I LOVE EARLY MORNINGS!
I'm one of those people that can't wait to get up every morning,
the earlier, the better.
This morning was no exception.
Calm, warm, quiet.
Not a whisper of wind,
not a ripple on the water.
I take my first cup of coffee out of doors,
sit, listen, and wait for the sun to rise.
And then the magic hour begins.
I knew it would be a good one today
because just as I made myself comfortable,
I heard a Common Yellowthroat in the willows,
but it was still too dark to see.
I thought they were gone!
Then, as it became lighter, I saw a small moth fly in front of me,
and suddenly, this little bird swooped down out of nowhere
and grabbed it out of mid-air.
Right in front of my face!
Isn't he just adorable!! You can just see
the black mask beginning to develop.
This photo isn't quite as clear,
but gives a better look at his little face.
He was hard to photograph
because he didn't sit still for hardly a second.
You think I'd learn.
It's the same every year.
The different species that co-habitate with me
fill my air space with song all summer,
bringing me so much joy,
and then, all is quiet.
"Oh, darn", I think, "they're gone already."
Then after a couple of weeks, *poof*, they're back again.
So darned cute.
While I sit, I THINK I'm going to get some stitching done.
|A special label for a very special quilt.|
But there's so much activity,
I seldom accomplish much.
This sweet young thing
is taking a much needed break
after chasing around with her siblings.
It's like the Daytona Speedway!
They are out there before first light, too.
Then, as quickly as it begins,
the Magic Hour is over,
and it's time to jump in the shower,
and WAIT FOR MORE BIRDS
while I pretend to sew!
My dad was an early morning person, too.
He used to always say, "The early bird gets the worm."
He wasn't kidding!
Quite some time ago,
I received this beautiful stitchery
from Nola at Just Ramblin'
that says it all.