Sunday, August 14, 2011


I admit it; I’m one of those morning people.  
You know, the annoying ones who are up running around 
before daylight hits the sky.
  (Side note:  this is really easy to do when the winter sun
 stays in bed well after eight a.m.) 

I like to visit the world before it gets all messed up with traffic and heat
 –and the curse of our part of the world—wind. 

I like how the low angle of the sunrise makes leaves glow.

I like how the water sparkles as it shoots from the big end guns
of the huge center pivot irrigation sprinklers in the fields.

I like how soft overcast mornings leave no shadows 
except those already painted there on spotted hides.

I like the fresh dewy smell of the pastures 
and the contented sound of cattle grazing.

I love the look of fields dotted with hay bales 
ready to be gathered in for winter storage.

I like how the huge block hay bales--size eight by four by four feet--

--look like something out of Stonehenge in the long shadows of morning.

New jokes from the kids:

What do you call a cow that's just had a calf??


If a blue house is made of blue bricks and
a pink house is made of pink bricks and
 a red house is made of red bricks what
is a green house made of??



Debbie said...

i love the mornings's for sure, the best part of the day!!!

awesome pix today!!!

TexWisGirl said...

great photos! thanks for sharing your morning with us! laughed at the jokes too. :)

Linda Sue said...

Your morning is worth waking up for- Ours not so much...I love the smell of horses and hay- it hits me right in the middle! Beautiful photos, Leenie Lovely! We miss you- thought of you a lot when we went to the street fair.

TheSims said...

So that is where I get it from. I would rather be outside in the early morning then any other time of day. It is not so nice at 6 am in st George though.

Samantha said...

I'm usually enjoying my first cup of coffee at 5am...wander outside soon after.
Early mornings are the best!

GREAT shots!

TALON said...

lol @ the jokes and your photos and words are beautiful. I'm a night owl - always have been, but when I have to be up just as the sun is greeting the day, I agree - it's purely magical.

Maude Lynn said...

These pictures are so peaceful!

lizziviggi said...

I'm such a morning person too, and it's easy to see the draw with photos like these, kissed by the morning light. If only I could get my kids out of the house that early!

Anonymous said...

Me too - there is a dog that barks at me every morning when I go past! Early morning is, for me,the best time of day for a walk

Saimi said...

So that's what I've been missing all these years....

Loved the jokes!!

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, I'll be sharing decaf cows with the public. All my jokes originate with the little people.
Here's one.

"What did the fish say when he hit the cement wall?"


Nice site, Kelly

susan m hinckley said...

I like that there are morning people in the world who will photograph it for me to enjoy without getting up to do it myself. And it sort of restores my faith that kids still think the same old kinds of jokes are funny... thanks, Leenie!

Carla said...

I am a morning person through and through. It's so lovely and quiet!
Love your pic of the field full of round bales!

Far Side of Fifty said...

You got some great photos of your part of the world!

Our driveway is way too long..which is a good thing..Chance would like to walk with all the walkers:)

Terry and Linda said...

ME TOO! ME TOO! I love early morning. Even as a children tell me I was a chicken in my former life (No we don't really believe in former lives...its a joke). Come night I really can't stay awake.


Buttons Thoughts said...

That is SO worth getting up early for. Funny jokes. :) B