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Monday, April 26, 2010

I Am Not A Morning Person

I never have been a morning person. I have lots of family members who bounce out of bed at the crack of dawn and hit the ground running. I did not inherit that gene. Nor did I marry someone with that sort of nature. To the contrary, Chuck is an absolute night owl. But it turns out a lot of interesting and beautiful things happen in the wee hours of the day. I woke up at 5:00 this morning and noticed a warm glow spilling in between the drapes. Curious, I peeked out. Sunrise, I thought. I’ve heard of those. I must have been intoxicated by the salt air or hypnotized by the rosy sky, because I shrugged on a sweatshirt over my nightclothes, picked up the camera and quietly went out on the balcony. The bay was already bustling. Seagulls were flying overhead; crows were squawking. A lobster boat motored by; the men on board shouting their conversation over the pulsing diesel engine. Another hotel guest was out on her balcony, camera in hand.

I stayed outside for about a half an hour. I may have missed the big reveal of the sun climbing up over The Porcupine Islands, but I enjoyed every moment. Perhaps, after half a century, I should reevaluate the whole early morning thing...





6 comments:

Irene said...

Stunning photos. :)

Wendy said...

I can almost imagine myself there with your description. it looks beautiful. I love that peace that comes at sunrise and sunset
xx

GAIL said...

I definitely inherited the early morning gene, even on weekends. If I sleep past 6 I am disgruntled - I am missing the best part of the day.

Roo said...

Wonderful photos - I love the lobster boat one. You sound like you are having a wonderful time. I used to be a night owl, but the new job now means I'm much more of a morning person!

Pink Granite said...

Hi All -
Thanks for the kind words and good wishes!
It's being a wonderful trip and this sunrise was a special part of it.
Chuck got to share in it via the photographs I took! LOL!
;o)
- Lee

Sue said...

Having a small child, I have no choice but to be a morning person. 7am (often earlier) is wake up time and when you have a bright-eyed kid staring in your face that early, you can't help but smile. Glad you managed to get these great shots and hope you enjoy many more early mornings in the future...