Sunday, April 29, 2012

Getting up early…


I don’t get up early in the morning very often anymore for the simple reason that I don’t have to.  And since we’ve started letting our pug Olive sleep with us, I could sleep ‘til the cows come home because this pug is not an early riser.  As a matter of fact, sometimes she looks at me as if to say, “Really?  I can’t believe it.  You’re getting up now??”  But she manages to shake herself awake enough to get up and go when I’m ready.  And being a dog, once up she forgets that she wanted to sleep in.  After all, the next nap is just around the corner for her.
 
The thing is, though, when I do get up early, I almost always think I should make a habit of it.  The light in the early morning is just so wonderful and the photographer in me thinks I ought to take advantage of that.  Unfortunately, the old, cranky person in me has her way most of the time.
 
Last week, I had to get up early two days in a row and on one of those mornings, I managed to think to take my camera along when I took Olive out for her morning walk.  Here you go…



This is the first little whitehead I've seen this year and it managed to put itself in one of my planters.

The light through the ash tree leaves makes them look like stained glass. 

18 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that first shot is 'morning glory' at its finest!

Amy Burzese said...

That first shot was worth it, wasn't it? I miss a lot too. :(

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Superbe! Have a nice day!

Deno said...

The light rays on that first one are beautiful. I've been planning on getting up early for the past few weeks to try and get a sunrise on a lake nearby. Notice you haven't seen me with any photos of a sunrise on a lake.

Nancy said...

The light in these photos are really quite exceptional, Barb. Great shots. :)

Sandra said...

the morning light paints with Gods paint brush in a way that it doesn't any other time of the day, sunset paints but it is totally different than the rising sun. sunrise is my favorite time of the day and for 27 years i have never missed one. we are early to bed and early to rise, so i don't see sunsets at all. we are what we are, some sleep some get up. that first photo is so beautiful, the beams are alive in it

Cristi Galván said...

Hola, Barbara:

Has captado hermosas fotografías; y esos rayos del sol hace destacar la belleza de las hojas en tan hermosas ramas que se dan la mano para abrazarse es el amor de los árboles; nos da una gran lección, debemos de estar juntos abrazandonos para hacer de este mundo un mundo mejor felicidades por tan hermosa exposición...,¡me ha encantado la fotografía de la flor diente de león, gracias!.


Besos.

Barbara Franceschini said...

wowwwwww!!! incredible shots!!!
i love the first and the last ones!!!
well done!!! :)


My photoblog: www.photographyforpassion.blogspot.it

Chatty Crone said...

Good morning! Those shots are so sharp and pretty. sandie

Debbie said...

ooohhhh i could have written this post, except the part about the pug, i don't have one!!

we are up late and sleep in. i would love to break that habit!!

gorgeous images, i know i am missing out on these glorious mornings!!

Kim, USA said...

Oh my gush Barbara this are so beautiful. My jaw drop when I saw the first photo. All the shots are great the last one is also very beautiful!! I might try to get up early too hehe.

Kim,USA

Giancarlo said...

Fotografie stupende!! brava!! buona giornata....ciao

EG CameraGirl said...

Even though you don't often rise early it's good to see her that you recognze the photographic benefits. :))

Nicki said...

Morning light has such a way with things, it's hard to stay mad at it for disturbing your slumber. Beautiful shots - fabulous light.

the best part of my day... said...

Mornings are magic....I know...most annoying saying ever, right? But it's seriously my optimal time of day. I get this from my mother. Seems it's a lovely time to get some great photos as well...gorgeous shots as usual, Barb.

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! I love the first one.

Rose said...

I'm with you in that I don't get up early cause I don't have, too, well, not at the right 'early.' But when I do get up early, I like it. I was always an early riser as a kid...never liked to sleep in.

Now, our cats...I would give anything if they were like your pug...but they are not. They are getting me up way before daylight. Or waking me up...they get lonesome...one wants to be petted....the other either wants under the cover or wants me to get up and feed her. I should do a blog post about this...

StreetLounge said...

I like first and last one :)