Easy enough you would think. I am really not a morning person. I may be a mutton at heart but when it comes to mornings I am a full on teenage lamb. I want to be able to do mornings, I really do but I just can't. I just get tired and grumpy. I told my aunt last night that I was getting up early. She laughed and then said, "Shall I still say goodbye to you now" (she was going away for the weekend and leaving at half seven). Rude, I thought but actually I agreed with her and said goodbye. I was still going to put my alarm on for 7 but the chances of me emerging from my room were slim. No I wouldn't be writing this post if I hadn't made it so yes at 7 O'clock this morning I actually awoke rather perkily. I still had a few minutes hesitation after I had switched my alarm off but shock horror the lamb arose. When my aunt saw me she said "the world's gone mad", or at least I think she did. I may have been up and out of bed but I sure as hell wasn't 'awake'.
I have obviously seen dawn before. I got up at 7 to go to school every morning but I have never before wanted to get up that early (except I suppose when I was younger and didn't understand sleeping in). I have never before wanted to get up and subsequently go for a walk that early. This was new and exciting territory.
I wrapped up in hat, gloves, scarf and coat and set off into the woods. It was so calm and peaceful. Just me and my music and the cold crisp air. There were only a couple of people around and I could get back to my thoughts. I took hundreds of pictures but here are my favourites. I think people must have thought I was mad taking so many pictures but as I said autumn and frost are both things I love and with the dawn light they were extra beautiful.
I really recommend you taking a walk on your own in the early (for me at least) morning. Just be with your thoughts and let the fresh air refresh you for the day ahead. Don't forget to wrap up warm though!
Frosty skeletons sprinkled with icing
Through the leaves
Through the wire.
Looking into the unknown
Morning has broken, like the first morning…
I came home and picked some flowers
before settling down with a nice cup of tea in my favourite mug.