Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Misty morning

My Dad encouraged us to wake up earlier so we could get more work done--but its so much more than that. I was left in awesome wonder of the hidden beauty a few hours in the morning bring. The smell, sounds, color...I didn't come close to capturing it!
I must admit, I'm not a morning person (more like a "night owl") but I think I may change my habits....

View from the kitchen window...

Blueberry plant
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Wild ground-cover
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Blossoms
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New leaves!
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"Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love,
that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days."
Psalm 90:14


28 comments:

Emily said...

I have to agree! I, too, have been waking up earlier each morning and it provides so much more for me - in getting things done as well as more time for reflection. Your photos are just beautiful!!

remnant reminscences said...

Thanks for inspiring us with your words, pictures, they way you live. I love it and am inspired by it. I love coming to this place in Georgia to relax!

I'm a night own too. But if we were to hit the hay loft earlier we might not find it so hard to get up and greet the day with the birds!

Andrea said...

Beautiful pictures, Mia! I am somewhat a night owl, too. The land around your home is very pretty. Remnanent said that you live in Georgia. I didn't know that. I don't live there now, but it's my home. I was born and raised there and have lived there most of my life. God bless you.

Miss Jen said...

What serene, beautiful and peaceful looking pictures, Mia! I was greatly encouraged by this post! I'm trying to work on rising early too!! :)

Many Blessings,
Jen

Miss Marple said...

How beautiful pictures! The dawn is really wonderful, should wake up much earlier... So strange to watch the nature where you live, around our house is there for the time beeing lots of snow...

American Home said...

Your blog and your words are so beautiful that I have added your site to my "Great Places to Visit" link. I have five daughters. I hope they grow up with hearts like yours.
God bless you,
Donna

Jenna said...

Oh, I couldn't miss the beautiful early morning for much!! I've been getting up about 4:45 - 5 am, and after a few mornings of doing that, it feels just wonderful:) Of course, I do have to go to bed By 9pm. Enjoy that beautiful time of day~

Mia, your pictures are amazing!! You do a fantastic job with photography:)

Your sister in Christ,
Jenna

Miss Breezy said...

Just beautiful, Mia!

-Breezy

dukygurl said...

Oh that is heartbreakingly beautiful. I want to be where you are!!

MomAtHome said...

beautiful! what an inspiration to get up early!

Hannah said...

These are BEAUTIFUL shots! I absolutely love them. It's inspired me to get up earlier!

Kate said...

I know how you feel. I've been an early bird since my pre-teen years (I'm 28 now). There's just something about living in a morning being created that I love. We have an outdoor wood furnace and sometimes I let hubby off the hook and I'll go load it. It's so nice to walk outside just as the sun starts peeking over the horizon...the farm and neighborhood quiet except for the gentle rustle of a morning breeze and a few animals winking awake. The smell of the woodsmoke, the cool-crisp air....it's beautiful.

Madison said...

How gorgeous Mia! =) Those pictures are *so* pretty!

~Madison

Caroline.k said...

Those are beautiful pictures! I wish we lived out in the country where I could get pictures like that.

Lora K. said...

Mia,
Your pictures are beautiful. What a wonderful way to begin the day, basking in the wonders of His creation. My girls have really enjoyed reading your blog. If you ever come back to the Houston area, they would love to meet you.

Kendra Logan said...

Those are beautiful pictures! I'm definitely a nightowl :) This is my first visit to your blog, and enjoy reading your different points of view. I'm a Christian as well (and a friend of Ellie's :D). I'll be following this blog :)

Elena said...

These are gorgeous pictures!

Abigail and Lydia said...

The bluberry picture is my favorite. What kind of camrea do you use? I love to wake up early too! :)
Abigail~

Diane said...

Mia,
You make me long for simpler times.
You know what I wish for more than anything in today's world? Peace and quiet. No sounds of traffic - just birds and the wind. The "white noise" of society can be so subliminally annoying. We get cranky and don't even know why. I think so often it is just because no matter where we go we can't get away from noise. Even the refrigerator doing its job makes noise.
I love the late evenings and wee hours when everyone is home in bed and the stillness is so complete here in our part of PA.
If only it were that way during the day....
Diane

Allyson Janell said...

Hello Mia,
My name is Allyson and I really enjoy reading you blog!! Your photography and how you set up your blog is an inspiration! Your blog reminds me what is most important in life! The music is wonderful!

WudIzThePoint said...

Just starting to absorb your blog - the music alone is enough to keep me coming back. All the Best!

WudIzThePoint said...

Oh, I should add - I like the photos too!! I'll be back.

The Editrix said...

Wow, breathtaking photos!

I'm the same. Not really a morning a person, but on those rare occasions when I am up early, I am always struck by the beauty of nature waking up to greet the sunrise.

~Elise

Alli said...

My Mom just sent me your blog via e-mail. I just spent about 30 minutes looking at it. I love your blog especially the vintage pics on your side bar.

Alli

Alli said...

I forgot to tell you that I love your song list. My favorite hymn is "When I survey the Wondrous Cross".

Alli

Bria said...

I am such a night owl too! Those are gorgeous pictures! It is amazing what you see if you are early enough in the dawn of morning.

Martie said...

Just found your blog. Enjoyed my visit. I will return.

Blessings,
~Martie

lusi said...

Thank you for sharing your stunning photos. I love the way you capture God's light and life in His world.
Lusi x