Get up early and embrace the morning


I’ve always been a morning person, but in recent times (I have turned 50) it’s been harder to get up. This morning made me realise that it’s worth it. I remember now – I LOVE MORNINGS!

First I went to boot camp with Fusion Outdoor Fitness for a kettle bell and running session. I felt fit and health and, as always, glad I made the effort to get up at 4.45am. There is nothing like a bit of outdoor exercise to start the day off on a good note. Unfortunately (or fortunately, you be the judge) there is a smoke haze over the Gold Coast, which didn’t make breathing during our runs pleasant but the mist over the fields, as eerie as it looked, was well worth a bit of smoke. It reminded me of that Stephen King novel ‘The Fog’, spooky! I wish I had my camera then and there.

My camera was, however, in my car. I always take the scenic drive home, through Koala Park, over the Tallebudgera bridge and home. Today I stopped over the bridge at the Tallebudgera Creek/Beach School car park. I could see an orange orb rising and with my trusty camera in hand, I raced along the path to the beach. I didn’t want to miss what was sure to be a spectacular sunrise.

So here is some proof of good reasons for waking up early in a few pics:

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And that was just the sun.

Pandanus trees and beyond Tallebudgera Creek entrance.

Pandanus trees and beyond Tallebudgera Creek entrance.

Mist over Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.

Mist over Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.

Morning traffic on Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.

Morning traffic on Tallebudgera Creek Bridge.

Reflections and high mist over the Palm Beach canals.

Reflections and high mist over the Palm Beach canals.

More of the stunning, glass-like water on the canals at Palm Beach.

More of the stunning, glass-like water on the canals at Palm Beach.

So, in case you didn’t get up this morning to see the beauty in our world I hope you’ve enjoyed it through my eyes.

Maybe tomorrow morning you won’t hit the snooze button. Perhaps you’ll get up and enjoy the best part of the day – morning.

And just in case you missed it, here’s another reason to get up early in the morning:
https://donnadmunro.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/theres-a-whale-on-my-doorstep/

 

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About donnadmunro

Donna Munro is an author, freelance writer, blogger, graphic artist, content writer, book marketer, administrator, web editor and book reader. She's been published in Take Five, The Australian Woman's Weekly, For Me, She, That's Life, Woman's Day and Club Life (as well as smaller publications). She recently formed Warm Witty Publishing to self publish her debut novel 'The Zanzibar Moon', because she's too impatient to wait any longer. Donna lives on the Gold Coast with her husband, youngest son and the weirdo Staffy Mahli. She adores being a grandmother but still feels young. She often joins her husband's pool cleaning business, just for fun (but is unsure if she's all that helpful). She keeps fit and has a fondness for elephants (she sponsors Tundani in Kenya) and owls. You'll often find her digging her toes in the sand while reading a novel at the beach.

Posted on August 1, 2014, in Animals and conservation, Family life, Other stuff, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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