Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sunday at Seven!

Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.
                  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I am a little spoiled I have to tell you. See this tractor with the wonderful man (My Hero) out there blowing the snow out of the long, very long lane way? He is blowing a path to the bush so I can get down there because he knows how important it is to me. This was Saturday morning and he spent the better part of the day doing this.

Sunday morning I was sitting at my kitchen table after an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner out the night before where I had apparently consumed too much coffee. OK that is not exactly true it was My Hero’s Mom’s 89th birthday party and the night was full of great conversations, laughter, excellent food, a huge room full of family and friends, and most importantly love. My Mom and My Hero’s Mom are women that carry more strength with a smile than any other women I know and I truly admire that. It was so nice to see My Hero’s Mom smile and watch her blow out those candles.


 In between the laughter and conversations of this huge crowd I imagined this was that romantic dinner for two, My Hero at my side and there was hand holding so that is good enough for me.


Back to Sunday morning. I thought since I was up that just maybe I would be able to get out in the wilderness and explore with my snowshoes on so I sat and waited till there was some light before venturing out. My Hero walks into the kitchen and I volunteer to go feed Annie her bottle it is 6:00 he has no problem with that , there is a farm show on TV he likes to watch.


Since that driveway is so smooth and pretty I will be able to drive the Jeep down to feed Annie, and then head into the bush cutting out a lot of time. I want to catch the sunrise in the bush hopefully from the top of the ridge. I run downstairs make that bottle up, and grab my gear, meaning snowshoes, camera bag with “Leo” tucked safely inside, I get dressed quickly and off I go. It is light out but there appears to be time to catch that sunrise.

Annie as usual had no problem draining that bottle; she follows me to the gate I have to hop over. I am trying to put my snowshoes on in the deep snow on the other side of the fence while Annie tries to reach me, her head through the rungs to tug on my coveralls. Bye Annie I will be back soon I have to catch the sunrise.


I continually turn and look at the snowshoe tracks in the snow, I love that. I was trying to rush but the snow was so deep and I struggled through it, I could feel my legs burning with the strain and my heart racing, I decided to slow down and thought that if I capture the sunrise fine, if not I will enjoy the journey surrounded by more beauty than I can imagine anywhere else and I will be satisfied with that.


I can hear what sounds like a jack hammer, I recognize that distinct sound it could only be one thing a Pileated Woodpecker, I scan the tops of the trees and see nothing, and I know he is on the other side of the fence. I can hear the Chickadees chirping and I do get to see them flitting about. I almost forgot what my goal was as I make it to the top of the ridge; I could not get through the deep snow so turned around and followed the deer tracks down to the valley. I will use their tracks now and I am sure they will use mine later. The snow is deep back here so as I look at the deep hollows of snow with deer tracks below I know they are struggling.


I did miss the actual sunrise moment but I came close. It is Sunday morning just after seven and I am surrounded by the most beautiful place in the world. It is going to be an incredible day.

Later

42 comments:

  1. I love sunrises with their promise of the new day ahead regardless of what it brings.

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  2. Very ambitious! Good for you. What is the building in the last shot, is that yours?

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  3. So sweet and thoughtful of your Hero, doing that for you...and your photos are absolutely wonderful! Love the early morning light on the snow.

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  4. Awwwww..... what a sweet hero you have. Thoughtfullness like that is better than any valentine gift in the world.

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  5. we had another dump of very wet snow last night- hubby is still out plowing in Walkerton. No snow here in Toronto- just grey. Actually would prefer to be at home!

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  6. Your Hero knows...if Mamma ain't happy..ain't nobody happy! So glad you got to go on your trek in the woods. I'm beginning to crave it too....I need spring.

    Cindy Bee

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  7. I like your valentine celebration! :) A room full of people who enjoy being together...and then your Hero opening up for you to get into the bush. Sounds like love to me! :)

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  8. You are right about that...surrounded by beauty.

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  9. Wow, look at all that snow! Happy belated bday to your MIL.

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  10. Your place and pictures are beautiful. I love the snow, trees with the sunrise in the background and the buildings covered in snow.

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  11. I hope the remainder of the day was as glorious as the beginning.

