Sunday, May 15, 2011

Last little bit of peace and quiet.

It's early on Sunday morning here in South Georgia.  This is my favorite time of the week, it is so peaceful, but not quiet by any means.  The birds are chirping and fussing, and the wind chimes chiming.  May be a while before I have some peace as we are getting ready to remodel our master bathroom.  No, they won't be working on Sunday mornings, but the mess of the remodel will be all around me.
I have a habit of getting up with my husband to sit on our screen porch and have a cup of coffee and a bit of conversation before he leaves for work.  Every 3rd Sunday I have to be up early for work anyway, but the rest of the time, it's because I want to enjoy this last little bit of time with him before he starts his work week. 
He works as a truck driver, not long haul really, but he is gone most of the week, so time with him is precious.
This morning instead of going back to bed immediately I decided I would go outside and see what might inspire me photographically.  My usual subjects are flowers in the yard, the sunrise or sunset, the birds and my furbaby.
This morning the birds would not co-operate.  I have decided that they recognize the sound of the camera turning on and are photo shy.  We have redbirds, a bluejay (that I have yet to catch on camera), mockingbirds and red headed woodpeckers (those last two do eat at the bird feeders) and the occasional squirrel.  Also have hummingbirds that come to their feeders.  I do occasionally manage to catch them at the feeders, but not this morning.
Here are some views from around my yard.
( Photo overload ahead!)

The beautiful sky above and below with the steeple of the church we are members of in the background.

Confederate Jasmine, Gardenia, Hydrangea (yes, they are that purple), yellow Rose and Alethea.

The ornamental pears on my Bradford Pear tree and the sun as seen through same Pear tree and my front porch.

Hope you have a lovely Sunday, and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Mom vs. the boys said...

looks so peaceful, that is really sweet that you get up early to spend time with your hubby, I could never do it.

mhoward said...

Lovely! I try like crazy to burrow back under the covers when hub gets up- maybe worth it to get up!
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DeyiMizu said...

Photos looks beautiful! It's great to have a nice peaceful and calm day!

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angellam said...

That is so beautiful and peaceful. I am envious.

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amazey said...

Gorgeous...would love some of that peace and quiet! Your newest GFC and Networked Blogs follower here. Thanks again for stopping by The Steady Hand.

Chase said...

beautiful pictures!

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Not a Perfect Mom said...

lovely! I would love to have that view...
we live by the woods and the last thing I saw was a wolf...not quite as peaceful

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Mommy Head said...

What a beautiful picture of the yellow flower!

Stopping by from the Alexa Hop. Thank you for coming by my place. Enjoy your Sundays

Jamie's Precious Peas said...

I love your pics! Following you from the Alexa hop...please follow back at

fancygrlnancy said...

Looks so beautiful there.

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Crunchy Frugalista said...

I have a Bradford Pear too, I just couldn't ever remember what it was called lol. Every house in my addition has one. They are great trees. I love the white flowers on them in the spring!

Kristen said...

Stopping by and following from the Alexa hop with my toolbar on! Would love if you could do the same :)

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Crystal said...

Wonderful post! It makes me think of the nice mornings I spend with my husband before he goes to work. I get to sit with him for about a half hour then I get a couple to myself before the kiddo wakes up. I cherish those peaceful moments.

Have a great day!

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