I am definitely NOT a morning person. Looking over my digital photo files it’s clear from the available data that almost none of the images were captured before 8am. One of the few exceptions is this picture taken at 7:48am as we were driving through Custer State Park in South Dakota. It’s not that I don’t enjoy being up and about at the crack of dawn. When I am, I usually think to myself, “This is great! I should do it more often!” But doing and saying are two entirely different things.
Going back to the pre-digital photo files, I’m pretty sure this one was taken quite early in the morning at Virginia Beach. We had arrived the day before on the heels of a tornado, literally. The drive in had been long, hazardous and nerve-wracking and by the time we arrived at the hotel we were exhausted. But you know how it is. Sometimes you get over-tired and just can’t sleep. After a restless night I was happy to just get up, go out on the balcony and get some fresh air. This was the sight that greeted me.
Not that I haven’t had to get up with the lark out of necessity. Many years ago when I worked for a flower wholesaler the hours were brutal! We needed to get the flowers processed and out the door while they were still a damned-sight perkier than I felt. Anyone who tells you that working with flowers is fun hasn’t stood for hours on end stripping thorns from rose stems! I much prefer the roses that grow in my garden, such as this one pictured at 7:41am. Sorry folks! That’s as early as this bird gets!
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