wings and things

Making friends with the morning

on November 29, 2011

I have never been a morning person so when someone says “good morning” to me I usually feel like punching them. I much prefer the evenings, the midnights, the twilight hours before the sun comes up.

Until now.

Now, I’m getting up before 6am every morning (unheard of!) I can’t wait to get up. It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, I have this shy new relationship with the morning and feel slightly guilty about our years of conflict. In fact, I feel that the time has come to declare my love of the morning.


It’s the birds. First it’s the peacocks at the back door, then it’s the chickens. I give them all a bit of bread, boil the kettle, pour a coffee, then go out to the chookyards to let ‘the gang’ out for the day.

Then I distribute lettuce, bread and other tantalising scraps to the throng of birds. They surround me, jump onto my lap, squabble, squawk, nibble the back of my shirt and generally run around like children just let out for recess.

Yes, the morning and I have a great relationship now!

8 responses to “Making friends with the morning

  1. Northern Narratives says:

    I love birds but not enough to get up at 6am 🙂 Nice photos.

  2. aw, i grew up on a ranch. This brings back memories. we actually had peacocks! lol. great post, thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m definitely not a morning person. Maybe I just need to get me some birds! 😉

    Glad you’re enjoying your new relationship with mornings. Thanks for visiting The Domestic Fringe.

  4. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    This is lovely. Are you still getting up at 6? 🙂

    My Polish grandmother had a house and wild back yard – chooks, cats, tall grasses, & a plum tree. She’d get up early, be out there in the dawning sun, watering the garden, feeding the cats, the chooks pecking around. These moments with nature, I deeply believe, give us value of life.

    Great pics – I can imagine you out there. I’ve always been a morning person – but my son NOT!

    • jmgoyder says:

      That 6am thing lasted for a few weeks but I am actually more of an evening person. The birds have adjusted to my haphazard schedule. I think our sons have a bit in common in terms of mornings – ha!

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