Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Way I See It: Morning

Molly at Close to Home has begun offering a weekly photography prompt: The Way I See It. This week's assignment is Morning.

I have a love/hate relationship with mornings.  I  love being up, but getting up is ridiculously difficult for me.  I love getting up long before the crowd, and yet I often sleep until the first person stumbles through my room on their way to the shower.  If I get up early, coffee is a necessary element, preferably a hot, fresh Americano.  Fortunately when I stumble down the stairs in the morning, there is almost always espresso waiting for me.  This is one of the benefits of having a husband who wakes pre-dawn. 

If coffee is my first morning thought, light is a close second.  Once the sun comes up over the hill and heads towards our windows, the sun and shadows wake me up to the beauty around me.  I love the morning light. 

I am never ready to eat in the morning, but eat we must.  On special days popovers are a favorite breakfast, and when they are filling the house with their buttery fragrance, even I can get hungry.

I really do love morning, it just takes a cup of coffee to remind me of that fact each and every morning.

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Molly Sabourin said...

Beautiful, Di! Thank you! I love, love how you captured in your images your fondness for light - that first morning light specifically. Your photos are especially stunning because of your use of that light. This is such a great post. Thanks again for participating!

stephseef said...

Glorious. Do you have a popover recipe that even an amateur could learn to master??

A Circle of Quiet said...


The only question I have is whether or not you actually need a popover pan. I have them and love them (deep, deep muffin pan, basically). I found mine at Ross or TJMaxx for a steal.

Beware: powdered sugar and lemon juice and these are way too good. I only make them when teen boys are around to eat the majority.