Saturday, July 08, 2006

Saturday Morning Sunrise

I got up early and took my dog on her morning walk before it got too hot. The sun was just coming out and there were clouds scattered about the sky. I took pictures.


For those of you who sleep in, this is an approximation of what I often see in the sky! It is a sight that uplifts and transforms!

It began to get lighter outside.
Glorious!

I pulled my head out of the clouds to notice the small things, a tiny frog clinging to the side of the curb. They have been popping out all week. My dog thinks she has to smell each one of them.
The wild Mexican Sombreros are just about done for the season.

A patch of Zinnias coming up down on the corner.

Wild sunflowers mixed in with a native purple plant called Bee Balm. It is the delight of beekeepers as it makes the honey sweeter when the bees pollinate it.

And the inevitable struggle of plants to grow in tiny cracks in this limestone cliff.

23 Comments:

At 1:27 PM, Blogger fallenmonk said...

Glenda, nice pics and I too enjoy my morning walks. I usually have to walk so early that it is usually dark. I do sometimes see a coyote or two and hear the owls chatting.

You might think about rephrasing "It is a sight that uplifts and transforms!" as it brings something totally different to mind for us dirty old men. :-)

Oh, and it's a toad and keep the puppy away from them.

 
At 1:33 PM, Blogger glenda said...

hey, fallenmonk, good to see you again.

My dog just sniffs the toads, never messes with them. We have a huge one in the front garden, big as a man's fist!

Haha, of course, I think like a woman! You'll just have to readjust your thinking to fit the picture! LOL!

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Great shots, Glenda. I'm an early morning person as well. I get out of the house around 5:00AM and walk to the nearby park to do my Qigong and Tai Chi before heading off to work for the day. Very relaxing, and quiet as no one else is up and out of bed that early. It's kind of like we get to sneak in a special part of the day before everyone else gets to enjoy it.

 
At 3:49 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

You dog must be the kinder, gentler kind of dog. Mine is a bouncy, bolting kinda guy who will not tolerate standing and taking pictures. Those are beautiful and I do enjoy it when you take us with you on your outings.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Thanks, my big lab/chow mutt is an 85 pound gentle giant. She still wants to get up on my lap and lays her big head on my husband at night. And her best friend is our small Boston Terrier who thinks she is her mom.

 
At 6:32 PM, Blogger betmo said...

glenda, if i could get up early and be a viable person- i would do it. :) i am not human until after 8am. the pics are beautiful- and i can only imagine how peaceful and tranquil it is.

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger DivaJood said...

Glenda, the photos are gorgeous. I love the color of early morning light. When my dog Bones was alive, our favorite time of day was morning walk. Sometimes she'd let me make a cup of tea first, and I'd bring it along, mostly not. We'd see birds, sunrise, squirrels. She'd sniff to see which of her friends had been around. Best time of day. After she died, I stopped doing early morning walks, and now I think I should do it without dog, and not hit my computer til I go to work. We'll see if that works out!

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger WeezieLou said...

see, glenda, that post is a perfect reason why i'm not ready to do mjy own blog. i DON'T stop to smell the roses (frogs) each morning. i get caught up in the spiderwebs and thorns. i see the painful more naturally than i see the blissful. i don't see the flowers, i see and mourn the weeds. (it's not as much fun doing this as it would be if i knew you didn't know me...).

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

"There is no place like home, there is no place like home".

Nice photo diary.

 
At 9:44 PM, Blogger Renegade Eye said...

"There is no place like home, there is no place like home".

Nice photo diary.

 
At 10:08 PM, Blogger dusty said...

I am up at 5am every morning. I used to walk my dogs but now that my lab/pit recently died, I do not feel comfortable walking that early in my "hood"...and I miss it. But I sit in my back yard and watch the feral kittens play, and watch the magnificent sunrises over the mountains that ring the valley.

This post just made me feel so good and calm..thanks glenda :)

 
At 3:43 AM, Blogger charlie said...

Great pics, Glenda. And the things in them are, in truth, what life's really about.

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger Changeseeker said...

I felt like I was there with you, Glenda. Thanks.

 
At 6:09 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Absolutely beautiful. I run in the early morning and often wish I had my camera with me. I see some cool stuff. It is a special time of the day that shouldn't be missed because it is like you have the world to yourself for a minute.

 
At 7:11 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Thanks all!!
Eeryone has something or more than one something that they are good at. For me photographing my tiny world replensishes me!
weezielou...sometimes knowing you have a blog you want to do provides the structure for taking time to smell the roses. :)

 
At 4:00 PM, Blogger isabelita said...

Wonderful documentation of your environs...I love the mental image of your big dog sniffing every teensy frog! Looks like just about anything will grow down there. I know someone in Houston who says her elephant ear plants get leaves about a yard square!!
Sorry I never got it together to join your peace blogging. I had intermittent access to a computer, and was pretty busy with my spouse and his mom down in Ashland, Oregon, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, or OSF.
The town does up the Fourth of July in a big way, but unforatunately, this year some drunken high school losers beat up some local artists and vandalized one guy's artwork that night, demonstrating that even a tolerant place has its own rednecks.

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger LadyCelticFire said...

Don't you know Glenda, smelling EVERYTHING, especially the ones that move, is HALF the fun of being a poochie :D

My dog was TERRIFIED of frogs and toads HAHA He would sit outside and bark and growl at the toads we used to get in the summer rains. It was ok during theday, but when he did this at midnight it was a TAD bit annoying. We would have to get dressed, go outside, gather up said toad and take him away, only to find that within a few hours hehad hopped back to the yard. I think that stupid toad liked taunting our dog HAHA The brat..

 
At 2:50 AM, Blogger Grish said...

Nice pics. Looks like you had a good day.

 
At 11:25 AM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Beautiful pictures...it's important to take time for all the small beauties around us, especially when there are so many big uglies to struggle against. Gives us strength for the battle and all that.

 
At 9:54 PM, Blogger Rory Shock said...

beautiful

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger Sue Woo said...

Hi Glenda!

Great photos. I too enjoy the early morning, especially now. It's hotter'n the fire on the Scarecrow here now. I too grow Bee Balm and it is beautiful. You must be very happy there!

 
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