Thursday, September 08, 2005

Up Before Dawn

I let the dogs out just a few minutes ago. The air is crisp and chilly. The sky is magnificently clear. The sun is just starting to lighten the edge of the mountains to the east. I could still make out Orion overhead along with Taurus, the Pleiades and Cassiopeia. Mars and Venus were still shining bright. I love those little quiet moments when I'm the only one stirring.

The rooster has started to crow. He's an early riser. I'm sipping my first cup of coffee and the day looks good. I'm going to ignore the fact that I have bills to pay today. The money is there, it's just the act of writing the check that irks me. The mail doesn't leave the post office until 2:45, so there's plenty of time. I have another half an hour before the Monkey has to get up and get ready for school. Somedays I think I could quite easily become a morning person.


  1. You want to know what's funny...I had that exact SAME morning this morning, minus mountains in the east. Crisp and chilly (for us)? Check. Dog out? Check. Chickens? Check. All the stars and planets and sky lightening and coffee and all that? Check. This is why I'm a morning person. LOVE IT. Thanks for such a nice description.

  2. Having to get up and drive to town each morning to go to school is making me a morning person...