Monday, October 15, 2012

Frosty Morn!

Everything nourishes what is strong already.
                    Jane Austen

The day started early with my jumping out of bed and peering out the window to see the ground covered with a heavy frost. That is when I thought to myself drat there goes my lone tomato plant but I also knew my kale plant would now become sweeter. I noticed the sky was just starting to turn pink I pulled on long johns (yep already) a heavy sweatshirt and ran to grab my jacket and camera. I pulled on my hikers over wool socks, I holler Morning to My Hero he hollers back “Did you see that sky?” I slam the door behind me. I had to capture this sunrise.

I had been waiting for a morning like this for a while now and nothing not the frost, nor the cold, or even the Fibro was going to stop me. I had a good night’s sleep last night and I knew I could do this. I opened the gate and wondered why I had not grabbed mittens as that cold, frosty metal of the chain wrapped around the gate sticks to my warm hand. I walked down the lane and pass the cows while watching for this sunrise to appear. I never tire of walking down this lane I have been doing this for 33 years and have always found something new, something that will surprise me.


I watch as the sun makes its way slowly over the tree tops, it peers out and then seemingly shy drops behind another tree. The sky is still a bright pink and I wait patiently while I busy myself with the frosty Oak leaves that lie scattered on the ground, curled up and trying to find warmth. The frost on the weathered cedar rail is so beautiful. The pot hung over the post, the round rock placed carefully long ago on a post, all having a special meaning are now covered with frost. Oh I love this. I start to shiver and am not sure if it is because I am cold or maybe it is that I am so excited with anticipation.

Suddenly as if it could not wait any longer that sun starts to rise very quickly and exposes itself to my world. I rush to capture as much as I can. I love our old pump house so I decided to stand there and continue to photograph this beauty hoping to capture something special.


With my fingers now numb and the frost starting to melt I decided to head back to the warmth of the house. I am greeted by the smiling face of My Hero with a hot cup of coffee. He must have been watching me through the big kitchen window the whole time. I am cold, a little tired and extremely happy. I did it and I have the eighty photos to prove it. Yes I said eighty. It just goes to show you I should not be caged up so long.

We have a quick breakfast while I warm up, we then dress in warm layers and head to the old pickup. There is a farm machinery sale today. I know this may sound boring but if you know me and I think most of you do, I have always found something to keep me occupied. There will be things to see, possibly photograph, and just maybe a story or two. A day with My Hero is just what the doctor ordered. See you tomorrow.


Later

32 comments:

  1. The frosty leaf made me shiver...I can't believe fall is racing by so fast...I wish it would slow down! Your sunrise shots are fantastic!

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  2. So much to appreciate and photograph in this wonderful world God has created. I am glad you're bale to enjoy it even with fibro. Beautiful photographs.

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  3. I love your photos this morning but I'm happiest that you were able to get out there! *HUGS*

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  4. Oh, the crisp of autumn. Too soon!

    Fantastic captures of the sun and the frost.

    Look forward to a sale tale.

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  5. A frost morning with the promise of sunshine. What better?

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  6. I think your day started beautifully. I hope you enjoyed the farm machinery sale.

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  7. what a way to start the day! even though it's cold & numb-y...at least you got out there & took these gorgeous 'welcome day' pictures!

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  8. You sound so energized! Enjoy your day.

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  9. Great photos! It is frosty here too this morning.

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  10. I would love to meet your Hero...meeting you with a warm cup of coffee to warm those cold hands...now that's true love! :) Enjoy your day!

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  11. i love the way you write...it makes me feel like i am right there :)

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  12. What a great way to start he day and week! Beautiful sunrise captures, Miss B. Hope you find some great treasures at the farm auction.

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  13. Hi Buttons,
    Mornings are magnificent just before the sun rises, and then as it does. Glad that you get such pleasure out of them all the time.

    They are my favorite time of the day too!

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  14. This is lovely!
    I'd love to be able to get out and capture a sunrise! I have only done so once after being awake ALL night with no sleep and my husband woke up and said, "Seeing as you haven't slept at all, would you like me to drive you to the bay to photograph the sunrise??"
    Thanks for sharing and thanks for your lovely and timely comment on my blog! :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures....at the moment our leaves are floating in rain water..no frost this morning. Enjoy your sale. Take lots of pictures.

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  16. the best part of this story is the you part!! that you were able to do what you did. the images, a bonus....the sunrise is beautiful but the frost is stunning!!

    i need to get up earlier!!

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  17. This post describes me to a T with my photography . I cant get enough of it and have to have my photo fix every day ! Awesome photos and post . Have a great day !

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  18. love that your hero was watching you watching your world. :)

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  19. Well some mornings are just worthy of 80 photos!!

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  20. I'm never sorry to be there for a sunrise. It's the prying myself out of a cozy bed that's so difficult.

    Stash some gloves in your coat pockets, Lady! Maybe even get some fingerless ones so you can still work the camera shutter.

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  21. I just love frost pictures! Bring your mittens next time : ) I hope we get to see more of those photos.

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  22. I never want to miss a sunrise. There is so much hope and promise and energy in them. Obviously, you know that well.

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  23. Buttons-I think that camera of yours deserves a cup of coffee! Gorgeous pictures you've posted here, and I bet all the rest of the 80 photos are gorgeous, too!

    I can't wait to hear about the farm machinery sale!

    I woke up in the night to the sound of rain. Like sweet music, it was. Its been so, so long...

    Have a wonderful week!

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  24. Beautiful! I love the fact that even after 33 years you can still find something new and interesting in your walk. So amazing :)

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  25. Good on you - getting up and out there... look what was waiting for you too!
    Fantastic photos and isn't it wonderful to snap off 80 of them like that too. This amazing digital age is incredible - I never cease to be amazed at technology.
    Enjoy your day B. Hugs xx :D)

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  26. I am reading about your frosty morning and I just had to go and change into shorts as I had sweat running down my leg............lol

    Love the photos of the sunrise I have never seen a sunrise seen a lot of sunsets.....but never a sunrise..

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  27. That is a great shot of the frosty leaf.

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  28. I don't know why, but that first photo, I find absolutely stunning! All of them are great, however. The leaf one just screams "fall" to me...

    Cat

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  29. Great photos. I'm glad you had a good day. We have had snow, but not a frost. Funny huh?

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  30. Oh I just love that last shot!!!! and the leaf one is gorgeous....

    and when I shiver, I always think "oh good, im taking off calories from that malt shake I had yesterday" LOL

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  31. Beautiful shots of the sunrise and the leaf does look a little chilly! Hope you had fun at the farm sale! :)

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