Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Collections, breakfast and winter world

- Visiting a home in which collections are displayed to great effect. In this case, mugs and bird houses. There were also walls and walls of books.

- The scent of breakfast cooking coming from downstairs. I spotted the visiting son's car out front yesterday evening and I imagine that is who is getting the treat this morning.

- Realizing how short the days have become. The world is completely dark during my commute that begins at 7am. The city lights of Atlanta look so beautiful as I drive toward them in the morning.


Anonymous said...

I don't know about you, but there's something almost sacred about getting out and about at that time of the morning when the sky is still waking from its slumber. I treasure it. :)

And such a cool way to store mugs. Perhaps we ought to do that at our place...

I hope you had a great Christmas by the way!

desk49 said...

The birds are feed
The cups are hung
Along the wall with care

Breakfast drifts up
From downstairs
I bet it’s for the son

The lights glow
As I go
To work before the sun

I know I'm getting a bit lazy

Fireblossom said...

Those people understand what is important! ;-)

Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I once worked at 6:50 AM in Milwaukee; WOW. It was pitch black with cold and blowing snow as I got out of bed and got into work. That was not fun!
Last night~~ I wish that you could have seen the huge crescent gold glowing moon toying with us here on our mountain. It produced so much light (on the snow) that it woke me up!!!

Ileana said...

The early morning commute...I used to have that quiet time until friends and now family started chatting it up with me on my cell phone. I cut that down a bit and my days are a little less "busy" now. :)

Love the smell of a good breakfast...and coffee brewing.

Enjoy your Wednesday, Chica!

Lynn said...

Tony -

Hey there! I do love the early morning - I write for an hour and then get ready for work. It's my favorite time of the day. (Although sleeping in isn't bad either - I'll find out on Friday when I am off work.) :)

I did have a great Christmas and hope you did, too.

Ellis -

I still like it! Nothing wrong with simple. :)

FB -

I'll say! They had the neatest old house and had fashioned a TV watching area in a hallway - lots of dvds around, too.

lg -

I do not enjoy that initial getting out of bed when it is cold, for sure.

And I hope to see that moon on your blog, yes?

Lulu -

I like to listen to books on CD or music. Thankfully it is too early for most people to want to chat.

It smelled like bacon frying and biscuits baking. Yum.

Riot Kitty said...

Beautiful pic. I'm glad the days are officially getting longer now.

Mama Zen said...

What a cool idea for using mugs!

LL Cool Joe said...

Love the smell of breakfast cooking, well anything cooking.

I'm looking forward to the days getting a little longer again. I don't mind the dark mornings, but pulling the blinds at 4.00pm is a bit depressing.

Sparkling Red said...

Wow, that must've been some house! I love their stained-glass windows.

Jannie Funster said...

I so wish it were dark for our morning school commute so I wouldn't have to wear my turtle neck over my fragile complexion. :)

Days are getting longer, tho!


Snaggle Tooth said...

Great picture! Like collections- wish I had room to display some of mine, n a library for the books- instead piles of boxes, but I know what's there is buried treasure...
Lucky person getting hot breakfast. I have to go without sleep to see daylight now, myself! At least the daylight is on crank-up now.

Lynn said...

Riot Kitty -

Me, too. I have neglected my walking for exercise because of the darkness.

Mama Zen -

I thought so, too. :)

Joe -

I know - I was thinking yesterday what a lucky person that was to be getting that yumminess.

Dark at 4pm - that's awful.

Sparkling Red -

Yes - gorgeous windows, too. They have a guest house across that walkway that was also full of books.

Jannie -

That turtleneck look is cute on you though. :) xo

Snaggle -

Buried treasure is a good way to see boxes of books. I like that.