Friday, August 18, 2017

Sunny Mountain Mornings

I never lived in a house with such great sunshine. 

I have to say, it never gets old. 

So many mornings, I'm drawn to my camera before I even have a cup of coffee. 


Maybe that's why some of the photos come out blurry....since my eyes are barely open?


Regardless, I think the sunshine does more to wake me up than coffee anyway. 



I  usually have a little furry companion or two while I'm going around taking photos and basking in the sunshine. 


These green glass knobs never fail to delight, when the sunshine glows through them

They were the very first thing I bought for my house, the day my offer was accepted. 

Pottery Barn clearance...such a big return on such a small investment. 

My favorite kind.


Pretty soon it's time to step outside and get my birds and critters fed. 

The feeders are still put in the garage every day at dusk. 

I don't want to tempt that darned bear to return. 

Although I suspect he made a visit yesterday, judging by the stack of firewood that was knocked over. Sigh, I guess I'm stacking firewood this weekend. 


This beauty greets me as I step out the door. It was a gift, planted by my critters.

Funny enough, when I plant sunflowers they eat them. When they plant them, they leave them alone. 

Go figure.


The late summer garden has a whole different beauty than a June garden. 


The light is changing, autumn is right around the corner. 


The day lilies are reaching the end of their bloom. The Oriental Lilies have stepped in as the new stars of the show. 


As are the Morning Glories. I never planted any this year, yet they popped up everywhere and anywhere. 

No complaints here!

I look so forward to a glorious weekend where I will actually have some time to enjoy the beauty all around me. 

May your weekend also be filled with sunshine and beauty!

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! Your place looks so tranquil. I don't blame you for not wanted to attract another bear! -Jenn

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    1. I would be happy if they would stay away for good, Jenn, but that's doubtful. Oh well, it comes with living on a mountain top!!

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  2. Wow! That sunflower photo is spectacular! I do love your dining space.
    Brenda

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    1. I have a few more sunflowers that will be blooming soon, all planted by the critters, Brenda!

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  3. Beautiful photos! I love both early morning and evening sunshine streaming through the house.

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    1. Same here, my friend. Of course in the early mornings I'm usually rushing around doing chores and getting ready for work so I don't get to enjoy it quite as much!!

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  4. It's so nice to be able to appreciate the nuances of light. So many people are completely oblivious to it. Their loss. ;).

    How interesting that the sunflowers are left alone when they're planted by birds (or whatever). Gotta love Mother Nature!

    xxx

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    1. I know, Doreen! I planted about 10 sunflowers this year, and they ate all but one! That one is about to bloom and I can't wait to see it!

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  5. Such a lovely post...I love the beautiful light.

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    1. Thanks, Linda! Early mornings are just lovely with the sunshine! The light is definitely changing, as are the leaves around here!

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  6. I love the way the light plays with those glass knobs...simply beautiful! It must be the year for sunflowers. I have a bunch growing in my side garden and they make me so happy! I had my youngest grandson out there with me on Wednesday and he was fascinated by them.

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    1. I guess it is, Debbie! I have a few more that the critters planted for me, they should be blooming soon!

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  7. Lovely photos, it is wonderful to take pictures of the way light falls. I like to do that too.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carole! Isn't it amazing how sunshine can make an ordinary object extraordinary?

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  8. This is the 2nd post Ive read reminding me it's late summer already. I agree that the sun is more awakening than coffee!
    Lisa

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    1. I'm sure as a beach person you hate the end of summer, Lisa! I have to say I find so much beauty up here in each season, I don't mind one moving into the next.

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  9. Lovely pictures! I too love the sunshine streaming in my home. A friend that came to visit for the first time and loved what she saw said to me "how do you ever leave your home?" I said "I don't very much!" I feel the same about my home as you do about yours!

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    1. I love that, AnnMarie!! I feel the same way, I really hate when I have a day off and can't spend the whole day in my little house, just puttering around!

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  10. A lovely, reflective post. I love mornings and everything about it! I hope your busyness slows down soon, too, so you can enjoy your weekend even more. XO

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    1. I have about another 10 weeks of craziness before things slow down for me, Rita. I'm coming into the busiest time, with 2, 3, or 4 weddings each weekend plus rehearsal dinners, farewell breakfasts, and huge conference groups - is it any wonder I like a cocktail in the evenings?

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  11. I so understand!!! We lived in the woods for almost 30 years so I CRAVED sunshine. Now we are in full sun, have tons of windows and have glorious sun all day. I could not be happier! Your shots are beautiful. You are rightm the light is changing now. I hope that bear stays AWAY!!!!!!!!!

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    1. I also lived in the woods when I was married, Pinky, and you're right about the lack of sunshine! When we redid the roof we added a skylight in the kitchen and a sun tunnel in the hallway, which helped. But nothing like my current house, that's for certain!

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  12. Hi Debbie! I love your beautiful sunshine shining through your windows of your sweet home. Your home has such a warm and loved feeling. I adore those darling glass knobs you bought. I can see why you would wake up with a smile on your face! Hope all is well with you.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. I wake up with a bigger smile on my days off, Shelia, than the days I'm going to work!! :)

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  13. my morning glories did not do well AT ALL this year, and I sure miss them! Love the pretty pictures of the sunshine flooding in!! And oh my--yes!--those glass knobs are so pretty, I love those! Sounds like you got a great deal on them too! Your home looks like such a warm and welcoming and cozy place.

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    1. Thank you!! My home feels like a cozy hug when I step through the door after work, and I love it so much!

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  14. You take beautiful photos! Love the picture of the light on the glass knobs. You have created a true home...no wonder you smile! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Donna! I have no idea how my original reply to you got deleted.....bizarre!!

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  15. Enjoy the light and your beautiful garden. So many pretty colors...I would sit and stare forever.

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    1. If only I could sit and stare forever, Kim! It was super hard to drag myself out of the house and to work this morning!

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  16. Wonderful pictures! You have a beautiful place but I would always be nervous about that bear!! Nancy

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    1. We have to be very cautious, Nancy, without a doubt. Bird feeders go into the garage in metal garbage bins every single night during bear season. Garage gets locked just in case a bear smells the garbage. Apparently they are just as afraid of us as we are of them....but I'm not sure I believe that!

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  17. We are kindred spirits. I so love catching the sunshine streaming in and lighting up the corners of my little home.

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    1. I sometimes think of buying different drapes for my windows, Dayle, but I would miss all the gorgeous sunshine that comes in through the sheers!

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  18. Lovely shots capturing the light! :)

    I too just want sheers at my place.

    Those knobs! There is one on the bathroom door here that was here when I bought the place and it is most likely ancient :)

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    1. Thanks, Deb!! The only place I'm considering adding drapes is in the bedroom....just for a little privacy in winter, when my house can be seen from the road. Other than that, the only things looking in my windows are the horses next door!

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