Gifts for an Early Riser

As I walked my dog this morning, before dawn, the frost glittered on the grass. I began thinking about the gifts I get as a result of being an early riser. I get the quiet solitude of being the only one awake in my apartment. I get those productive hours without interruption.

I get not only glittering grass, but a glint of light from a sun just below the horizon. I get the stillness just before nature is fully awake.

I get another day.

Intricate

 

It’s a Living Thing

These are just a few of the living things I have run across this week.  (Well, I nearly ran over the frog.)  The rest I saw in various places (bathroom, dashboard of the car, front yard).  I still haven’t managed to get any good shots of birds… they always fly away just as I get focused.