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Another inspired morning

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Morning has been a strong inspiration for me lately. The morning light, the sea air, and the feeling of ‘lightness’ has me picking up my camera more often these days. For years, our morning has begun with a home brewed cappuccino while we sit and chat for a good half hour or longer. It’s a great way to begin a day. This morning, while I was brewing our morning java, my husband was busy making breakfast sundaes. Actually they looked like sundaes but it’s a bowl of organic granola, fresh nectarines, our own strawberries, and some fabulous island-made greek yoghurt. It looked so pretty, I had to  capture it. As you can see by the table, we eat al fresco.

After our morning sojourn I watered the tomatoes and other pots and noticed this lone leaf on the pathway. My camera also captured other things that caught my attention but I thought I’d keep this entry to a simple pair of morning images.

What inspires you? Do you have a morning ritual?

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dinahmow - September 5, 2012 - 8:24 pm

My ritual? 7/52…up at 5am, into kitchen,put on coffee, feed cats,drink first cup of black Arabica, put cat collars on (often wrong way round, but they don’t care!), let cats out, prepare fruit, check email, pour another coffee, if The Man is not by now up I wake him.
And yes, it’s the same every day. Cats make no distinction between work and weekends! 🙂

Shawna - September 6, 2012 - 5:55 am

I’m back to the September ritual – though I’m trying to re-jig it, so not quite sure how it’s going to go yet. Writing first thing, usually. Then waking up kid and getting her to school. Walking the dog. This changes on days when I have to work though. Love that photo of the breakfast sundae!

sherri - September 7, 2012 - 7:31 am

looks like a yummy breakfast. the focus on the leaf is fantastic.

leaca - September 7, 2012 - 10:31 am

I am not really a morning person so my morning inspiration is just waking up. I have to work in the morning so they can sometimes be a blur. I wake up, grab my breakfast, vitamins, lunch, snack and run for the door. =]

Inspires me? Just about anything on a blog or pinterest lately…..as always my family is a constant inspiration to me.