Good Morning Sunshine!
My dear readers….I absolutely love the early morning sunshine as the sun begins it’s journey to high in the sky. If you have followed my Blog…you will know that I really love to go to my Secret Garden in the early morning hours and have my own quiet time. Just me, my Bible and the beauty of nature all around me. Many times I have my breakfast outside as it is much more intimate than sitting around the large dining table or even the kitchen nook area.
I have always been a morning person…and I truly believe that one should have a very special time for themselves in the quiet, early morning hours…. before they begin the hectic hustle and bustle of their busy day. This quiet time is necessary for me to become rejuvenated. I believe we need to treat ourselves as special as we treat our families.
Simplistic? Perhaps. I do love the quaint simplicity of this time of day. It brings me great joy, as I sip my morning tea from a pretty, little teacup or a favorite mug. The sun and my devotions, feed and illuminate me, literally and metaphorically.
As I said earlier…..there are many quiet places I seek in my Secret Garden, but I also seek out other quiet spots for my reflecting…in and around my home.
This morning, I headed to the front area because I wanted to gaze at the pale-pink begonias, the variegated ivy and the dainty blue daze flowers that I planted in a bicycle planter in my outdoor foyer.
I love to sit on the weathered bench opposite the bicycle planter and flowers as the sun streams through the half-moon shaped openings surrounding the foyer.
It is simply awesome!
I especially love the blue daze flowers, because they only bloom in the early morning and fade away by the end of the day….and the pink begonias are pretty cool too.
Even though we live in Florida, there are some early mornings where I grab a small blanket….just in case I need it. We live on a very quiet street so there is not much traffic which suits me just fine. I ate my breakfast which consisted this morning of fresh fruit, yogurt with a bit of granola, and of course my pot of green tea. So very, very peaceful.
As many of you know, I also collect teapots and cups….and this bright yellow tea pot reminded me of the sun…if teapots could smile, I think this one was smiling at me today.
I am not always able to eat my breakfast during my study time, but I always have my quiet time and that little piece of time definitely makes my day go more smoothly.
My dear readers, I hope you are able to carve out a little niche of time in your busy day, just for you. You deserve it!
good morning to you too Kari, so happy to see you enjoying your mornings and the warming sun.
Loving the bicycle flower stand – wouldn’t it go perfect with a pink flamingo though… hehehe
I have the luxury this week of sharing my early morning routine pre work with little Ewan… who bursts through my bedroom door the moment he hears me moving… I’m now prone to singing theme tunes from Thomas the Tank engine and Paw Patrol all day now …… nooooooooooooooo!
Weekend breakfast is lovely though and we get to watch the birds on the garden feeders… whilst he shares my toast. Is it wrong for a 3 year old to prefer pan au chocolats?
Did I tell you I have a Jay in the garden? Plus Woodpeckers, Great Tits and Blue Tits and not forgetting the Robins. We do chase away the Magpies and Starlings and the Squirrels if they steal too many of the nuts. Highlight last weekend was a Heron… bad news for a neighbour who has a fish pond though..
Anyway… I love that you can enjoy the morning and I’m quite envious.
hugs and love from across the pond xx
Thank you for the image of those beautiful plastic pink flamingos! haha!
There is no age limit or a “too early” time to enjoy chocolate! Way to go Ewan! Did you make the Pain Au Chocolats Ross? I am closing my eyes and imagining the buttery puff pastry or croissant with dark (or white)chocolate centers…. yummy! What a great week-end breakfast in your Secret Garden!
You know my love of birds….so happy you have so many in your garden. They are amazing to watch and I can only imagine the fun the heron had with the fish pond.
Kiss that little man for me….I know you enjoy him so much. I am envious of your time with your grandson, I have to adore mine from afar.
Thanks for stopping by….I appreciate your comments so much.