Early mornings are just NOT my thing. I have always struggled to leave the comfy confines of my bed and tend to greet the day with a cranky-pants attitude and the crazy-person hairdo to go with it. Even the excitement of a treasure hunt, which often begins with a pre-dawn wake-up call, can have me questioning my ability to throw back the sheets – well for a split second anyway….the pull of new finds is a great motivator.
Deep inside, though, I know I am missing out on a beautiful time of day, particularly these mild, shadowy Summer mornings before the blazing sun and dripping humidity kick in.
So, I set myself a challenge to leap out of bed at 6am for 5 days and
“Seize the Day”.
Gentle sunlight on the partially built egg shed/Hen Hilton/Chook Mahal/Cluckingham Palace!
A quiet cuppa on the side steps before my crowd arrives back from a walk.
So many lovely squash growing in my garden with a little bit of pollination help from me.
Cucumbers have sharp prickles on them! They look more like a cactus than something you’d eat. The things I’m learning….
Flash biology lesson: female zucchini flower on the left, male on the right.
Lots of crisp beans to harvest.
While planting a bed of flowers, a little gust of wind picked up the seed packet and tumbled its contents, scattering seeds as it went. So now I have flowers growing in my carrot patch and in the cracks and crevices of my garden path.
My little garden companion, Jazz keeps me company each morning.
The carrots are so keen to be eaten, they are pushing themselves out of the ground!
Onions are coming along nicely.
There is a native tree on our property heaving with blossom at the moment, buzzing with the low and constant drone of hundreds of bees. I managed to get a photo of these glassine wings captured in the briefest moment of stillness.
My Birthday boy and the quiet moments before we were bombarded with kids and present time. Craig trying out his new boardies.
Well, I proved to myself I could do it and while I won’t be rising at six everyday, I think I will be making more of a habit of it!
Are you an early-bird or a night-owl?