spider's web clinging to the fence rails, 


nor noticed how perfectly the pond mirrors the trees that border it's banks.


I would not have come upon the yellow gowned forsythia that holds court at the entrance to my neighbor's drive,


and I would have missed the hyacinth blooming at my own doorstep.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i am glad you rose early then so you could share it with us...smiles. happy sunday to you!

steven said...

there something every day that makes it worth while getting up. i'd say you were given lots of reasons - gifts even! lovely! steven

Molly said...

It must be such a relief to see these signs of Spring, finally!Hope you had lovely Easter Pauline...

Judith said...

Did you really see ALL these things this morning? Lucky you/ keen-eyed you ---
And how kind to take my eyes along to show me too ---

Brian Hayes said...

Yeh, like Judith I'm certain you're making it all up. Oh, I remember, that's why your writing is so darn wonderful, smitten with orchid mist and a'that. :-)

Pauline said...

Brian - I'm no photographer but I know beauty when i see it :)

Steven - that's one reason I get up every morning - to see what I will see! One never knows what treat the day will bring!

Molly - finally, finally! And yes, thank, I had a lovely Easter celebrating a birthday with one of my little students who lives around the corner. My kids were all with other relatives and my invitation to the birthday was a great treat!

Judith - I did see every one! Some days are just wrapped up in beauty!

Brian - :) I live in a place where I don't have to make up the beauty - it's all around me. All I have to do is pay attention

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhhh, I too feel like this so often on my walks. A swan, leaves, the play of the water -- keep thinking "I'm so grateful to be here among all this.

Bet your hyacinth smells AWESOME!!

xo

Pauline said...

Oh they do, Jannie! The whole yard smells heavenly :)

Meggie said...

Your morning must have been wonderfully scented. I love Hyacinths.
Also love your pics.

Peter Bryenton said...

Magic hour.