Sunday, October 17, 2010

one fall morning

(random photos from the weekend)

This morning I went running in the first light of day, which I don't often do. I wasn't fully awake, and my limbs felt sluggish and disconnected from the rest of me. The cold made it uncomfortable to take really deep breaths. The skies were completely clear, allowing the sidewalks to be bathed in pale pink light and the dew on the grass appeared to be on the verge of frosting. Occasional bird chatter caught my ear. I remembered Martha’s calendar mentioning putting out winter bird feeders – that must be what I’m hearing, I thought, winter birds. I should find out what they are. I passed a woman who apologized for her dog refusing to get out of the middle of the sidewalk: “she’s trying to stage a chance encounter”.

Nearly every day, the same route; never two experiences the same.

7 comments:

Dina said...

Oh going for a run first thing in the morning is really good for you. I so wish I could be able to do it.

Char said...

:) the dog comment made me smile.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Dina: I wish you could, too...

Char: isn't that funny? :)

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I've been thinking of mornings lately too. I enjoyed reading this description of yours. "she's trying to stage a chance encounter" -- loved that.

KPiep said...

I miss morning workouts! It was always THE best time of day to get out there...especially when the weather was cooperative. My thryoid meds have put an end to that for me, though, so for now I'll just enjoy my quiet morning hour at my desk...although perhaps I'll bundle up tomorrow and go out to the deck to enjoy our birds.

Francesca said...

Winter bird feeders are a good idea!

molly said...

I don't think candy corn has ever looked so lovely.

Promise me he ate that ice cream come in the morning ;)!