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Quote of the Day: Morning

August 11th, 2009

I can see the orange haze on the horizon as the morning
exhales a yawn, and seems to be ready to rise.
~Jeb Dickerson

Mr Chiots and I usually aren’t early risers. We are usually up working late into the night and we sleep until we wake up in the morning, generally around 8-8:30. A couple weeks ago we were up before the sun (at 3:45 am) for a road trip.
Mr Chiots managed to snap these photos while zipping along the bumpy back country roads at 55 mph (he wasn’t driving). Not the clearest photos, but they still convey the beauty of the sunrise that morning. It was particularly foggy that morning in the low-lying areas which made the sunrise all the more beautiful.

Are you up early enough to see the sunrise?

14 Comments to “Quote of the Day: Morning”
  1. kristin on August 11, 2009 at 7:42 am

    Not by choice. Except in the winter, when the sun rises at 7:30 a.m.
    .-= kristin´s last blog ..Just Because This Always Makes Me Laugh =-.

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  2. Chicago Mike on August 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    All winter I am (thanks Daylight Savings Time! NOT), in the summer its up to the toddler.
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..Rainy Day Heading For HEAT =-.

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  3. Dave on August 11, 2009 at 8:56 am

    Often I am. It gets too hot in August to be out much later. Beautiful pictures even with the 55mph driving speed.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Coasting into the Fall =-.

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    • Mr. Chiots on August 11, 2009 at 11:56 am

      I was not driving BTW!

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  4. Seren Dippity on August 11, 2009 at 9:08 am

    I’ve taken to getting up just before sunrise in order to get an hour or so of work done in the garden (before melting in the heat). But since I still can’t manage to get to bed before midnight on many days I find myself sneaking a short nap! But with our 100 degree plus temperatures it is the only way I can get myself to do any gardening.
    What has surprised me is how much I have come to enjoy that dawn quiet time. It is a beautiful time of day.

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  5. Maureen on August 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Not on purpose :) I much prefer late evenings to early mornings….unfortunately my dear husband is the exact opposite.

    (we have nice lunches together!)
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Good Movie =-.

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  6. Emily@remodelingthislife on August 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    The only way I get some quiet is to be up before the sun (and the kids). I keep meaning to step outside and enjoy the sunrise. You’ve inspired me.
    .-= Emily@remodelingthislife´s last blog ..Teal and Orange =-.

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  7. warren on August 11, 2009 at 11:33 am

    We all see the sunrise every morning. Luckily, my family all get up early so there is no contention. It really started with the kids…they got up at dawn’s crack. It sort of stuck so we all get up in the dark now…I cna’t imagine not doing that!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..A Member of the Club =-.

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  8. the inadvertent farmer on August 11, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    It is the only time during the day that I have any quiet time…I love my five kids and adore my hubby but sometime during the day I just need the quiet, even if is for only a short time at sunrise…

    A cup of tea and the first morning light is enough to get me through my usually crazy days!

    Fun pictures, Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Peace Offering =-.

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    • Susy on August 11, 2009 at 12:49 pm

      I’m more of a coffee person in the morning.

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  9. Helen at Toronto Gardens on August 11, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Gosh, all these early risers! I have been up with the sun on occasion, and the sunrise is certainly worth it. However, my first thought on wakening is usually, “Must. Have. Tea.”
    .-= Helen at Toronto Gardens´s last blog ..Mulch ado about weeding =-.

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  10. Dan on August 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I saw these on your flickr, sorry to hear about your Grandma’s passing.

    Although I find morning beautiful my body doesn’t feel the same way. I’m more or a sunset person. With that said my favorite setting would have to be the sun rising over a misty lake.
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Monday’s Harvest Post =-.

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  11. KitsapFG on August 12, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Every weekday. My alarm goes off at 5 am on work days and I am off and running for the day. On weekends, I typically can sleep until 7:30 or 8:30 and try to do so for the purposes of “catching up” on the deficit of sleep I end up with each week. I am a morning person by nature, so I am at my best energy and mental capacity in the morning and am pretty much mental mush by late evening! LOL!

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  12. Pampered Mom on August 13, 2009 at 12:37 am

    My husband works second shift so I often wait up for him to get home…which means that we much prefer getting up at 8am or later…although our children have other ideas.
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..A few close-up garden photos =-.

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