Friday, December 15, 2017

Mornings are magical

Yesterday morning the temps were in the upper 20s as I headed out to work. Most of the color is gone now. My side yard is now a crunchy carpet of leaves. Cranking the truck, I sat there for a while allowing the engine time to warm up before pulling out of the driveway.

A lone gray squirrel sat on my backyard fence munching an acorn. He stopped for a moment to consider me before getting back to his breakfast. The morning light highlighted the fur on his back. At some point in his lineage, an ancestor must have and an affair with a fox squirrel because the tips of the hair on his back were rusty-red. I started to step back out of the truck and snap a picture but at the click of the door, dashed away. Soon he was cursing me from the limb of the water oak.

Not far from the house are pastures. On one side of the road are small goats, and on the other are horses. 

It was fairly early in the morning. I was the only car on the road, so I pulled to the edge, slipped the gearshift into park, and left the engine idling. A horse eyed me curiously but then wasn't sure if I was friend or foe, so he turned and began walking off. The light on his back was perfect, so I snapped a few pictures before he ambled off to join his friends.

It seems to me that some mornings are magical. Do you ever get that feeling?


  1. Looking at that picture I felt cold brrrrrrr, then I realized I was a little cold, we are sitting in North Carolina now!
    I LIKE the pasture shot.

  2. Most definitely. Mornings are such a hopeful time. Full of unexplored potential and usually peaceful too.

  3. Nice photo. It looks like there's frost on the ground.
    Hugs, Julia

  4. Yes, I love mornings, but am not a "morning" person, haha. But I love to spend whatever moment I have enjoying the play of light on the leaves, watching the ducks at the duck pond at UNM, noting the long line of birds on the lines as I drive to work. Love the photo.

  5. Mornings are my favorite time of day, and yes they're magical.

  6. A morning can set the tone for the rest of the day. Yours was off to a good start.

  7. Anonymous2:05 PM

    I don't do mornings; I may be allergic to them!!

  8. Like Stephen said. Mornings are my favorite ... each sunrise a sacrament.

  9. I am a mornings person, love mornings the best time of day although bed time is pretty good too


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