Monday, June 29, 2009

UNDER THE MORNING STAR


Up early and into the garage for a bag of birdseed for the resident ducks. A small hint of color behind the eastern trees marks the spot where dawn will eventually issue forth, but for now the road is dark, and the the silence is complete if you don't count robinsong and the soft chafe of the wooden door as I gently pull it shut behind me. Time for all the nocturnal raccoons and 'possums to hurry to their dens, time for the daytime squirrels to yawn and stir. Time for the dozing mallards to dream about coming for breakfast under the maple tree.

16 comments:

Wren said...

I didn't know duck would eat birdseed - interesting. Any particular kind they like?

Lin said...

lovely poem and photo-you certainly are up early. the old saying the early bird gets the worm should be redone to read the early duck gets the birdseed. lol!

Sylvia K said...

Lovely! and what a nice way to start my day! I bet those ducks love you! Such a great, peaceful shot!

Have a lovely day, Deborah, and a great week!

robin said...

I feel like I am right there, robinsong, the almost not there dark... beautiful and stirring, as always.

Sue said...

The photo is awesome, the still hushed feel comes through clearly.

I always used cracked corn for ducks when we lived along waterways that supported them.

bobbie said...

A lovely word picture, and a lovely photo.

Squirrel said...

best time of the day, especially during the hot humid months. it's just magical to go for a walk, watching the sunrise and hearing the birds begin to sing their good morning songs.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

What a peaceful sight, after your last post. Tornados seem to be showing up in new places every year. Definitely more in the upper midsection of the country. We even have them, once in a blue moon.

I looked up the alberta rose, you are right, it does look like the wild one I found here.

Dee said...

ahhh lovely words and a picture that reminds me of a Maxfield Parrish with its awakening sky. I love early early morning too- every single one of them!

Ruth said...

Beautiful picture and description!

Quiet Paths said...

Such a sweet, thoughtful musing here on the blessings of the early morning.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well it's nighttime---and I'm just now getting to your blog.... Love your 'morning star' post.... Very pretty!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

magiceye said...

your description and the image of that wonderful point in time is superb!

SandyCarlson said...

A beautiful time of day here, Deb. Your image and words are magic.

Kathiesbirds said...

I love this photo and the prose that accompanies it. Well written.

Rose said...

I enjoyed this post...trying to catch up but have a ways to go.