The word “early” invokes a variety of quotes, phrases, and conditions. Let your mind run wild with these concepts of early:
- Are you an early-bird, an early riser, or just love being early to events?
- Were you highly intelligent at an early age or naïve in your early years?
- Perhaps you are a “later-in-the-day” person and dread the early morning hours.
This week’s Sunday Stills photo challenge theme is EARLY.
If you are five minutes early, you are already ten minutes late.Vince Lombardi, American Football Coach
Being a very time-conscious person, in most cases I tend to be early to appointments. Ironically, every Friday morning I rush out the door at 7:45am to get to my 8:00 am yoga class. Sort of defeats the purpose! Although I am only a few blocks away from my gym, I do try to arrive by 10 minutes before the hour to get a good spot and unfurl my yoga mat.
Arriving early to something gives me time to relax a bit and breathe if I’ve had to rush to get somewhere. I am always early to get to my campus office hours and classes. I like that 10 minutes of classroom prep time to gather my thoughts and get media ready for the lecture.
Although I don’t claim to be a morning person, I have never complained when I am up early to see these sunrises!
This lovely winter sunrise was taken earlier this month while I was visiting in Spokane, Washington. I got up earlier than everyone, started the coffee and saw THIS out the kitchen window. Despite the COLD temps, I rushed out into the street in my PJs to capture the dramatic textures and colors.
This image was from a few years ago in Baja, Mexico on the Sea of Cortez. Always strange to see the sunrise over the water. We west-coasters are used to seeing sunsets over the water!
Back in January, I complained about the gray foggy days typical in Northern California. February tends to be a cool, rainy month, but as of today, we have had NO rain in this area. These warm sunny days are ushering in an early, dry spring which translates into early flowers.
Here is a pic of my neighbor’s poppy.
These California poppies normally pop out in March, but with all this sunshine, I have already seen them along the side of the highways earlier this month. The other day I went to buy some birdseed for a new feeder and found these lovely Icelandic poppies in the garden section. They provide some beautiful color to my front porch.
The poppies are submitted for Cee’s Flower of the Day
Get an early start for March photo challenges! March themes are already posted on the Sunday Stills Photo Challenge page.
What does EARLY mean to you? Show us your take on early with photos, poems, stories or music! Remember, my blog posts early Sunday mornings at 7:00 am (Pacific Time)!
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