Sunday, 11 September 2011

Sunday morning

Sunday morning is one of my favourite times of the whole week. It is a time totally and selfishly for me. I am an early riser by nature, regularly up shortly after 6 and at that time on a Sunday morning it feels like everyone else is sleeping. This morning I looked out early to see some fog hanging over my garden (sorry, this is not a photo of what I saw - but rather a photo of what I wished I saw from my window) I brew some coffee and sit by the window looking out at the birds and what a collection of birds there is in my garden at the moment. I see the usual pigeons and magpies, crows and much more interesting, a group of parakeets in the trees, very naughty birds.

This time of peace and tranquillity is important for me, it is a time to reflect on the week past and the week ahead, to reconnect with the nature around me and to enjoy the peace of the world before it rises. Me time.

Some people prefer to stay in bed and who can blame them, for it is a time for us to relax however we can, but for me: I would never give up my Sunday morning ritual and miss seeing the World wake up as I drink my coffee by the window.

I am working later today, so all too soon this wonderful time of the week will be gone - until next Sunday when I can do it again.


  1. I feel the exact same - especially now that the days are cooling off. It's so nice to sit with a coffee and chill out in the early hours of the morning :)

  2. Best time of the day is the time everyone else is still snoozing. I`m an early bird, too. I`m not a night owl. Early to bed but early up as well.

  3. Oh yes, give me early mornings over late nights any day.

  4. Agree wholeheartedly! One of the things I love up here in Shetland is the peace, and the wild is so vital to the soul.

  5. I am an early riser
    but just once I would love to meditate UNDER the duvet until noon!!!

  6. I find it almost impossible not to get up when I wake up, perhaps my insomniac tendencies have pushed me to this. Now it has become a way of life.