Dawn – What a beautiful name

I had to get up at 4:45 or so because Emma said so. I could have stayed in bed and then cleaned up the mess that one distressed puppy would make, but it wouldn’t be fair to either of us. Just look at the beautiful dawn I might have missed.??????????

 

I’d heard from my neighbour that there was a cougar in the area. Nice of him to warn me because of having the new puppy. I know hungry cougars like to snack on small family pets. It made me reluctant to get out there at their favourite hunting time, but right now Emma is calling the shots. And look at the rainbow I would have missed. It was a complete arc in the sky but I could only get part of it into the picture, it was that big. Faint but big!

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My sister-in-law’s name is Dawn. Today I thought her name was more beautiful than ever before. She suits her name.

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My reward for getting up so early was to see the golden light on the firs. At dawn and dusk I can see this view, but at dusk the sunlight is warmer, more golden. There must be a scientific reason for that, but I don’t know what it is.

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Now it was getting light enough to see my garden that I’ve had to let go to weeds this year. I’m blaming Emma, the all-demanding puppy.

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As I went back into the house, climbing Queen Elizabeth greeted me and told me what a cheery day it will be.

??????????I hope it was a good one for you too.

 

38 thoughts on “Dawn – What a beautiful name

  1. Selima and the Merfolk

    There is something about starting your day off early that makes me feel productive. However, to wake because I was disturbed … OMG that would trip me out, But when Missy looks at me like ‘what? I didn’t do anything’ I just go back to bed and throw some pillows on my head.

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  2. bulldog

    The morning and evening light is all to do with the longer atmosphere the rays have to penetrate to get to the area we’re in… or something like that I remember some one explaining to me… love the shots, now get up early and get a few shots of the cougar….

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      Eeee! I was just getting my nerve back. The sighting was just down the road but who knows where that cat is now. It could be right under my nose or it could be miles away. Not something I want to see in my backyard. They are getting more brazen all the time around towns on Vancouver Island. One year they even had one in the parking lot of the Empress Hotel in Victoria.

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        1. wordsfromanneli Post author

          I’ve had roses like that too. They have ratings for roses about various aspects like fragrance, resistance to mildew, and a bunch of other things I don’t remember. But the tried and true names that have been around for a long time often have proven themselves to be sturdy and vigorous. It’s worth investing in the well-known names. I’ve tried some for their special colours or fragrance but they haven’t even made it through a mild winter, and then you get these old soldiers that just go on and on, like Queen Elizabeth, Europeana, Coral Dawn, Royal Sunset.

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  3. Gladys

    What lovely pictures. I’m afraid I will never get one of the dawn since I couldn’t focus my eyes that early,let alone a camera. But then I don’t have a puppy!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      That’s all it takes! Just a tiny little puppy. I can tell you the pain of tearing myself out of sleep at that time is incredible, so I was happy to be rewarded with those beautiful skies.

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      I’ve only ever seen a glimpse of one in the wild, and luckily I was in a canoe and it was at the edge of the lake. I got a rubber neck from looking behind me when it was time to come ashore and put the canoe back on the truck.

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  4. Dawn

    I’ve been searching but no luck…the gorgeous dawn has missed us these past few days. Thank you for the lovely “reminder” photos..Mother Nature at her best!!

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    1. wordsfromanneli Post author

      With a puppy that can’t wait, I’m often out there seeing a variety of dawns these days. It’s a beautiful time of day, if only I wasn’t always looking over my shoulder for that cougar. I’ve heard more reports that he’s in the area. Gives me the shivers.

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      1. townspirit

        We have cougars here, too. The story is that they were causing trouble down south so they were sent up here to a less populated area. If only they would keep the relocated elk population in check and stop scaring farm children and pets we could all get along. What about coyotes and martens in your area? They are the worst predator problem here.

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