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  12. What a wonderful hero indeed. And yes, sunrises are so captivating and amazing...the promise of a new day.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL!
    I managed to get out for a shoe on Sunday afternoon. Not far in that deep snow, but it was a start. Hoped to get out yesterday and push the trail a bit further, but it started to rain. Today it is snowing again, but I will get out.

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  14. You have such a sweet hero!

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  15. You are making me 'see' the beauty of where you live with your evocative writing, Buttons!
    Annie must love being taken care of so well by you - lucky girl to be hand fed!

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  16. love that you got out there to catch the morning light thru the trees and breath in the fresh snow. :)

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  17. This was so fun to read. I found myself wondering, "will she make it in time for the sunrise?" So beautiful that you caught it.

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  18. Beautiful post and photos ! I know just what you mean here as I experience the same thing with nature out in the woods ! Isn't it the best ever ? Nothing like it ! Have a good day !

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  19. I do feel as if I was there with you. That last photo is ah-mazing!

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  20. Beautiful photos. It sounds as if you feel as blessed as I do to live where we live...very different areas but we both appreciate our locations so much!

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  21. Beautiful pictures today. That sunrise warms my heart.

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  22. That second to last shot is exquisite! A pileated woodpecker has remained elusive to me so far. I am bound and determined to photograph one some day.

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  23. oh b, we are all blessed, in so many ways.

    few see the beauty around us like you do. even fewer appreciate these little things that make our lives grand.

    keep enjoying, keep sharing your joyful spirit!!

    big hugs b!!

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  24. Wow, gorgeous photos! So sweet of your Hero to clean a path for you :) He's a keeper!

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  25. I love the golden light from the sunrise in that last image!!!

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  26. beautiful photos and how incredibly sweet of your hero!

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  27. Sounds like your Hero is a super sweetheart! Love the photos, really beautiful.

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  28. Awe, I'm so glad you got to have a Valentines Day dinner with your hero, and what a sweetheart to snow blow a path for you. I really like that tip shot.

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  29. I love the picture of the sun peeking through the trees! Your Hero is definitely a keeper for clearing the road for you! :)

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  30. That first photo took me back to many many great memories on my parents farm in Guelph. I am living in Australia now and miss the farm and wish the kids had that lifestyle. But even though I married a farm boy it wasn't to be. Thanks for the memories.

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  31. i can see why you call him hero :)

    beautiful shots~

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  32. Such a wonderful walk in such beautiful surroundings! Thanks for sharing your walk.

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  33. Great to read that you are having great times there.
    Never seen a photo or even heard of blowing the snow..that is well captured.
    Take care my friend, Hugs M xoxox

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  34. Your hubby clearing the snow away for you, and you going pre-sunrise to feed Annie while your hubby stayed to watch a favorite show? What can I say? Some things say love better than a card and box of chocolates.

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  35. So sweet of your hero to work all day clearing a path for you. If he is like mine, he prefers being outside all day, though. Mine is holed up in an office all week, so on weekends he is out the door as soon as he gets up and I don't see him until sunset.

    Beautiful snow scenes you have captured and the pink light on the snow is wonderful. I can almost hear the stillness and feel the sharp air. Hope your week is full of beautiful sunrises, Buttons. xoxo

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  36. What do you mean you missed the sunrise. It looked even more beautiful peeking through the trees. I especially love the barn photo at the end. 'Leo' is doing a good job under your direction. Glad the birthday party was fun. You know how much I enjoy getting older. Your husband is a true sweetheart doing all of that snowblowing for you. As always I enjoy a cup of coffee while visiting you. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Your Hero, and mine, must be cut from the same cloth. Beautiful sunlight in your last two shots.

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  38. those warm tones hitting the blue snow is absolutely stunning! *hugs*

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  39. How lucky you are to still have such strong women in your life! I lost all of mine very young. It saddens me to watch these youngsters having kids and all of the old knowledge is not being shared. :(

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  40. what lovely images! poor annie she probably would trudge through that snow with you just like a faithful pup. :)

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  41. Sunday morn finished farm chores, just reading back posts on my fav blogs. JUST REALIZED Of all my fav blogs somehow one of my VERY favs "yours" I hadn't hit follower button on, I go to blogs from my bookmarks on my cellphone ... still waiting for that laptop. Anyway rectified that as I have been a follower of yours since I started blogging the beginning of Feb this year ..just now I am official follower ! Lol

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