One of the absolute joys of camping is waking up to the sights and sounds of a new day. Waking up to birds chirping, the wind in the trees, the sound of light rain and sunshine filtering through as a new day dawns. It’s awakening to all our senses.
Like a sensuous lover awakening to warmth, mornings are like a kiss from nature.
Waking up to a vibrant sky and a view like this makes me feel so grateful to be alive.
And this ….. a stroll down to the rock pools last weekend to welcome in a new day is like a caress to the soul.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m away or at home, an early morning walk down deserted country roads is a perfect start to the day. Like here in sleepy Maldon last month, enjoying the tranquility before the hustle and bustle of life begins.
Sometimes my walking buddy Harry is with me, keeping me company.
And sometimes I’m alone. Like at Hattah Lakes enjoying early morning reflections.
Sitting round a warm campfire, enjoying an early morning cuppa and waiting for the sun to work its magic is a perfect time to ponder life as we ease into a new day.
Of course after an early morning walk, we can’t miss the most important meal of the day!
By the time we’ve enjoyed a sumptuous hearty breakfast, usually cooked over the coals, we’re well and truly ready for another day in the great outdoors.
It’s a hard life but someone’s gotta do it!
Of course, we don’t need to be camping to enjoy the joys of a new morning.
In the comfort and warmth of our home we can savor the simple things in life. A hug from our loved ones, the sound of laughter as the house awakens, sun streaming through our window, a nuzzle from our pooch, a cup of steaming hot black tea …
The ordinary things that are around us every day that become the extraordinary when we view them with mindfulness and joy. The morning sky below is from my decking at home.
May we cherish every moment and every morning in our lives, may we always be open to the beauty around us and may we never take the simple pleasures for granted.
Keep smiling, stay safe and continue to enjoy the journey.
This is in response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning