Saturday, June 18, 2011

Come the light of day...

When in the fresh mornings I go into
my garden before anyone is awake,
I go for the time being into perfect happiness.
~ Cecilia Thaxter

You can only come to the morning through the shadows
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

I'll tell you how the sun rose a ribbon at a time
~ Emily Dickinson

Through the blackest night,
morning gently tiptoes,
feeling its way to dawn
~ Robert Brault

The sun is but a morning star
~ Henry David Thoreau

Whether I retire to bed early or late,
I rise with the sun
~ Thomas Jefferson

The day shall not be up so soon as I,
to try the fair adventure of tomorrow
~ William Shakespeare

Lose an hour in the morning
and you will be all day hunting for it
~ Richard Whately

Next to temperance, a quiet conscience, a cheerful mind and active habits,
I place early rising as a means of health and happiness
~ Flint

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege
it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love
~ Marcus Aurelius

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you -
Don't go back to sleep...
~ Rumi


Wanda..... said...

Your lovely post is so personal for me, Alaine. I rise with the early light every morning...take lone walks in my garden and just yesterday I snapped photos of the misty ribons of light! It's 6:30AM and I'm going outside now!

I so appreciated all the quotes!

karena said...

I see you are collecting your best will be hard for you to leave this place I can see. Lovely photos. They really let your love for it shine through.

Betsy said...

Oh those are some pretty photos. Daylight is the most beautiful at the beginning of the day, don't you think? I love the shadows and softness of it.

alaine@éclectique said... is magic. There'll be no ribbons of light this morning, as it's raining heavily but the sound of rain on the roof is also magic!

alaine@éclectique said...'re so right, collecting memories...if only the new abode has a modicum of what we have here!

alaine@éclectique said... is the best time, so tranquil.

Angela Bell said...

Beautiful and profound. I always walk in the garden early when everything is so new and smells wonderful. lol Angela

Teri said...

Alaine---I think this is one of my favorite posts that you have done. Not only do the words go so well with the photos, but the photos are absolutely stunning. You have captured the shadow-play so well in these. Keep it up! Very, very creative and beautiful. And how do you make your header photos so large? I love the way they look.

alaine@éclectique said...'s a lovely thing to and my dog!

steven said...

alaine each of these images and accompanying text provides a place of reflection and consideration. wow. steven

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely morning ambiance...
Have a great day,


alaine@éclectique said...

Teri...thank you, I've missed your visits!

alaine@éclectique said...

Steven...I think you know very well how I'm feeling!

alaine@éclectique said...

Pierre...from you, a compliment of my hasty photography...préciux!

Avoir un weekend heureux!

DeeBee L. said...

Nice quotations with lovely photos.
A very elegant and "eclectique" blog.
Kind regards, DeeBee

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful enchanting and magical!....Makes me wish I was a morning person.... Vanna

alaine@éclectique said...

DeeBee L....thank you for following! I'll certainly enjoy reading your blog!

alaine@éclectique said...

Vanna...thank you...some of those quotes would refer to you then, sleepy head! *winks* xa

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful. What a treat to read. Thank you very much for sharing these words and magical pictures with us.

And remember: the days are getting longer now for you! :)

LaPouyette said...

Dear Alaine,
You 'catched' this special morning moments so good! There is certainly a kind of magic in early mornings, what will the day bring? Promising? Although I'm not an 'early bird' I like crisp and fresh-air mornings.
Wonderful photos and..Oh - the 'words'....!
Merci beaucoup, Alaine! When I read your posts it always lift me up!

Here a few 'words' I found in a post of one of my blogger friends. As a well-read person you might know it:
"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can not read" Mark Twain
Very much to the point!

Unfortunately I do not know all that many poems in English, German would be not a problem at all, but who could understand it???

Sorry for belated comment but I 'retired' from blogging for a while.
Many greetings,

alaine@éclectique said...

dancingbeastie...I've just looked back and found your comment; I must change the way I'm alerted to someone visiting! Yes, longer days and more time for contemplation about this huge decision we have to make. I'm getting sadder each day but have to be positive about where we're going; that it's going to be another lovely stage in our lives.

alaine@éclectique said...

Karin...Thank you, dear friend, for your visit and that Mark Twain quote but I certainly cannot presume to be well-read!

A favourite German poem of yours would be most appreciated and, don't worry about translation, I would simply cut and paste into my favourite online translator!

I'm always going to 'retire' from blogging but the many lovely blogs and friends, such as yourself, keep me addicted!

Have a wonderful weekend in your touch of paradise!