Friday, May 15, 2015

Early Morning Walk In the Garden.....






I looked out the window this morning to see some early morning fog... not much, but enough to draw my attention.















I decided to go out and enjoy an early morning walk in the garden... it was peaceful... and lovely...... I hope you will join me and see some of the things I saw...

  I stood on the deck to drink my tea for a bit first... and the scenes were pretty... the bird songs were hushed, but present... the sky was lightening as dawn was breaking... the air was pleasantly cool and damp from the heavy dew...

Having just spent time with the Lord and reading His Word... made the hushed morning time all the more special.


The colors of a sunrise change subtly but continually....  and they are a joy to watch.

My soul can't help but thank God for His beautiful creation as I see the soft colors of the sky.



This brown thrasher kept me company for a bit as I watched him busily searching for... whatever he was searching for. :)


The sky continued to change... and lighten. 




 The dew on the plants created pleasing designs....



 This catbird was searching through one of the herb gardens.....


After taking one last look out at the beautiful early morning scene, it was time to go inside and get to work... and finish my tea. The walk was peaceful and encouraging... and helped me to put off the effects of a night without much sleep.... and  feel more prepared to do all of the things I need to do today. I will be better able to minister to my family after such a time.

Thank you for taking an early morning stroll with me. What a refreshing time spent in the garden, talking with the Lord.




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62 comments:

  1. So pretty - my favorite time of day in the summer when it's still cool and crisp outside :-)

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    1. Thank you... it is my favorite time of the day in summer.... and I love the peaceful quiet out there at that time before I can hear lawn mowers and weed eaters! I enjoy having my devotions and a cup of tea outside many summer mornings. :)

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  2. Now that is the perfect way to start the day. I've got to get our outdoor arrangements sorted.

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    1. It was a wonderful start to the day... a quiet, peaceful time. :)

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  3. This post was beautiful!

    I was just sharing with my daughter yesterday how much I enjoy early morning walks, how peaceful they are, how they make you feel like you are living the day to the fullest, enjoying every moment. Sadly, I have only experienced this a very few times in my life. I have gotten in my own way of doing so.

    Your post has spurred me on to enjoy each day to the fullest and to be more intentional about spending time to "walk in the Garden with Jesus."

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. This was a beautiful comment! I hope you find those intentional times with the Lord to be wonderful. I am glad this has spurred you on... it seems like we all need such encouragement from time to time. It is so easy to get to busy and miss out... I know this.. .and yet, sometimes I still miss out by rushing through my time with the Lord and I do not want to. :)

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    1. Thank you.... I'm so glad you visited. :)

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  5. God has certainly blessed us with some beautiful things to see. Thank you for taking me along on your walk, I can't wait till I'm recovered enough from my surgery to take my morning walks again. I love your photos, so pretty and detailed.I wish my photography skills were better.

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    1. Those photography skills can improve with practice... just grab a camera... a little digital point and shoot will work fine and start taking pictures and load them to the computer and edit them. Just take pictures of what catches your eye... maybe even more than one shot and see what you like best... then try other subjects. It is very enjoyable and satisfying to capture beautiful likenesses on camera.... Thank you for visiting... it was so nice to have you. :)

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  6. Very nice photos and I enjoyed my visit in your garden!

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    1. Thank you... I'm so glad you joined me for a walk through the garden. :)

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  7. What a lovely place to take your morning walk, I love the sky as it changed, beautiful!! I love virtual tours, I get to see so many places. Have a great day!
    Karren

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    1. It is amazing how fast the sky changes... thank you for coming with me on the morning walk in my garden! :)

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  8. What a beautiful garden! I feel God's presence in the Garden too! Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

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    1. Thank you. :) It does seem like a great place to commune with Him. :) I hope your week is great also.

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  9. Such a beautiful start to your morning! We are still in the middle of construction around our home but - new decks, siding, etc.

