A few photos from yesterday morning.
I've always been such a morning person. I wake up early and while I shower my head is usually full of ideas and energy and enthusiasm. If there's anything to be done that requires brain power or motivation, it has to be done in the morning.
I like the early light and the peace. That quiet before the world gets busy. The garden still belongs to the birds. Their song is the only sound. The light is golden, filtered through more layers of atmosphere, making the greens a softer yellower version of themselves.
I love to walk to school with the children. Some days I feel I could take on the world. It doesn't last of course, and not every day is like that, but if I am going to feel amazing, it's always in the morning.
It's the best time to take a moment to enjoy the natural beauty of the world. The pale blue of a clear sky, the fresh purple of newly opened lilac blooms, the dewy white petals of that day's roses. The scent increases as the day goes on, but the beauty doesn't, the morning is the most beautiful time of day. While I think of the morning colours as cool ones, the light is warm. It's an intoxicating combination. The bird song is clearer and more heartfelt. The sunlight through leaves is mesmerising. There's a quiet magic in the morning that evaporates as the sun climbs higher.
I heard an interview with Alexander McCall-Smith the other day. He'd just won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse prize for his comic novel, Fatty O'Leary's Dinner Party. The prize was a pig, and quite a substantial pig at that. You can see it here should you wish. I digress. In his interview he said that he gets up at 4 o'clock to write. 4 o'clock! It's a thought. And not entirely abhorrent to me. I've got up at 4 o'clock before now when I can't sleep. And I've worked in a job which didn't end until 4 o'clock or later. That didn't work so well for me. I like to do all of the things that require effort and forward momentum early. Late in the day is for kicking back and relaxing. Of course if I'm getting up at 4am I shall need a little siesta after lunch. Would that be allowed? A whole new way of life I think. Are you a morning person? Or a night owl? Do tell.
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