I have recently been reflecting on my definition of early rising, and how it has changed over the years. During bouts of insomnia, I often wake at 3:30 or 4:00 and try to lie in bed until 5:00, but I toss and turn, which is probably not too pleasant for my partner. On 'normal' mornings, we get up at about 7:00, which seems fairly civilized to me, but still too early to C. When our daughter was home and going to school, I felt comfortable rising at 6:15, so that I could make her lunch and breakfast without having to feel too hurried. I like morning, and I especially like the peace and serenity before it is light. That said, if I can sleep for 7 or 8 hours, I will take it, knowing that another morning I may be wide awake and raring to go at 3! How about you? Do you rise early? Do you like to sleep late? What is your favorite part of the day? I really want to know!! Tell all!!
So, this morning when I walked out into the living room at 7:15, I felt compelled to snap a few pics before it got too very light. I like the pink in this one
I initially took the above pic because the lake is freezing over. That doesn't happen too often, so I wanted to capture it.
The moon is still high in the sky at 7:15
The river birch above affords us great shade in the summer and then when it drops its leaves in winter, the sun warms one entire side of our house. My friend Ineke, who designed our home, really knew what she was doing!
It's Epiphany, so the decorations must come down....or must they?
Well, surely this must come down
a cluttered shelf in my sewing room