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    1. It really was... construction can be hard... but what fun to get new decks, siding and more. :)

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  10. What a lovely series and a quiet morning!
    Have enjoyed your walk...
    Greetings from Germany

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    1. Thank you.... a quiet morning can be hard to find, so I treasure it when I have one. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Gorgeous morning photos. I love the mist in the first few. Great, soul-soothing photos.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-walk-on-beach.html

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    1. I did too.... I was so glad to see the light fog behind the house.. we don't get it very often. By the time the family got up an hour or 2 later, it was all gone. I sure enjoyed taking those photos. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  12. What a wonderful way to begin your day, in the presence of God's beauty!

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    1. It really is.. and I need to do it more often. :)

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  13. Beautiful photos. I love the morning fog.

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    1. Thank you... the morning fog sure makes everything look more interesting. :)

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  14. A lovely, peaceful and restrospective post. I love my early mornings with the Lord, my cup of tea and my cat! Thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa TEa!
    Ruth

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    1. What a sweet comment! :) Those early mornings are pretty special... and they seem to set the tone for the day. :)

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  15. Wow! I really missed it by sleeping in that morning! =( lol Beautiful! <3

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    1. I'm glad you were able to sleep though, my dear daughter. :) Another time maybe I'll wake you up to join me.

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  16. What lovely photos. So peaceful.

    Yael from HomeGardenDiggers blog

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    1. Thank you... that's how it felt... peaceful. :)

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  17. What a great place for a walk. Your blessed. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    1. Yes, I am blessed.... we keep working on our yard and garden and I really like for them to be calming and peaceful... although they are very busy places during the day. :)

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  18. Sounds like the perfect way to begin your day. Continued blessings...

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    1. Yes, it sure was wonderful.... and I need to repeat that much more often. :)

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  19. Lovely photos! The morning fog gave the images a mystical feel--perfect for reflection and meditation.

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    1. It sure was perfect for reflecting..... and praising God. I'm not sure why, but it was so much easier to focus on the Lord that morning... without all of the normal busyness. :) It sure was a lovely time.

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  20. There is nothing like taking in all of God's beauty first thing. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures.

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    1. That's so true... I love the start of a new day and visiting the garden to see how things changed from the day before. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  21. What a stunning place and such great photography.

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    1. Thank you.... I find that the garden offers so many different views and it is changing so often... early morning is different from midday.. evening has its own look... cloudy and sunny are different and more. It seems there is always something new to notice. :)

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  22. What a beautiful walk! I enjoyed it tremendously! :)

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    1. Thank you.... I did too... and I'm sure I will be taking many such walks this summer. I took a mini one today... it had rained and we need to weed the paths, so getting my feet wet limited my desire to keep going.... I just had to check on my plants after being gone for the weekend. :)

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  23. I always stroll my gardens in the morning. It definitely does make you feel close to God! Your photos are gorgeous and I adore the sunrise and the dew kissed flowers! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It is lovely to walk through the gardens in the morning... and talk to the Lord. Thank you for your kind comment... I do enjoy taking pictures and capturing a few for memories.... :)

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  24. Hi, hopping back to let you know that I will be featuring you at SYC this week.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thank you so much... what a blessing. :)

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  25. Wow I love all of these beautiful photos of nature and thanks for sharing them with us!

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    1. Thank you.... God provides so many beautiful scenes for us to find... like a continual treasure hunt. :)

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  26. You have a lovely garden, thanks for sharing!

    Thanks again for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday. I hope to see you back this week!

    Lisa

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    1. Thank you... I do enjoy it... even in all of the rain we have been having. :)

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  27. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, Joy! My favourite is the shot of the dew on the purple flower.

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    1. I loved the water drops on the iris also... so pretty. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  28. I remember this post and what a beautiful morning it was! It certainly does the soul good to enjoy God's wonders! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. It really was... I enjoyed it so much... a quiet hush over the area and the fog.... thank you for visiting. :)

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