Early Morning

Early morning. IMG_0213

Dark and quiet, except for the lonely yips and howls of the coyotes in the field across the road.

Snow flurries visible through the glimmer of the porch light.

The world is just now shaking off the slumber of another night.

I’m in a contemplative mood at this early morning hour.

The year, 2013, is winding down and I am left wondering where the time went.

The older I get, the more quickly the sand seems to fall through the hour glass.

Remembering what is truly important… Making the moments matter…Realizing that the time is now.

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Thankful for:

*quiet mornings

*friendship

*listening to my son on the radio

*new experiences

*a fresh, new calendar

*the lonely yip of the neighboring coyote

*starting a new book

*hot coffee

*a new day

*laughter

There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens… Ecclesiastes 3:1 NIV

Morning Debut

life at 10000 feet

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Up early this morning….

Stumbled out of bed, still half asleep.

I slipped through the house, in the half dark.

Quiet and still.

Then I saw it.

And I stopped and stared.

The barest sliver of glowing light against the darkness.

I watched as the pink sun made it’s morning debut.

Breathless.

Such beauty.

Who knew that a star could be so beautiful?

 14And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

 15And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.

 16And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.

 17And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth…  Genesis 1  KJV

 

Shooting Stars

North Star Circa RMNP

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My “walking buddy” and I are out the door and walking by 6 a.m. in the morning. The past couple of mornings it has been pitch black outside and COLD. I’m trying to convince myself that this early morning exercise is invigorating. As long as I’m layered up, I’m okay…and to tell the truth I like the cold more than I do the hot. Too much heat and humidity just makes me crazy. Crazier than usual…and that is saying something.

1. Walking in the early morning darkness can be a little creepy.

2. I hear things.

3. Things that rustle in the the trees and bushes on the side of the road.

4. Things that probably have hooves, or claws, or teeth.

5. I make myself feel better by reminding myself that they are more afraid of me…

6. Than I am of them. Hopefully.

7. Don’t tell me otherwise.

8. I do enjoy the time to talk with my friend.

9. It is very satisfying to solve the world’s problems, before breakfast.

10. We are that good.

11. Really

12. Okay, maybe not…but, we try.

13. And it’s good therapy.

14. And way cheaper.

15. Yesterday and today the sky has been crystal clear.

16. Breathtaking, really.

17. I saw 2 shooting stars yesterday.

18. And 3 more today.

19. There is something about looking into the heavens…

20. Realizing how small I actually am.

21. In the big scheme of things.

22. It makes me in awe

23. Of He who created the stars in the skys

24. And calls each by name.

25. Peace