|the first red zinnia|
"The early morning has gold in its mouth," said Ben Franklin. I bet he meant a different sort from what I found this morning. The birds started in earlier than ever today, at 5:00, but I was already awake!
|lavender and salvia|
After a while I realized that getting up was the thing to do. I just now read that some have called that moment when you get up earlier than you really wanted the Heroic Moment. Today was not that, because by the time I did throw off the blankets I was completely happy about the decision and it was easy to do.
|sweet basil and nasturtiums competing|
So often we have fog and cold feet in the mornings, but today was actually summery. The sun was shining, and the air had never taken on that cruel sharpness overnight - I could have eaten my breakfast outdoors at 6 a.m., but I didn't even think of it. The windows and door were open and I listened to the birds and marveled.
|Early Girl is growing fast.|
I walked around in the garden and took pictures of the flowers before the sun had a chance to get up high and glare at them.
My early morning had gold and silver and rubies and diamonds and all was bathed in the glory of God.