I got up this morning and after sitting down with my first cup of tea, I started to work on a blog post I had been thinking about. Then Stevie Wonder got out of bed, staggered sleepily to the front door, and said "wow look at all that fog!" I was half listening to him, as I often do, and then suddenly his words settled on my brain and I went to look out the door. I've seen fog a thousand times (I grew up in northern California, the fog capital of the world), but as I looked outside, I saw something different.
Everything had a soft edge to it. The woods were blanketed in fog, and you could barely see the horizon. The sun was just rising. And I knew I wanted to try to capture this lovely, soft summer morning. So I grabbed Big Girl and stepped outside.
With my first footstep outside, the heaviness of the air struck my face and body. It was a warm, enveloping feeling, like being wrapped in a soft blanket. I started walking around the yard, taking photos, and just enjoying the feel and smell of the morning air. I could smell the flowers and grass, hear the crickets chirping, and as I walked down the road and looked at the sun rising through the trees, I suddenly stopped. And just experienced the moment.
As I stood there, a song came to mind, the lyrics playing out in my head as I looked around me. And so my post for today changed in that instant. Today I am sharing my thoughts about morning. How each one is a new start. Each day is fresh. And there is life all around us, just waiting to happen.
I hope you enjoy the photos I took, and stop a moment in your day, in your morning, to experience the newness, the smell and feel of it. And let it lift your mind and spirit.
I am sharing the song I heard in my head, by Cat Stevens, with lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon. To start your morning.
It's a new morning, a new day. Enjoy it.