Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Morning Song {SOL 7-29-14}

The early morning is my favorite time of day.  I love to get up early, around 5:00.  No one else is awake and I get to see the wonder of the sunrise and have some "me" time.
I like to use this time to sit and read or write and while my husband thinks I'm crazy for getting out of bed so early, I find that I get cranky if I miss this time from oversleeping.

We have a lot of Barn Swallows flying around our yard because we have a large pond with plenty of mosquitoes for them to snack on.  In the early morning, when the sun is rising, they love to sit on the edge of our roof and chat with each other.
Some days when I am reading, I will stop what I'm doing and listen to them.  There are times when they are all singing in unison and other times that they seem to be arguing with each other.  I often wonder what they are saying, but I like to think that they are singing to the sunrise or talking about what they will do that day.  Their downy chests puff and their tiny beaks vibrate in song.  The chirping can get so loud that it is distracting (especially to my husband who is sleeping on the other side of that door), but I love it.

Then just like that, the Barn Swallows fly away, off to share their song with someone else.  It is then that I realize the silence of the morning and am thankful that I get to experience this every day.

5 comments:

  1. Love your post! I wrote about the exact same thing!! It's great to know that others appreciate the morning time as I do!

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  2. What a beautiful moment of nature to begin your day! I've often wondered if the chirping of birds is a language to them or is it a song? Can they understand other birds? You can tell I have lots to think about :-).

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  3. What a great way to start your day. I can understand why you are cranky if you miss this time.

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  4. My favorite time too, Jen, especially listening to the birds. Love that you hear so many swallows, & the picture.

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  5. Thanks for this small peek into your morning. Lovely!

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