Tuesday, March 13, 2018

In the Early Morning Hours


Early one morning
as I opened my eyes
I thought I'd go out
to see the sun rise.

The world was still dark,
the air had a sting,
that lovely cool freshness
you'd expect from spring.

I didn't see a daffodil,
no tulips to be had,
nor crocuses or hyacinths
but I was not sad.

The humble little flowers,
the ones you hardly know,
were out blooming gaily
and put on quite a show.

Whole beds of color,
pink and yellow and white,
hugged every tree
and filled me with delight.

The time went by quickly
the sun began to shine,
I bid 'good day' to the flowers
and went to start mine.



Featured: photos of a spring day outing
and the food that came after

97 comments:

  1. Your beautiful photos and words are inspiring so early in the day.

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  2. This is so beautiful, Amalia. The photos are so crisp and clear! I love your creative poem.

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  3. Beautiful photos and yummy looking food! xx

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  4. Great photos and food!
    kiss:)

    xxBasia

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  5. That looks wonderful Amalia! Absolutely stunning!
    You're a good photographer and a great poet!

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  6. What a perfect spring day. Wish it looked like that here right now instead of all the snow.

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  7. Beautiful words and lovely photos. Have a good week, Diane

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  8. It's so beautiful there and I loved looking at your photos. That pizza and salad looks amazing! I really enjoyed looking at the flowers too and reminder that spring will be here soon!

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  9. Just beautiful, Amalia! Pictures of your stroll have left me warm, craving spring flowers and very hungry.

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  10. Estupendo post! Gracias por tu visita!💜💜💜

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  11. OH! Such a lovely day, Amalia! Beautiful food, too!!

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  12. Beautiful photos of a lovely day filled with spring colour. And food!

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  13. Paradise! Absolute paradise! And the photos Recipes...pleeeeeeeese?? :)

    Jane

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    1. I didn't make any of these things, we stopped at a nice coffee-shop. I do make a lot of quiches at home but I've never tried making pizza :-)

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  14. Beautiful photos, and a lovely poem <3

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  15. Ahhh, thank you for sharing these lovely photos - you refreshed my soul!!

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  16. So beautiful pictures and a lovely poem...I really needed this pictures this rainy day!
    Love from Titti

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  17. Ahhhhhhh what delight to look at these delightful flowers ,
    the inviting food!
    Yummy Pizza !
    the gLORIOUS SUNRISE!!!

    Lashing beautiful views !
    and your cheerful sweet poem with awesome rhyming!!!

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  18. What a lovely pictures ! Have a nice day

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  19. What a delightful morning this must have been with beautiful nature and delicious food! The poem to top all of them!

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  20. Hello Amalia, love the pretty poem and sunrise images. The flowers are beautiful. The food looks delicious, I love pizza. Have a happy day!

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    1. I love pizza as well. I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't :-)

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  21. Poppies, pizza, yummy bread and a very nice poem! It looks like life is good in your part of the world!

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  22. Comforting images and imaginative words.

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  23. Dear Amalia, your posts bring so much joy, your poems are inspiring and your photos are beautiful. Is that bread in photo 12? it looks scrumptious x

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    1. The bread was not bread - it was a plum and peach tea cake - but it certainly was scrumptious :-)

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  24. Terrific photos!! And lovely poem. Fun post -- thanks.

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  25. What a wonderful spring day outing, and your food looks fabulous.

    I enjoyed your poem too.

    All the best Jan

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  26. Beautiful post! I love your photos and your pictures. Best of all is a look inside your day.

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  27. I love your spring photos and food photos. It is suppertime here and I wish I could nibble on each of those yummy foods. You never disappoint!

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  28. Such pretty photos of a lovely spring morning. Your food surely is making me hungry, Amalia. Such a nice poem to enjoy. Have a lovely evening. xo ♥

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  29. Thanks for sharing a lovely day, beautiful flowers and yummy goodies :) I love the beauty of the start of day with the sun just rising and the sunset when everything starts to quiet down! You have such a great way with words!

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  30. It is always such an effort to make the early rise and such a delight, with rich rewards. Sunrise really is my favourite time of day. What a beautiful poem, I am glad the humble flowers were up to greet you.
    Wren x

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  31. How I love your poem, you see, I am a morning person! The cool early morning against my skin makes me happy. Lovely photos perfect with your poem. Enjoy this lovely day...........

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    1. I'm a morning person as well, we are a rare breed :-)

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  32. Beautiful views there, Amalia! Looks like spring which I'm still waiting for here. I love your happy poem ♥

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  33. Beautiful!!! I am even more anxious for spring now!

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  34. ♡ Wow, nice poem and I love to sea your area! So different and so nice. Thanks for it!

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  35. Oh, such a glorious spring day, dear Amalia! Love your beautiful photos and wonderful, poetic ode to spring! xo K

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  36. That is a lovely poem that captures the early morning peace!

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  37. beautiful poem and your food pictures made me hungry :) Oftentimes ( as when I was a child ) I find more delight in finding tiny wild violets in the yard versus the bulbs or flowers that I'd planted.

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  38. beautiful photos! so adorable! I really like it!
    the poem is very nice as well but I like photos a little better to be honest

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog and Instagram

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  39. A perfect poem for a perfect spring morning!! AND, later dining! So beautiful! Thank you, Amalia! xoxo ~ tanna

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  40. what beautiful and lovely pictures Amalia, really beauty! xoxo

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  41. The photos are beautiful. And the food looks very yummy!
    I love your poems. You are quite talented. Some us can't write at all!

