Monday, September 14, 2009

" Morning Skies "

Around here we, (or at least I ) rise at 5 A.M. I know they say the best sleep is from 4-6 A.M. but just look what I would miss............


I think about the fact that so many people never notice the Sunrise or Sunset and what they are missing! We got up Saturday morning with plans to go to some great sounding yard sales, but the skies and radar changed our plans. So I spent the day sleeping off and on!




This morning rainy skies again...........




I'm not complaining though..........




We need the rain...............





Just for a moment we thought is was going to clear off...........







My camera just does no justice to the colors we saw............






What a foreboding scene............








Hubby caught this Big Bass in the pond yesterday......he's back in the pond now!









On Saturday, I went to check for the daily egg from Miss Trixie just as she started to cackle. As you can see here.........everybody froze including me!










Miss Trix exits the nest via the roosting pole...............and remember when I said; Holy Hen?
She took the Sabbath off! NO SUNDAY EGG!











For awhile things went dormant around here but everything got a second wind and started blooming again...........













The Weeping Hibiscus has two beautiful blooms on it...............












These Mexican Petunias are about 4 feet tall.............















Jake has decided the new glider is the best spot in the yard............














I want you all to know I was a LAZY woman this weekend... I read and slept, watched Lifetime and Hallmark movies and tried to watch a little NFL Football. I have a lot to do this week though as we are having a Fish Fry on Saturday with some friends to celebrate my upcoming Birthday!
I hope everyone had a great weekend and hope you have a great week!!















36 comments:

Joycee said...

Loved my visit this morning, you have a beautiful home and I do love your chicken pictures! We are early risers too and enjoy the stillness of the early morning, fresh and new everyday.

Morning's Minion said...

As the dark of the year rolls around I don't like to be up before daylight, but if I happen to be I always pull back the curtains and watch the sunrise. I agree that cameras--at least mine--never do justice to such splendors as sunrise or sunset--everything flattens out in the photos.
I enjoyed following you around your yard this morning--chickens, dog, hubby with prize fish and the late summer flowers.
It is sad that so many people don't seem to be aware of the weather or changes of the season as something to observe and appreciate.

Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Carol. What a lovely way to start the day. It rained here all weekend too and I watched movies on Starz and enjoyed cooking a few good meals. I loved the lying around.

Jake can see all that is going on from there can't he. Precious baby.

My flowers have taken a second breath too and showing new blooms.

Stone Bridge Farm said...

I too LOVE a good sunrise!

Well, half of our chickens are Christians as well. We have been getting 9 to 12 eggs a day... we only got 5 yesterday. LOL.

We had a lazy weekend too. I think God was telling us to take a few days off. Our mower broke and had to be fixed, the kids developed a cough so I kept them in for a few days..and Hubby was under the weather. The only thing I did was go to the store and pick up a pizza yesterday. :0)

It's nice to have a few days off...but I got to tell ya...it really puts us behind! We are trying to get the goat barn up. I told Hubby I thought we should go smaller than we were gonna...last night I dreamt we built one as big as a basketball stadium...LOL.

Have a great day!

willow said...

That's one pretty bass. So, he's off to swim and be caught another day. I'm surprised he wasn't fried up for dinner!

Jackie said...

Love your pics of the sky. I'm an early riser too. With two young boys 5-7am is the only time I have that is quiet and I have learned to love that time.

rxBambi said...

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KentuckyFarmGirl said...

Love the morning sky pics! My hens take a day off every now and then too!

Tell hubby congrats on the big bass!

and it's okay to be lazy sometimes...just ask the hens!

Journaling Woman said...

The most precious moments and sights in life are usually free.

I now wake up at 4:30 a.m. ugh. But instead of grumbling, I try and look for those things I might have missed if I hadn't gotten out of bed at that time.

Great photos

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Wonderful post and lovely photos today; many thanks for the gift of your time. I also love the early morning; was up this morning at 4 and the quiet was whelming!

Nezzy said...

Virgos unite! Today is my birthday, I hope you have a wonderful one but I know first hand how much work a gathering can be. I sure hope someone is spoilin' you and taking the load off you.

Hubby goes to work at 5 or before so I often enjoy the sunrising in it's glorious spender with a cup of tea from my deck. Enjoy the day!!!

Medora said...

That sky is incredible - and that fish made me hungry!

Wobegon Cottage said...

Love your cloud pictures. We had some interesting ones on our way home from my sons house but no camera. My Seahawks won love the NFL ticket games. (so did the vikings)

Angie Muresan said...

Carol, those photos of the early morning sky are masterpieces! And your chickens are very adorable.

Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful skies! And I'm glad the bass is swimming free.

Pat in east TN said...

