Good Dawn Friends!

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This is to say nothing against afternoons, evenings or even midnight.
Each has its portion of the spectacular.
But dawn — dawn is a gift.
Much is revealed about a person about his or her passion, or indifference,
to this opening of the door of day.
No one who loves dawn, and is abroad to see it,
could be a stranger to me.

— Mary Oliver, from Long Life: Essays And Other Writings (Da Capo Press, 2005)

 


Credits: Jianwei Yang – photograph of morning rain from train window. Quote – metaphorformetaphor

 

Monday Morning: Breakfast Time!

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Source: Kangaroo sleeping and eating via biomorphosis

Saturday Morning: We immerse, slow down

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“… to read, we need a certain kind of silence, an ability to filter out the noise. That seems increasingly elusive in our overnetworked society, where every buzz and rumor is instantly blogged and tweeted, and it is not contemplation we desire but an odd sort of distraction, distraction masquerading as being in the know. In such a landscape, knowledge can’t help but fall prey to illusion, albeit an illusion that is deeply seductive, with its promise that speed can lead us to more illumination, that it is more important to react than to think deeply, that something must be attached to every bit of time. Here, we have my reading problem in a nutshell, for books insist we take the opposite position, that we immerse, slow down.”

- David L. Ulin, The Lost Art of Reading


Notes: Quote – Litverve. Photograph: Amoris-Causa

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Shower Time

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Source: thesensualstarfish

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: Up, Up, Up

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Source: Thisiseverthing

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Let’s Go

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Source: chalkandwater

Silence of the morning rain

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After a long absence,
I put on a record of Bach,
inhale the fragrant earth in the garden,
I think again of poems and novels to be written
and I return to the silence of the morning rain.

— Pier Paolo Pasolini

 


Notes: Pier Paolo Pasolini Bio. Poem Source: YourEyesBlazeOut. Photograph: Jordi Gual via Yama-bato

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hello? Hello? You up Yet?

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Image Source: YourEyesBlazeOut

Monday Morning Haiku

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Source: Kristina Krause

As you prepare your breakfast

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As you prepare your breakfast, think of others
(do not forget the pigeon’s food).
As you wage your wars, think of others
(do not forget those who seek peace).
As you pay your water bill, think of others
(those who are nursed by clouds).
As you return home, to your home, think of others
(do not forget the people of the camps).
As you sleep and count the stars, think of others
(those who have nowhere to sleep).
As you express yourself in metaphor, think of others
(those who have lost the right to speak).
As you think of others far away, think of yourself
(say: If only I were a candle in the dark.)

— Mahmoud Darwish, “Think of Others”

 


Credits: Poem – The Journey of Words from Darwish’s book Almond Blossoms and Beyond. Photograph: bdak89

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Time To Work

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Photograph by Ben Andrews. Thank you Your Eyes Blaze Out.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Photograph of Prothonotary Warbler by Bill Stripling @ Audubon via Steps On My Sunlight Floor.

 

The sun is perfect and you woke this morning

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The sun is perfect and you woke this morning.
You have enough language in your mouth to be understood.
You have a name, and someone wants to call it.
Five fingers on your hand and someone wants to hold it.
If we just start there,
every beautiful thing that has and will ever exist is possible.
If we start there, everything, for a moment, is right in the world.

~ Warsan Shire


Warsan Shire, 26, was born in 1988 in Kenya to Somali parents. She later emigrated to London. Shire thereafter began writing poetry as a way to connect with her Somali heritage and her roots in Somalia.


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Saturday Morning

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Source: wobblywibbly

First things first

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Source: Thank you Assorted

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: (Very) Sleepy

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Source: Tiny Doberman puppy from Attack of the Cute

Sunday Morning: Taste it

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When you are a young person, you are like a young creek, and you meet many rocks, many obstacles and difficulties on your way. You hurry to get past these obstacles and get to the ocean. But as the creek moves down through the fields, it becomes larger and calmer and it can enjoy the reflection of the sky. It’s wonderful. You will arrive at the sea anyway so enjoy the journey. Enjoy the sunshine, the sunset, the moon, the birds, the trees, and the many beauties along the way. Taste every moment of your daily life.

