Corner View: Morning Light

When I think back of all the rentals I have occupied in this city, the first memories that come to mind are the mornings. I remember one garage apartment where the mornings were especially fun. My bedroom had four lace covered windows and the morning light would awaken me in the gentlest way. I would then go to the bathroom and open the shade. In the early summers there would be a bird nest and for awhile baby birds with their high pitched peeps were part of my wake-up call. I could see them right in their nests from my window. I remember feeling incredibly touched by the view. The rest of the house had windows all around and in the spring and summer, the trees colored the sunlight a beautiful shade of green that would create the most enchanting effect indoors, in the mornings.

When we were living in an old duplex in Oklahoma, I loved greeting the morning by opening the French doors in the bedroom that led to the deck outside. It had no porch covering it so you could feel the warmth of the sunrise. August and I had a potted rose plant we loved to pamper and talk too while the sun grew and grew over us.

I must have sunny, morning light. Cloudy days and rainy days do bring a nice break but if they go on too long I slow down, become clumsy. The fall and winter sunlight has a sharpness to it. Sometimes, you get a preview of the season in waiting if you are up early enough on just the right morning. I caught a distinct crispness in the pocket of a cool breeze on a walk last week. I could smell fall.

Oleander and a shade 

Morning trying to enter Mr Gage's living room.


Blogger Holly said...

Thanks for sharing your many variations of morning light in different spaces and seasons.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
Anonymous Tzivia said...

Good morning! I really enjoyed your post ... The prose is full of life and energy, as is the photo. I also love the quote you use in your header, btw :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
Blogger ♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

that is so soon, fall. but i'm not saying it isn't possible. we're into summer now and i guess like any other season, summer incorporates the next one...

mr gage's living room? oh wow!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
Blogger Francesca said...

I'm not ready for the fall already! I'm always deeply affected by the weather, and especially the light - like most plants plant, I thrive in direct sunlight :)

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  
Blogger jgy said...

Its beautiful that you are always so connected to the morning light! Your rose sounds so sweet. Makes me think of the Little Prince and how he talked to his rose. We are just entering summer here, and a few typhoons, so no sign of fall yet. Happy sun filled days to you and August!♡

Thursday, July 16, 2015  
Blogger :) said...

Light is as perfume, perfect to help us to remember beautiful things!

Thursday, July 16, 2015  
Blogger Kari said...

i need sun in the mornings too. Too many overcast and dull days get too me.
Not such a good thing when in London.

Thanks for sharing your different mornings from your different rentals.

Thursday, July 16, 2015  
Blogger likeschocolate said...

Really creative! Love it! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 16, 2015  

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