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  42. שיר ממש מקסים וגם התמונות

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  43. What a lovely day out, Amalia! Do you know the poppy (klaproos) is the state flower of California? Your day looks very relaxing, and like you live more South:) Many thanks for sharing it with All Seasons. Your poem as always, fits very well with your photos - another lovely post for All Seasons - thank you and have an awesome week!

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  44. Dear Amalia ... such a beautiful day. Thank you for sharing. Blessings & Hugs ♥ Teri

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  45. Beautiful photos. I really love your poem, because I live in a desert and most of those flowers don't grow here. But I do love what grows here, even those darn cacti sometimes. xoxo Su

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  46. The early morning hours are my favorite part of day, Amalia. I enjoyed your pictures today, especially the sunrise and the daisies. They remind me of my mom. That Pizza looks Yummy. And the picture of the red flower and water drops is sooooo pretty. : )

    ~Sheri

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  47. Beautiful scenes of spring ! I am getting snow tonight and tomorrow here lol

    That food made me hungry....looks delicious

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  48. I love seeing the sun rise. Lovely photos of your countryside and the sweet flowers....AND.....that yummy food, my mouth is salivating!! A most beautiful poem.

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  49. Wonderful photos Amalia! Yummy food ..... making me feel hungry!
    Were they sheep or goats?
    You make everything look lovely.
    Great poem too!
    Thank you for sharing, it’s always nice to visit you!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Goats! Thank you for this lovely comment Barbara.

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  50. Beautifully pruned old olive tree in your first picture. Mine is a toddler, with an inherited teenager at the bottom of the garden.

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  51. Bom dia!
    Que lindo!!!
    Lindas fotos, lindas palavras e lindas bênçãos de Deus, que as prepara todos os dias! Felizes os que conseguem contemplar e agradecer.
    A pizza deu água na boca ;-)

    Abraços esmagadores e feliz dia.

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  52. What beautiful pics and lovely sites.

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  53. Gorgeous pictures and poem Amalia.

    Hugs diane

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  54. I love your beautiful photos of spring, Amalia !! I love spring and wait impatiently for my flowers in the garden!
    Greetings

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  55. So lovely fotos. All these wonderful flowers. In Austria we still have a lot of snow and it is so cold.
    Lovely greetings,
    Christine

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  56. Lovely pics! Your food images always make me hungry. HA!

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  57. I love red poppies! They are so bright and elegant. We have a late spring where I live--it can snow until May

    Your lunch looked delicious and your prose made me smile!

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  58. Absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing! You are making me so hungry! Yummy!

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  59. Beautiful photos!! Great post!! Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  60. Beautiful and looking for warmer weather her soon!

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  61. Beautiful photos, and the food looks amazing!

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  62. What an incredible group of pictures you shared! I'd never want to come inside... but the pizza looks amazing! I love your poem too! We are starting to see snowdrops poke their head out of the ground, very exciting to see the snow melt, and robins hunting for worms, a beautiful time of year :) Happy Spring to you!

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  63. You have poppies already? We're expecting snow tomorrow night!! And that pizza looks heavenly. Love these snippets from your life.

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  64. Dear Amalia,

    Beautiful photos of the flowers and scenery and the food looks so delicious.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  65. Wow, amazing poem! and the photos are stunning. I would pop in for breakfast every day if that is what you dish up :)

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    1. This is what the coffee shop dishes up but I'd by happy to take you, Tandy :-)

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  66. I like the look of that lunch! Anna x

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  67. ...hi Amalia, what yummy images, both the food and nature! Enjoy your weekend.

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  68. Beautiful sunrise to start off the new day and you get to enjoy pretty flowers and great scenery!

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  69. I'm not sure which looks better...the flowers or the food! Both are lovely in their own ways, I suppose.

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  70. Lovely poem and perfect for the set. Did you make that pizza and other deliciousness? Yum, thanks for the cheery post.

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    1. No, I didn't make anything, we stopped by a nice coffee shop. I can make quite a nice quiche but the pizza would be beyond me :-)

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  71. This is such a wonderful, happy poem, Amalia! It's so gentle and joyous like spring. Sunrise is my favourite part of the day. I especially love sunrises in summer, when the city around me just begins to wake. :-)
    The photos are gorgeous, as well! ♥
    Have a beautiful weekend! Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Edit. Around here I am the only one who likes getting up very early in the morning. But since writing this post I find that there are a lot of us :-)

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  72. There's no other blog with such gorgeous series of photos.
    Flowers and landscapes and good food. You don't need anything else. :)
    The chair of the following post looks lovely now.
    xx

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  73. A lovely glimpse into your part of the world. Sweet flowers and landscapes, and the food looks yummy!

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  74. Beautiful morning! Thank you for sharing it.

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  75. Oh Amalia, what beautiful nature and landscape shots! Your food shots are gorgeous, too. I always love your sense of whimsy when you wax poetic! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo Kathleen

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  76. What a wonderful way to start the day. Gorgeous photos as always and the beautiful food enjoyed.

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  77. You write the most beautiful poems and I love your early morning photos! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  78. Beautiful pictures and beautiful poems. Amalia, I greet you:)

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  79. I love poppies (especially red!) and I may just have to give them another try here in our Texas landscape. Amalia these photos are stunning and your poetry is always a treat to read. Happy Spring to you!
    Jemma

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  80. Gorgeous images! I do love the sunrise/sunset!

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