Early to Rise

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.”

I wonder if they still teach that saying from Old Richard’s Almanac?  I’ve given up on the wealthy and wise part of the saying, but my Beautiful Bride and I are hoping the healthy benefits of early rising hold true.

A nearly full moon greeted us as we left the house one early morning. May 23, 2016.

It isn’t always easy to get out of bed (and out of the house) before the crack of dawn, but we try.  Fortunately we are often greeted by a beautiful sight such as the one above.

Some days are cloudy, but there is still beauty to be found.

Dawn's early light on a cloudy morning. April 25, 2016.

Clear skies have a spectacular predawn beauty of their own.  The colors are amazing.

A crescent moon in the dawn sky behind our house. April 5, 2016.

In addition to beautiful skies, we are usually treated to the songs of birds as we make our way around the golf course.  The peace and serenity can be felt.

Good Morning World! The sun popping over the mountains. May 4, 2016.

And we know we can count on the sun to rise over the mountains to the east and show us the way home.

A light to show us the way. The fourteenth hole of Druid Hills Golf Course. April 30, 2016.

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24 Responses to “Early to Rise”

  1. Betsy Adams Says:

    Excellent post, Honey.. We do see some marvelous things (and I love hearing the birdies singing) as we walk… YES—we are trying to stay as healthy as possible these days. YOU are the WISE one –leading my path!!!!!! Thanks be to God for YOU and for US and for this gorgeous place where we can walk each morning about 5 a.m.


  2. dayphoto Says:

    Stunningly beautiful, George! I love the first one the best, because those kind of shots are terribly hard to do.


  3. rhiebert Says:

    Amazing pictures. I’m with you,I’ve given up on the wealthy and wise part of that saying,but I still enjoy getting up early.As I told Betsy,keep those shutters clicking,I am looking forward to many more pictures.Have a great day.

  4. LaVoice Says:

    You two definitely selected a paradise when you moved here. So much beauty.

  5. Linda G. Says:

    I find it easier to get up before dawn, while on vacation, than at home. I get up on vacation for the sunrises. I should be able to do same at home. It rarely happens though!

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    Oh George, these are glorious!! I think it is the combination of the deep indigo blue and the pink and orange! i always miss this because I just do not have the gumption to get up early!

    • seniorhiker Says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Ginny. I will admit that it isn’t always easy to get up and out the door this early, but it definitely has its rewards.


  7. Ms. A Says:

    These are all beautiful! That’s about the time I’m heading to bed… which is where I’m headed right now.

  8. Tom Deep Says:

    Truly a spectacular view George.

  9. Heidrun Khokhar Says:

    Those sky photos are breath taking. You capture things atjust the right moment to create art.

  10. ewok1993 Says:

    Awesome sky shots. Hope you blog more often. My best to Betsy.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  11. diane Says:

    Good for you in making that effort to get up so early for a walk. I find it easier in summer.

  12. Sartenada Says:

    Gorgeous photos. My favorite is the first one. I love blue color and in this photo, sky is so blue.

  13. Suz Says:

    I imagine it’s the perfect way to start your day. (me? I’ll start a bit later than you!) I’m glad you’re working on the healthy part and I know for sure you’ve got the WISE part down pat!

  14. ladyfi Says:

    Such pretty shots.

  15. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Beautiful scenes!

  16. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Isn’t it nice to see the day start. Beautiful photos.

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