Thich Nhat Hanh 


Sources: Photograph: Peter in Buscot, England, UK. Quote: Thank you Karen @ Tearinyourhand

 

Monday morning after a long weekend

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Tired, testy and feelin’ Titanic…


Source: Themetapicture.com

Sunday Morning

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It is a time of quiet joy,
the sunny morning.
When the glittery dew is on the mallow weeds,
each leaf holds a jewel which is beautiful
if not valuable.
This is no time for hurry or for bustle.
Thoughts are slow and deep and golden in the morning.”

~ John SteinbeckTortilla Flat


Notes:

Saturday Morning

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom via fourfrenchies

Good Morning. We’re Ready. Ready to Go.

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Source: The Pet’s Mart (The 10 Naughtiest Dog Breeds)

3:00 am. On top. Or under.

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The hours between 12am and 6am
have a funny habit of making you feel
like you’re either on top of the world,
or under it.

~ Beau Taplin, the hours between

 


Notes:

Monday Morning Bell

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Source: Fairy-Wren (Eastern Meadowlark)

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Coffee Time!

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Photographer: Elke Vogelsang

 

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Bath Time

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Source: Transcend

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: The Winner is…


Owner tries to wake-up his puppy at 3:30am.
Winner of the year for Adorable Puppy?
This Great Dane: The runaway winner.


Thank you Janet.

Monday Morning Meditation

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Source: Nezart Design 1 and Nezart Design 2.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Shower Time!

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Source: themetapicture.com

Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: A Long Weekend

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Source: Life is Tiring by David Bouchat.  Thank you Carol.

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Huh? What?

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Source: Thank you Monday Morning Going intobattle

Saturday Morning

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The weekday frenzy slows to a drip.
A quiet sets in.
Zeke jumps on the bed, curls once, twice and falls, leaning into me. And sighs.
Going Down. Down. Down.
The great Unwind commences.


Credits: Image – Lulufrost

 

 

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: On your mark, get set…

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Source: themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hellooooooo. You up yet?

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Source: Themetapicture.com


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Boo Hoo!

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Source: “Boo” character from Monsters, Inc. via Living in Maine


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Hello? Hello? You up yet?

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Image Credit: Themetapicture.com

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Source: wasbella102

Monday Morning Mantra

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Source: ArtPropelled

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: One and Two and One and Two

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Source: Thank you Carol


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Not yet…

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Image Credit


Thief

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We waste so many days waiting for weekend.
So many nights wanting morning.
Our lust for future comfort is the biggest thief of life.

— Unknown


Credits: Image. Poem.

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Awwww, just let me sleep

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Image Credit

Monday Morning Wake-up Call

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Thank you Carol via yanen31

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call

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Image Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: Blahhhh

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Malayan Sun Bear Image Credit


Tuesday Morning Wake-Up Call: Way too soon…

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Monday Morning Wake-up Call: Still Sleeping

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Source: Thank you Carol @ Radiating Blossom

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: “Shower Time!”

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Image Credit

Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: I know you are under the covers!

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Image Credit

Morning Wake-Up Call After Long Weekend: Still sleepy…

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An Australian Blue Heeler goes to sleep on top of the flock it has herded.

And if you are still fascinated about herding, read worthy story in today’s WSJ on Cattle Herders in Australia: For Rookie Cowboys, Snakes and Aches Driving Cattle on the Australian Range


Source: Mme Scherzo


Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: You up yet?

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“The pictures were taken by veteran nature photographer Steven Kazlowski.  The images were taken in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, along the Arctic Coast of Alaska.  There are currently around 20,000 wild bears living in the Arctic Circle.  That number could be cut by two thirds by mid century if the Arctic continues to warm due to climate change.  In 2008, the US government declared polar bears an endangered species and banned all American hunters from returning from Canada with their trophies.  Norway is the only country that has banned all hunting for the species, with Russia, Alaska and Greenland allowing native communities to hunt the bears as a food source.”

DON’T MISS Kazlowski’s other incredible pictures of the polar bears here.


Quote & Image Source: Dailymail.co.uk