Dawning Light

The newly lit
day dawning fresh shadows
and highlights pale colors still
waking from their nightly slumber
no need to squint
eyes open wide taking in the traces of lines
unlocking the soul
within the tree, branch and leaf witnessing
a most beautiful raw vulnerable state
which only an early bird ever gets
to see

** I have been waking up and instantly walking outside lately, it is a marvelous feeling to feed myself, drink warm tea cooling in the morning air, to write. All while witnessing the beginnings of the day, deep breaths and warm thoughts to you today.


  1. When hiking a few weeks ago, I took several similar shots. The light, the color, the lines were irresistable. You have such a way with words, and I admire your ability to express yourself so beautifully.
    Glad your mornings have given such pleasure

    1. Thank you, Laurie. That means so much. I am just back from a wonderful women’s retreat and feeling so recharged and happy. Giving myself the gift of morning writing time outside with nourishing food and tea is exactly what I need to give so much through out the remaining day. The more I do it the deeper my words go and it is such a great journey! So happy you enjoyed your hike and found that warming morning light too 🙂

  2. I too am an early bird, getting out of bed around 5:30 and frequently going outside to watch morning happen. I like the moisture in the grass, the slant of the light and the deep quiet punctuated only by birds starting their day as well.

    1. Of course you understand, Janet. I am not one to get up early very often but no matter what time “morning” happens for me, when I can wake slowly, enjoy it’s waking and drink in that cool refreshing air I am certain to have a good day 🙂

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