Nice sky pictures! I am an early riser also and it's my quiet time before my usual busy day begins. When the weather allows, my day begins, and ends, on the back deck with a cup of coffee and a good book and just enjoying the stillness and counting my blessings.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I love seeing overcast skies, I think it's because they remind me of my homeland.
Wow, that's some BIG fish...and what a sportsman, throwing it back for another day!
Lovely pictures of the Hibiscus, it's funny how everything seems to get a second wind ;)

Elizabeth Bradley said...

It's frustrating, trying to capture the sky with a camera, a reminder of how amazing our eyesight is, and our ability to perceive the wonder of nature!

KB said...

Rainy days are good ones for napping! What beautiful stormy skies.

I had no idea that hens were religious!

Jake looks like a character. What a look he gave you.

Arkansas Patti said...

Morning is the best time of day. Brilliant sunrises are nice but I also like it when it just gets light with no flash or dash. Cloudy days are perfect for chilling.

Renie Burghardt said...

I love the morning and am always up at 5, sometimes even 4. After watching the sunrise, and savoring my first cup of coffee, I get into doing some chores, so I can leave for the cabin on the river. Wish I could just stay there all summer, but can't leave the animals alone. Got to come home and feed them, like I just did this afternoon.

Your sunrise pictures are gorgeous! Love the chickens, and Jake looks so cute on the glider.

Yes, my flowers are getting another spurt too, even the pink roses are blooming again like mad!

Love the Mexican petunias. Got to find me some. And, of course, the hibiscus is always gorgeous. And here, my tomatoes are still producing nicely quite well. Of course, our tomato season starts later than yours.

That bass was a biggie. Glad he can enjoy pond life a little longer. Do you fry your own fish for the fish fry?

Have a great rest of the week.

Hugs,

Renie xox

lakeviewer said...

Good for you for catching sunrises and sunsets. I'm sure your animals do the same.

Lovely pictures.

Jayme said...

Howdy there Carol! Lovely photos. I love being up before the sun comes up...having my bed made, drinking my coffee as the sun starts to rise. It's a special time for sure!

Don't you feel it's difficult to photograph chickens? I'm going to lay in the grass and just wait next time. Ha! I need to camoflauge myself.

What a fish! What time is supper?

NCmountainwoman said...

Good grief, Carol. No getting up with the chickens for you. You probably have to go out and wake them up.

Dirt Princess said...

I catch most of the sunsets here...but not sunrises. However...once hunting season starts, I catch some AMAZING sunrises!!! I will have to take my camera and capture some of them for you! I hope you are doing well! I have been MIA for a week...but I'm BAAACKKK!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carol, Love your sky and cloud pictures. You all have had quite a bit of rain. We haven't had too much--but they say it will rain more this week.

Glad your chicken decided to take Sabbath off... Glad also that you had a calm and relaxing weekend. You NEED that --after taking care of all of those babies.

Have a great Tuesday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Carol............. said...

Great photos and I can imagine how it looked. Yes, there's something about early mornings.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I adore lazy days. Glad you had one. Your pictures of the sky depict the perfect hide in the house day.

Gaston Studio said...

That is some BIG bass!

While I appreciate the early morning skies, I don't want to HAVE to get up to see them.

Rachel said...

I love the feeling of early morning too but my body often resists my efforts to rise... and usually wins the battle too. I can, however, always get out of bed for 2 things, yard sales (as you mentioned) and fly-fishing. Both very worthy causes!

Deb Shucka said...

We're having some incredible sunrises here right now as well. More clouds, later appearance of the sun - the colors are otherworldly. I agree with you about how wonderful that time of day is. Love your pictures.

Missy said...

The morning skies of Mississippi are so beautiful! I love your photos of the clouds.

I, too, was beyond lazy on Sunday. I stayed in my pajamas all day and read. It was nice, though.

Have a great week, Carol!

Marguerite said...

Rising at 5 a.m. would be like the middle of the night for me. lol We had a nice rainy weekend, too. Nice fish that hubby caught. I would have had a hard time throwing that one back!

C Hummel Kornell a/k/a C Hummel Wilson said...

Also an early riser. I find things so much more serene in the morning than at night. Besides, we are past our youthful pursuit of parties and enjoy our evenings spent reading before bedtime now.

You have tempted me and I am going to post some of my early day photos on my site. I, too, love weather and I recall some shots I took from our home in the mountains above Rio Rico, AZ. Stop by and take a look.

Thanks for your lovely blog.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Stormy skies can be so beautiful too! I enjoyed your photos. A restful weekend is much needed now and then -- it's good you had one!

How I wish I could eat a freshly laid egg -- I remember how good the ones were that came from my grandma's chickens.

That is one BIG fish! Glad he got a second chance ;-)

My tomatoes are hanging on but we should be getting a cold front by the weekend so this might be the end of my summer vegetables. Fried green tomatoes will be on my menu!

jeannette stgermain said...

Did I understand that correctly- did your hubby catch that fish and then put it in your pond?
I like the holy hen part LOL!
The pink clouds are beautiful!