Monday, January 07, 2019

A gift

I rolled out of bed at 6 a.m. and wobbled to the kitchen. Once there I stood at the counter looking at the coffeemaker as if it were an apparition. My brain was in slow-mo.

Pulling the filter holder out, I realized that I hadn't prepared the coffee the night before. I shook my head to clear out the cobwebs and headed to the deck to dump yesterday's grounds.

The compost bucket sits on the railing to the left of the door. Peering eastward through the trees in the hollow, I saw scarlet clouds on the horizon. 

I pulled the phone from my pocket and snapped a few pictures. Then I stood there a long time watching the colors change.

As I walked back inside, I realized that forgetting to make the coffee last night was a gift.


  1. What a delightful start to the day.

  2. Great start to a coffee not made morning.

  3. I make it, sherry turns it on. Twice in the last year she had HOT water!
    But no matter, the sky is beautiful. Good eye my friend.

  4. Almost worth getting up at 6 am...naw, I'd rather just see it in a picture.

  5. Kahve ve ben..
    Bir arkadaş gibiyiz

  6. You might want to put a compost bucket on the other side so you can be gifted with beautiful sunsets. Kidding aside, it's a beautiful gift.
    Enjoy this day.
    Hugs, Julia

  7. What a beautiful way to look at your day. I wish my hubby could do that. What is the saying though...

    Red night tonight
    sailor's delight.
    red night in morning,
    sailor's take warning.

    something like that but, who cares, the sky is beautiful

  8. Red sky in the morning... did you get rain?

  9. What a great scene to get the day started.

  10. The early bird catches the sunrise.
    On the the subject of birds, the photograph of your hens in yesterday's post was fabulous. What amazing markings and good layers too.

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