Weekly Photo Challenge: Early Bird

Photo By: Carrie

Fort Bragg, CA (Please click directly on the image for an enhanced view)

Good morning to
you warm light warming
my face waking me slowly
so I can embrace
the day with

** This post is part of the weekly photo challenge. I am not an early bird, although I love the feeling of waking up with the birds and the sun I rarely do it. This view, the quiet, the fog  rolling over the trail, my shoes wet with morning dew, the freshness only there as the sun wakes up, it was  well worth my early rising.

You can find more entries for this challenge, HERE.


  1. Beautiful capture, Carrie! I’m exactly the same when it comes to early mornings – I love them, and love being out and about at that time of day, but I’m dreadful at getting up in order to see them!

    1. 🙂 Yes. Part of it is I need a nap when I do it. My body clock likes to wake up slow and around 6.30. Any earlier and I crash about 3 pm. I am always so happy once I am up but don’t do it often enough.
      Thank you, this was a really special morning. We were camping so I had no excuse but to get up and enjoy the view 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Sophia. I really appreciate that. The colors were beautiful that morning, I love watching the morning light creep its way through the landscape!

  2. Hi Carrie,
    Annie from Australia here, I love the poetry that accompanies your photography, very beautiful .
    I am interested in learning more about the weekly photo challenge. Is it a project only local to you Carrie or other bloggers and Interested photographers able to participate? I have been tinkering around with my blogsite, I underestimated how difficult it is to bring things together. I also want to select sites that take my eye and read every story the author has written. I love your site. I would be so happy if I can eventually connect with people and share my stories just as you and Aunt Beulah have done. The Shady Tree and Aunt Beulah drew my attention the very first time I decided to visit the blogging world. Kindest Regards from across the miles….
    Annie in Australia 🌞 🌴 🌊

    1. Hi Annie, always nice to hear from you and appreciate your kind words towards my photographs and words. Thank you.
      The Weekly Photo Challenge is put on by WordPress, each Friday they post a new subject to photograph and you have the following week to post about it on your blog and link it with their post. The details for how to do it are here, https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/ the theme for this week is “seasons”.
      The best way to connect is to post content on your blog, tag your posts so others can find them and “follow” blogs you enjoy and want to read/comment. It is a slow process in some ways but tagging your posts are the most likely way of finding readers and connecting. The weekly photo challenge and weekly writing challenge through WordPress is a very large audience so, it would be a great start.

      1. Hi Carrie, thankyou so much for your tips and advice re the Photo Challenge. I will folow the link you sent and I must learn more about tagging my posts. I must admit I haven’t found my blogging adventure as easy as I expected. Thankyou once again for your help, much appreciated.
        Kind Regards
        From Annie in Australia 🌞 🌴 🌊

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