Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Pink clouds, he's a keeper and special time of day

- When I passed these trees in front of the elementary school on my street last Sunday morning, a woman was photographing two little boys in front of them.  They were laughing and romping around - I'll bet those photos turned out great.  This photo was from my return trip from my walk in the park and I couldn't resist photographing these trees myself (from across the street, using the camera on my phone).  They look like pink clouds in person and I wish my photo did them justice.

- This message from cousin Anna on facebook this a.m. regarding her son Jack's birthday today:  "Happy 9th birthday to the best big brother, wonderful son, puppy lover, chicken chaser, Harry Potter reader, loving son, and kind friend that a mother could ever hope for!!!  Love you, Jack, and am so blessed to be your mommy."  

- Loving the time (Monday through Friday) between 5am and 6am.  After the initial getting-out-of-bed resistance, there is such quiet and peace.  No talking, no TV, no noise at all, except for the distant sound of the train whistle a mile away.


happygirl said...

We've got cherry blossoms here. They're a little late arriving, but they made it. I, for one, cannot imagine what 5 a.m. looks like. Bless you and Happy Birthday, Jack. :)

Leonora said...

Ah, the peace of early morning. It's my absolute favorite time of the day.

Granny Annie said...

Bet you wanted to romp with the children.

I will be gone again on same journey.

Riot Kitty said...

The cherry blossoms all came out at once (so did the kleenex!) I am never awake between 5 and 6, so I'm not hearing anything ;)

TALON said...

I hear you on the morning bliss :) (which is how I always think of it).

And those trees are stunning - we're probably a month away before ours put on their Sunday best here :)

Maude Lynn said...

Ah, that blissful time of morning before I have to wake my child! My favorite part of the morning.

Fireblossom said...

I love early morning.

sage said...

Love the sound of a distant train whistle, anytime, day or night!

Elephant's Child said...

Early morning is bliss. No train whistles here - bird song and the purring of insistent cats.
I love the blossom trees - and Happy Birthday to Jack.

Snaggle Tooth said...

I envy you the pink clouds, i'm getting tired of awaiting the blossoms here- What a lucky son to have such a mother- I don't remember feeling so positive when mine were that age-
Good you have that quiet time- here will start getting alot louder all day soon as the summer population fills in. i get mine before I sleep-

Lynn said...

happygirl -

All the bloominess seems to be a little late this year.

Love the 5am hour. :)

Leonora -

Me, too - we are kindred spirits, I think.

Granny Annie -

Kind of, but I was late for my walk with Laura.

Just emailed you about the journey.

Riot Kitty -

Ha! Guess not. :)

Talon -

Morning bliss... love that.

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I'll bet!

FB -

Me, too.

Sage -

Me, too, and it's close enough that I can hear its rumble.

Elephant's Child -

The purring of cats is an always lovely sound to me.

Snaggle -

I loved that she posted about him like that. A neat kid.

Joanne said...

The flowers on the trees are gorgeous! So happy everything is in bloom!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, looks like Spring's sprung!!

ah, early morning has always been my favourite time of day. this is the time i feel energetic.
i like to be outside for the first glow of a new day.

dear lynn, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

big hugs~

Jannie Funster said...

I know that early morning resistance all too well. last week I couldn't find my coffee cream.... found it the next morning up in the cupboard next to the coffee can, instead of in the fridge. And no -- I didn't open it for a whiff, just chucked it immediately.


LL Cool Joe said...

I love the early mornings too. I wake up at about 4.00am and love the silence in the house before everyone else wakes up.