routine is good

wake up . pour coffee . sit by pool as dawn arrives . give thanks that morning is heredawn

sit down . pour wine . catch shadows as sunset arrives . give thanks that evening is here texshadow blog

40 comments:

ols1 said...

I think that is a wonderful way to welcome the day - and to end it. I think we should give thanks for our beautiful days - beginning and end. I have been consciously enjoying my environment lately - your posts keeps me on track.

Kamana said...

these are good routines. we need to be more thankful. more reflective.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Your photos are so good at capturing mood as well as image. Such intriquing textures too ... perhaps it's time I got more adventurous. Happy Birthday for yesterday.

Jewels said...

I love the coffee & wine routine sandwich too :)

Betsy said...

Now that's a routine I could get used to!

MominJamaica said...

These photos remind me of one of my "messages from the heart" that I have at the end of my newsletter." I start each day with a smile in my heart, so I can end it with a song in my soul." Seems you have the heart smile that turned into the soul song here in pictures.......Bravo

m. heart said...

A beautiful routine, perfect really.

Prospero said...

You know, I really like both of these.

Alicia said...

Perfect! Your day looks like a day I'd love to be a part of!

The pool shot is so wonderful! I love the darkness of the morning captured in it, the blue/greens of the pool, the plant growing, the light of the day beginning to reflect off the water!

beth said...

routines are a very good thing !

and that pool looks so soothing.....

puna said...

That is a wonderful routine.

smith kaich jones said...

Yes, yes, I love this. So often I grouch through the morning. I should be thankful for the day. I hereby vow to do better.

Thank you!
:) Debi

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh those colors are magnificent. Love it love it love it.

Char said...

beautiful shots - beautiful moments

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

You have a way of making me feel relaxed and at ease in this creative space. What a gorgeous pool! I love that shadow photo!
Thanks for your recent comments on my blog, they warmed my heart :)

Christina said...

such beautiful routines, filled with shadows and light.
xo

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Good routines for sure!

Peaches said...

dawn and dusk...
day break and night fall...
both are between times

nancy neva gagliano said...

twilight is dusk or dawn, that magical time of quiet. i wrote a tanka for you:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

twilight sparks gratitude
giving my being a lightness
that melts a path for
pauses filling my sweet day.
a practice worth the keeping.

neva

maccandace said...

Beautiful colors in both photos and a dreamy softness. I especially like the colors in the water on the first and the texturing in the 2nd. At first I thought you added texture but I think not now. Both lovely with a lovely sentiment. We should take at least a few moments daily to be grateful for what we are given but we usually don't (me included).

spread your wings said...

what a wonderful beginning and end to your day. hope your weekend is grand.

Miss Red said...

i LOVE the second photo! it looks like a painting!!

Suvarna said...

Yes! wonderful rituals beautifully depicted. the last is gorgeous.
PS
I recieved your package, they are as beautiful as I imagined they'd be.
Thank you.

Fresh Mommy said...

Beautiful, wonderful day!! Love it, and being thankful is such a great way to be!

:)
~Tabitha

Liss said...

I love day break, when my kids get older i promise myself to enjoy it more.

Liss said...

I love day break, when my kids get older i promise myself to enjoy it more.

Marcie said...

What a wonderful exercise in gratitude.

patty said...

wow. im not sure if it's the simplicity of your words or the quality of your photos, or the combination, but your blog never disappoints! :)

Relyn said...

Oh, you do know how to live.

robinbird said...

routines are food for my spirit. yours just seem to be perfect for generating a long and happy life :)

Mrs. E said...

And so grateful for the coffee and for the wine! Celebrating life's simple moments for 52 years!

kendalee said...

The wheel turns and carries us with it. Lovely to contemplate that...

Tracy said...

The comfort of routine is something I love too--especially in the mornings to start the day. :o) I love the almost abstract quality of these scenes today, Elk. Happy Day!

Oliag said...

I will think of you when I am doing the same routines:) Beautiful thoughts and photos of gratitude...

jacci r said...

Your shadow picture so captures the peace at the end of the day as all living creatures ready themselves for the night.

I so love to sit quietly at our pond with a glass of wine at exactly this point!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Meadowlark Days said...

So peaceful - would love to dip my toes in that water!

Chris said...

Beautiful...love how abstract and painterly they are.

tea with lucy said...

What a lovely couple of rituals. A positive way to start and coonclude the day!

elizabeth said...

what a great ritual for beginning and end.

L.L. Barkat said...

I love the shadow. We can love the shadows, right?