I suppose one of the best ways of getting to know any landscape is by having dogs.
As soon as it is almost light, I take our two for their first emptying walk of the day. Everything is dead quiet as I watch the sun rise, and there is perfect peace throughout the area.
The animals, both wild and domestic, have had everything to themselves overnight, and one often sees them retreating to their daytime lairs, as half-light makes them visible once again.
I love the early mornings at all times of year; maybe more so in winter because of the spectacular mists and sunrises, but the daily changes are always fascinating.
These two pix were taken a few metres from our house; in the lower one you can just see the distant village church spire.
No young maiden in the valley below, but I do occasionally whistle the tune.
I heard a maiden in the valet belowReplyDelete
Oh don't deceive me
Oh never leave me
How could you use a poor maiden so...
I sang it to P wants he left this morning, then I sang it in the car on the way to the station. I have now stopped.
The phone clearly took over some words here.Delete
I got the gist.Delete
p.s. At least the valet wasn't in the maiden.Delete
That crossed my mind but I decided not to mention it,; I thought you would pick up on it too.Delete
Beautiful photographs Cro ……. it's raining stair rods here !!!! ….. I shall be singing that song all day now !! XXXXReplyDelete
No rain here, beautiful morning J.Delete
Moyenne here; nice-ish. I'm covered in plaster, so I'm not bovvered.Delete
Yes, chucking it down here too ( Herts). The doglet is going to have to get used to his raincoat again! He hates it, but not as much I dislike a soggy dog.ReplyDelete
It's all those damp towels hanging around that I don't like.Delete
The best time of day. Love those mist in the valley mornings.ReplyDelete
The French always make jokes about England's FOG, but there's more fog here than I've ever known back in England.... we even call it BFF (Bloody French Fog).Delete
Wonderful imagery - the pictures are almost dreamlike in their quality. Sadly the heavens have opened here and all I see is dark and drear.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful way to start your day.ReplyDelete
One of my favourite folk songs too Cro.ReplyDelete
Like you pictures - could be anywhere in England too, unlike most of your pics which have a distinctly French feel to them.
Very similar to parts of Surrey and Shropshire that I know well.Delete
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Thing things I miss, getting up late in a city...ReplyDelete
Sunrise is always the most beautiful and hopeful time of the day. I say that because I do not sleep well and seeing the morning light lets me know that my fight for rest is over.ReplyDelete
I would love to sleep for 8 hours non-stop, or even 6 hours, or even 4.Delete
Such a lovely peaceful scene. Seeing the horses brings to mind that you were often concerned in the past about them getting enough water. I haven't heard you mention that in quite a while. Hopefully this means they are getting better care.ReplyDelete
Amazingly, they now have a ballcock system fitted, and have water on demand.... However, as the connecting hose pipe is buried about 3 inches deep, I am expecting it to ice up quite soon.Delete
Cro, awesome pictures of morning light. Here in the middle of USA in a state called Nebraska we are deep in the throes of low teen temperatures. This morning was 14 F (-10 C) and the wind chill was -4 F (-20 C). Two inches of snow fell yesterday that is still on the ground from the frigid temperatures. Before this cold blast, the fall was glorious with tree color and morning sunrises. Morning is my favorite time of the day as well. It starts around 6:30am when I just can't sleep any longer. Watching the world wake up in the morning has been a favorite pass time through out my life.ReplyDelete
Have a great Bloody French Fog day.
It's reasonably warm and sunny here, and my neighbour has just finished harvesting his maize crop (for seed). Mornings are cool, but days are OK.Delete
Oh, I have not heard this song since school. I suppose you know "When Flora Smiles" as well. This makes me feel terribly sad. I'm not sure why. Good to think you begin each day with such beauty. I hope you never forget how blessed you are. Beautiful photos btw.ReplyDelete
I tell myself that every day Rallentanda. And it's the truth!Delete
Fabulous images. The stillness of early morn always makes the world seem a teeny bit new. Snow too, but I had better not wish for that!ReplyDelete
I' ve said it before; you live in a stunningly beautiful place!ReplyDelete
We are having 65 to 75 mph winds here for the last two days. Lots of large trees down and no power for a lot of folks. I would love to be sitting under a chestnut tree with that view right now.ReplyDelete
Lovely pics, Cro. It's shaping up to be a beautiful spring morning here, sunny but with a bit of chill in the air to remind us that summer isn't quite here yet.ReplyDelete
Love the early morning mist - just beautifulReplyDelete