Thursday, January 31, 2013

Morning has broken

A few of my favourite morning quotes:

I could be a morning person. If morning happened to be around noon.

My bed and I have a special relationship, we're perfect for each other. But my alarm clock just hates seeing us together.

Every morning I long to hold you, I need you, I want you, I love your warmth... your smell, your taste... Ohhh coffee I love you. Good Morning!

If people were meant to pop out of bed, we’d all sleep in toasters.

If you've followed for a little while you likely know that I wasn't cut out to be a morning person. I'm just not that productive in the morning. Oh, I'm not the surly kind but my internal clock seems to be a few hours out of sync with the early morning crowd's. Of which my wife is a devoted member.

She has told me on numerous occasions that I've missed a glorious sunrise. In fact, on several of those occasions she's even made some photos of the sunrise - in case I didn't believe her. A few mornings ago she told me of a beautiful huge moon that hung low over the horizon at the break of day (sorry, no photos). So I promised myself to go look the next day. No huge moon but I'll (grudgingly) admit that the light in the early morning was pretty nice. Hold the applause. Fear not - I doubt that early rising will become my new habit.





29 comments:

Cloudia said...

might be worth it, Rick



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ju-north said...

I think it could become a habit with your new camera!! It was worth it!

Wendy said...

The coffee quote is hilarious.

Your photos are stunning!!! I love the reflection in the water and the colors! (Your wife is a wise woman).

If you don't want to chase the sunrise, the go for the sunset. I did that the other day and caught the moon rising as well.

Lisa Buben said...

Those are just gorgeous pictures. Morning is my favorite time of day.Maybe you should do sunsets instead for your pm schedule?

Buttons said...

Oh I am sorry I am with your wife on this one if I could see those beautiful sunrises every morning I would never be in my nice warm comfortable I love you bed. Yeah I think I get it but WOW incredible photos. B

Lúcia said...

Hehehe, I love waking up early to take photos. But only for this. :)

Pamela Gordon said...

I think you need to get up at the crack of dawn more often Rick. These are beautiful shots. It's so calm and peaceful. Were the birds singing? I can almost hear them from here. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Just might be worth thinking twice about that, Rick :-)
I am in your wife's camp. A definite morning person, and your photographs here are so many wonderful reasons why.

Wishing you a great day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

As a morning person,I have to remind you of all the beauty you would have missed by staying in bed. Just saying.LOL

Julie said...

I'm a morning person only because of young children--which is rough, because I'm truly a night owl at heart and stay up reading often until 1 a.m. Thus, I'm a little bleary seeing the kiddos off to school. Still--those photos are worth getting out of bed. Absolutely lovely.

Bob Bushell said...

Look what you have missed, beautiful scenes.

joyce said...

Love the last one. If it's any consolation, sunsets are just as beautiful and you don't have to pop out of bed like you're a slice of bread in the toaster (had to LOL at that one, its hilarious!!)

S. Etole said...

In agreement with your quotes! The photos are definitely worth your getting up for though.

Stephanie said...

I think it would be worthwhile now that you have that lovely new camera. Mind you, you could crawl back into bed after the shoot.

Linda said...

Love these photos, Rick!

Nancy Claeys said...

These are beautiful Rick! I've been a morning person all my life -- but I don't always take time to look at each sunrise. I'm glad you took the time to see these!

Rosemary said...

Haha, love your quotes, especially the "ode to coffee!" Your photos just might inspire me to get up a little earlier than normal one day...

Helma said...

Jeetje Rick,
dit is werkelijk adembenemend! Wat ongelooflijk mooi en zo mooi vereeuwigd. Echt schitterend. Hier kan ik werkelijk uren en uren naar kijken.


Gee Rick,
This is truly breathtaking! What amazingly beautiful and so beautifully immortalized. Really beautiful. Here I can really look at it for hours.

darlin said...

Now this was definitely worth getting out of bed for Rick! Beautiful shots of an amazing morning. And nope, after all these years I don't expect to see many sunrise shots from you, the sunsets you capture are ... well... heavenly! ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gina Gao said...

These are truly amazing photos! It's definitely worth getting up to.

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imac said...

Great work Rick, now you can retire again lol. I only get up very early, on holiday, to capture early morn shots.

Gary Loucks said...

Rick - you gotta get out of bed and absorb the morning ambiance. Its the best time to think. Get a dog. You'll suddenly become a morning person. Love the blog. Gary

Jana said...

I join your club of non-morning-persons knowing morning offers great photo opportunities:-)))love all the quotes+the beauty of the morning in your pics, happy new week!

MARTY said...

I'm like you, but chaque fois que je me suis levée tôt pour un sunrise, je ne l'ai pas regretté ! des moments merveilleux comme le prouvent tes images magnifiques !
bisous d'un début d'après-midi très pluvieux très gris ! I hate that weather ! but what can I do ???
regarder tes photos, yes, and this makes me happy !

Magia da Inês said...

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Olá, amigo!
Belíssimas fotos.
Bom domingo! Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil
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Julie Hargreaves said...

Amazing photos

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So sad, Rick, that you are not an early morning person. The morning light is the best of the whole day, especially for photographers. Your wife is absolutely right. This is a gorgeous series. Greetings, Joke

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Gorgeous! It looks like you're back in Florida. Hope you're having a great time.

© Piedade Araújo Sol said...

beautiful photos!
almost seem cards
congratulations.

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