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Sunrise on a Friday

Softly rising.

Faith means living with uncertainty — feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark.

~ Dan Millman

To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh.

~Pema Chodron

The contrail and the turkey vulture.

I had to look at what day it is.  I’m usually pretty good at keeping up, mostly because M goes to work and it’s easy to tell when the weekend arrives because, well, he doesn’t usually work on weekends.  Plus there is a certain rhythm to his schedule.  I have a certain rhythm to mine, as well.  I do know it’s day 3 of our self-isolation, and we’re creating new rhythms to our days.  For instance, there is a big art project going on outside.  I will show it to you soon.  I meant to take some before photos, but forgot in the busyness of making a video (Marco Polo) for the Wookie and Peanut who I think will enjoy watching it as we go along.

Forsythia blooming and glowing at sunrise this morning.

Now that I think about it, I might have some before shots somewhere in my files.  It’s something we found on the property that we’re turning into our own silly work of art.  Something I think the boys will like.  I will have a look and see what I can find.  Earlier today I was thinking about how I have so many photos I’ve never shared, mostly because time moves quicker than I can and by the time I get around to the photos I took from the last hike, a week or two or more have gone by and I have new photos from a new walk or hike or travels to share.

Beethoven is wondering what all the fuss is about, and what IS that thing those silly humans have been painting?

I went out this morning for my first bicycle ride of the year.  It was a short (a little over 2 miles) but wonderful ride.  My bike could use a tune-up.  That will probably have to wait.  We’ll see.

Shadow me. (I’m standing on one of the bridges that go over the creek.)

The exercise was great, but what made it so wonderful was getting off the property and out into the world where I could, safely, wave at people who were fishing on the bridge or passing by in their cars or out in their yards.  It’s windy today.  The wind resistance made the ride a good workout.  We also saw the sun for a little while, always a bonus.

Looking out at the creek from the bridge.

Well, this day is somehow flying by pretty quickly and I have a few things I want to do before evening rolls around.  I’ve been cleaning up the flower garden, getting it ready for planting.  It’s good work, weeding and digging around.  The planning, too, is good work.

Thank you for visiting with me today.  I’ve been slowly getting caught up.  Some of my WordPress issues are still issues (I’ve cleared the browser history, etc.), but I’m finding that I can comment now (although it usually requires signing in every time).  Thank you, too, for all your comments and suggestions yesterday.  I’ll be back to respond soon.  Let’s meet on the dock for sunset this evening.  I don’t think we’re going to see much, but you never know.  Sunset is scheduled for 7:15 PM.  It’s warm.  80°F.  You won’t need a jacket.

Be good, be kind, be love.  And please, be safe and well.  ♥♥♥

I took this last week. The gulls were forming a heart in the sky.

A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy:  1,271)  Riding my bicycle.  1,272)  Reminders that there are still ways to connect with a wave, a nod of the head, a hello, and some small talk.  1,273)  Working on silly art projects.  1,274)  Keeping the boys guessing.  They are having fun trying to figure out what Gramps and MoMo are making.  1,275)  Grilled veggie burgers and potato salad for lunch.  Yum.

Sunlight on beech leaves.


Robin is a photographer, artist, writer, wife, sometime poet, mom, grandma, daughter, sister, friend, and occasional traveler currently living on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. She finished a 365 commitment to get outside every day in 2011, and has turned it into a lifelong commitment taking one or more walks each day. Robin will continue to share her walks through her words and images on Breezes at Dawn. Older posts can be found at Life in the Bogs, her previous blog. Robin and her husband are in the midst of renovating the house and property they refer to as the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, 35 acres that include marsh, a dock on a tidal creek, meadows, and woodlands. Every day brings new discoveries.

10 thoughts on “Sunrise on a Friday

  1. the gulls have virtually made a heart shape in the sky ❤ Good to be out and about with you here Robin – a very refreshing post and lots of activity on this first day of Spring. Intrigued about the atwork.
    p,.s. the WP app always makes me sign in every time too & I cannot like posts nor read the notifications on tablet or phone – computer is best for me

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  2. Lovely spring! Winter has arrived here again – rather early and rather abruptly. It may not stay, but it came pretty early last year – about this time now I think of it and then hung around until the beginning of this month. Like some characters in that popular TV show I forget the name of, we may be living in perpetual winter. I’m looking forward to seeing your art work!

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  3. Loved your quotes, perfect timing and helpful.
    I’m curious about your project, hmmm, what could it be? 😉
    That photo of the BLUE, BLUE sky and gulls in a heart shape gave me goosebumps, talk about ‘a message from God!’ 😀

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  4. Looks like a beautiful day. Love your beech leaves…agree with AFrank that it looks like an insect. Can’t wait to see what you’re painting out in the yard. 33 here, too cold to do yardwork (thank goodness!) or bike ride. But was 58 when I took Katie out at 3:30 this morning. Ah well.

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  5. Beautiful, Robin. Today we had such a warm day – between crazy wind, rain showers, sunshine. I finally had the courage to go out around 4 and nearly got blown away! (I exaggerate just a tad)..

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  6. I bet that bike ride was fabulous! I have a lovely image of you waving to various folks along the way. Still not quite warm enough in Maine for a bike ride, but I’ve been getting ready by riding my exercise bike. The road to nowhere, I call it. Soon!

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  7. I often have to sign in each time I want to comment. That seems to be how WP does things now. I figure it’s worth the effort to stay in touch with people, especially now. But that doesn’t mean I like it.

    I agree about the new rhythms. We’re finding the same thing here, too. It’s relaxing to live more on your own time, getting things done that must be done, but then minding your own business. Less driving is great, as are walks during the day.

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Comments are delightful and always appreciated. I will respond when I can (life is keeping me busy!), and/or come around to visit you at your place soon. Thank you!

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