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24/05/2015

Good morning!





This morning, I happened to wake up at 4 o'clock and decided to get up and to go to collect the newspapers from the letterbox. Looking towards the lake, the sun was rising behind my back and its glow coloured some of the clouds pink.




I enjoyed the green view near the letterbox, and then went back to bed... of course. :)




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Later this morning, I caught this fellow meditating on the lake-shore.










Flower buds of Caltha palustris:







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Have a great week!



26 comments:

  1. ´The early bird catches a worm´ is the English saying for getting up very early in the morning. Beautiful skies and wonderful pictures of the bird.
    Have a Happy Sunny Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, Janneke!
      I found the bird (a common tern, I believe) rather cute.
      Have a lovely new week!

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  2. I don't know how you could go back to bed Sara after Mother Nature's inspiration for a beautiful day dawning.
    Don't you find the blooms of marsh marigolds absolutely glow?
    I'm babysitting all weekend and the grandchildren are keeping me busy with a fair in town and other activities but I don't mind being outside with them. I've tackled a much overgrown weeping mulberry out the front, trying to prune it into the resemblance of what it should be. Neither one of our daughters are gardeners and mom has had to fix a number of inexperienced endeavours over the years. :-)

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    1. I felt so terribly sleepy! :)
      Bright yellow is not my favourite colour, but I find the blooms of marsh marigolds cheerful and beautiful and am trying to move some plants (and hope they will spread abundantly) to create a pretty border along the lake-shore.
      Happy Sunday and babysitting, Judith!

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  3. Toukokuussa on kyllä riittänyt kauniita auringonnousuja ja -laskuja, vaikka päivät siinä välissä ovatkin olleet vähän sitä sun tätä. Välillä ottaa oikein päähän, että miksi, oi miksi en lukeudu niihin onnellisiin aamuvirkkuihin, jotka ehtivät ennen meitä muita nauttia ihanista aamuhetkistä. :)

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    1. Aivan totta! Tänäänkin on paistanut aurinko, mutta on myös satanut vettä, räntää ja rakeita... Lämpötila nyt kahdeksan astetta.
      Olen haaveillut jo pitkään kyvystä nukkua talvella talviunta varastoon, ettei sitten kesällä tarvitsisi nukkua juuri ollenkaan ja voisi nauttia ihanasta valosta ympäri vuorokauden... :)
      Toivotaan toukokuun viimeiselle viikolle aurinkoisia päiviä!

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  4. Upeat värit auringonnousuissa. Nyt on niin kaunista, että tekisi mieli olla ulkona koko ajan, mutta kun töissäkin pitäisi käydä välillä. :-)

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    1. Kiitos, Gunilla!
      Valaistus oli tosiaan aika kiinnostava. Aurinko nousi metsän takaa kohdasta, josta en ole tainnut koskaan nähdä sen nousevan... koska useinkaan en ole hereillä niin aikaisin.
      Mukavaa toukokuun viimeistä viikkoa! Onneksi kesälomat lähestyvät. :)

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  5. Wow what beautiful photos. Great post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. Thank you, dear Madeline!
      Warm blessings for the week ahead!

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  6. Hello Sara,
    Nice if you in the morning so awake! Everything still so wonderfully quiet and unspoiled.
    The bird is beautiful and the flowers are really going to enjoy.
    Wish you a nice week!

    With love, Gerry

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    1. Thank you, Gerry!
      Early morning in spring or summer is indeed a wonderful time.
      Have a lovely week!

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  7. If that was my view from my letterbox, I'd check it everyday even if I'm not expecting any. That view's simply admirable.

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    1. Thank you, Mari! :D
      Have a great week ahead!

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  8. Your day certainly started wonderfully - love the early pink clouds. Great views.

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    1. Thank you, JoAnn!
      Have a lovely week!

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  9. You live in a beautiful place.Lovely views!

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  10. Hello Sara, I love your beautiful pink sky and the lovely greens. And the Terns are one of my favorite birds to, they are neat to watch dive and fish. Great post and images.

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  11. Oh gosh, such beauty!!! That third picture of the grass and the tree trunks is stunning. I imagine that everything was so calm and still at that time of the morning! xx

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  12. Beautiful Sara...4 am is early for sunrise but we lighten at 4:30 with a 5:30 sunrise....

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  13. Love the shots of the Terns.

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  14. You had a pleasant morning with lovely sights. That's the way a morning ought to be.
    Take 25 to Hollister

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  15. Beautiful morning, thank you for sharing! (And I didn't even have to get up early to enjoy it ;)... The Tern is pretty perched on his post.

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  16. ♥ Thank you all for your lovely comments! ♥

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