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Of the many things that I’m grateful for, after having moved to this part of the city where I live in presently, the one that comes foremost to mind is that of my East-facing balcony. I’m grateful that I can watch the sun rise every morning…. It’s so splendid to see the morning coming up over the horizon over rooftops and terraces and skyrises and the morning sky glowing through those red and orange clouds. It’s new every morning, and I feel as if I washed my very soul in that bath of earliest sunshine.

The moment when you first wake up in the morning is the most wonderful of the twenty-four hours. No matter how tired or worn-out you may feel, there is always the certainty that, during the day that lies before you, absolutely anything may happen. The possibility of it happening just means it is always there.

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I usually rush around at this hour (thanks to the school run) as I have chores that simply cannot wait. However, not before savouring the quiet sunrise first, because that is when my energy reserves for the day ahead are topped up. Watching the sun rise is then a bonus.  I always try and find a few minutes to capture the morning sky in my lens or if time is a constraint, on my phone. It gives me a pleasure that few things can ever match!

Sharing some beautiful lines from Thomas Furlong’s Morning Meditations, that aptly sums up the morning scene.

Tis sweet as the day begins to dawn,
When the lark her song is singing,
To wander at will through the grassy lawn
Where fresh flowers around are springing.
’Tis sweet at that solemn hour to go
O’er the rocky slope, all alone,
Where the scattering streamlets freely flow…
’Tis well to inhale the earthly gale,
As it sweeps the green hill’s side…
Or to look on the wood in its leafy pride,
In the glen or on the grove, the dawn is fair,—
Morning is beautiful every where!

What is your early hour like? Do you like waking up early? Do the early hours make you happy or sad?

(Linking this post with #Skywatch Friday, where you get to see some of the most amazing shots of skies around the world)

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