Monday, July 30, 2012

By the dawn's early light...

I couldn't get back to sleep after waking up at 5 a.m. so after tossing and turning for what seemed like forever, I decided to get up.

I should get up at this time more often. Dawn and dusk are my favorite times of day (except in the winter, when I'd like dawn to arrive much earlier and dusk to arrive much later).

Actually, these photos were taken a bit later than dawn. It was probably a bit closer to 6:30 when I thought of snapping some photos. As you can see, my poor window box screenfeeder isn't looking as spiffy as it once did. The lavender is now well past its prime.


But that didn't stop Baby and I from enjoying the view.

 I think she's watching for Mr. Hummingbird, who's been spending a lot of time at the feeder lately.

Of course he's never on the feeder when I have my camera handy. Some day I'll be ready when he visits. 
 In  anticipation of the colder weather that will be arriving all too soon, the squirrels are busy building their tree top nests (as evidenced by all the leaves and small branches dropping to the ground on a daily basis).

I hope you all have a beautiful week.

I'm joining Tracie at the beautiful Fishtail Cottage for her Cottage Garden Party this week!

Donna

12 comments:

ornamentsbypink said...

I'm an early bird always up and outside while everyones asleep. Your kitty looks like shes enjoying the outdoors! I know what you mean about the camera, there's a certain bird I want to get a picture of, he's here just about everyday. One day i'll have the camera in my hands when he stops by.
Mary

Cozy Little House said...

I'm glad to know the squirrels know fall is around the corner despite the 110 heat here! Donna, I'm hosting my very first party starting later today. If you have anything you've "tweaked", please join in. More on my blog. Love that Baby!
Brenda

Jeannee said...

I love this, I love this! Reminds me of the beautiful pic's my friend over at "All About Purple", takes :)

Elizabeth and Gary said...

I am up early for work 2:30am yep..I up even before the birds LOL.
I love watching the sun rise. Enjoy your beautiful day God has created for you.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Susan said...

Hi Donna...Nice that you took the early morning photos to share with us. Thanks.

When I DO get up early, I always like it. However, lately, I've been so tired I've preferred sleeping in a bit.

Take care. Susan

Donna said...

Early morning light and the stillness are such beautiful wonders! The hummingbirds here are going through the sugar solution like crazy. those little booger such can drink it down!

Yael Ben-Ari said...

I am definitely not a morning person, but there is something magical about watching the first rays of sun hit the trees and houses. You have some lovely photos of your first rays. The kitties seem to be enjoying it even if they are just waiting for the hummers.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Pretty pictures! Love your little shed!

Hugs,
Debbie

andrea@townandprairie said...

What a beautiful view for the bignning of a new day. That little house is just darling. Who WOULDN'T want to just cozy up for a lemonade? So sweet!

Larry said...

Learning to take advantage the light at dawn and at dusk can provide some of the greatest pictures from the gardens... enjoyed seeing yours today! Larry

Sylvia said...

I love your cottage, so inspiring! I am an earlier riser most days. There's a hummingbird that comes to my flowers but I don't have my camera, like you one day I'll snap his pic before he knows it.
Sylvia@agrandmasblessings

Jensamom23 said...

I love early mornings...the light is wonderful and it offers such promise for the day. Thanks for sharing...your garden in gorgeous!