‘On My Way’ – White Egret ©photography by Isadora
An Inspirational Morning – Enchanting Spring
It was a hazy misty morning when I went out to my lanai this early morning. The temperature was warm. I had gone outside to observe the vast nature that is my backyard before attempting my Tai Chi meditative exercises. I had been unable to do them outside because our temperatures have been a bit chilly. Our cold temperatures in Southern Florida during winter are the 60’s during the day and 40’s in the morning and at night. Now, we’re experiencing temperatures in the mid 70’s in the morning. Because of the warmer weather a great many birds returning from further south.
The break of day showcased a bald eagle majestically flying overhead. A white egret is wading in the water enjoying small fish. The bird feeders I’ve strategically placed on my spring blossoming orchid tree are starting to attract red cardinals, hummingbirds and scrub jays. I can hear tiny chirping from baby birds in the holly berry bush I planted a few years ago. They’re waiting for their daily feeding. It’s a view and sounds that never disappoint.
As the sun breaks through the midst, the water creates a shimmer on the lake. It’s hypnotically mesmerizing. It’s a tranquil peaceful place. It’s a time of quiet contemplation before the day ahead. I’m looking at my orchids that are still in bloom while others are forming buds for future blooms. Nature is slowly awakening with all of its’ beauty. I’m enraptured by the many blessings I have.
Today stretches before me waiting to be shaped into the creation I choose to sculpt deciding what shape and form it will be. It will be as unique as me. It is all up to me. I am going to make it a GREAT day. I hope you will, too, unless you have other plans.
Spring is truly in the air.
How do you Nurture Yourself at the break of day?
copyright2014©written by Isadora
Morning Snack ©photography by Isadora
***** This morning I had my camera ready to snap anything that might be interesting. These are a few of the photos I was able to take. Paradise is in my own backyard.
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April 9, 2014 at 9:17 am
the first picture is super cool 🙂
April 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm
It was a quick capture, Joshi. I hadn’t had time to set it up.
I’m pleased with the way it turned out considering that.
Thanks for popping over and commenting. XD
March 31, 2014 at 7:32 am
‘On My Way’ = a wonderful title to express the spirit of your White Egret, Issy!
April 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm
I’m pleased you thought so Frizz. XD
March 26, 2014 at 12:59 am
Lovely post and egret photo.
April 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm
Glad you enjoyed it … XD
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March 9, 2014 at 7:10 pm
Fabulous pics, Issy. Yes, your backyard is a real paradise. I hope you’re having a wonderful day. xx
March 11, 2014 at 5:12 am
Thank you, Sylvia. It is so very peaceful that it seems so hard to describe.
I’m pleases you were able to feel it/s tranquility.
March 8, 2014 at 6:55 pm
I never once complained about winter…until now. This one has been brutal and I am actually looking forward to not being cold all the time. Your post just made me feel the pull all the more. Remind of this when it’s hot and I’m complaining about that.;)
March 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm
YAY …. your glorious face and comments appear once again.
I believe your experiencing the horrors of aging. The aching
bones that can’t stand the cold. I used to spend my days in
New York huddled around our cast iron stove. My weary bones
tanked me the minute I started living in a warm/HOT climate. YUP ..
it’s so damn HOT in summer that your bare feet can peel. BUT … somehow
I can tolerate that a lot more than the icicles on my windows.
Glad your back. I’ll be bouncing over.
March 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm
Ah, heavenly setting Izzy. When I get up I let Quincy out, feed him, get myself a cup of tea, and head to my favorite chair to read for about an hour. Then I make myself breakfast, all before my hubby wakes. I love the quiet of the morning. Hugs, Margie
March 11, 2014 at 5:27 am
Your morning ritual sounds peacefully tranquil. We need to take the time to give ourselves permission to be. Just a moment to be in touch with the quiet within.
March 8, 2014 at 9:39 am
Tai Chi and all this…what a wonderful way to start your day Izzy
March 11, 2014 at 5:17 am
You really don’t feel like your exercising hen you do Tai Chi. It’s relaxing and there is very little strain on the joints. I was happy to discover it with my bad knees and all. Give it a try. You may find it’s a pleasant way to start or end your day.
~~~ : – ) Namaste …
March 8, 2014 at 4:05 am
March 11, 2014 at 5:17 am
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Thanks for visiting and commenting.
March 7, 2014 at 10:05 pm
I so enjoy Tai Chi — I took lessons for a short while – but the instructor passed away suddenly, and I have yet to find another. Videos just “don’t cut it” for learning. This sounds like a serene way to begin each day! Thank you for sharing! Namaste ~~
March 11, 2014 at 5:31 am
Aahhh … Tai Chi as you know is a flow of energy. It’s te best exercise. It pus little strain on the joint. I will post something on it. Try to find a Teacher but remember that the teacher has to have aura of calm. Tai Chi is about being quiet. Tai Chi Dance is another form that is about focusing on the music. Hope you find a teacher and continue your journey.
March 7, 2014 at 6:17 pm
Well written. May peace be with you 🙂
March 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm
This is a beautiful post…. I love the beauty and joy of spring expressed and the photos too
March 11, 2014 at 5:20 am
Spring … the time of renewal. I love Spring too. It is lovely to watch flowers unfold as the bloom.
Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Sweet !!!
March 7, 2014 at 1:57 am
What a lovely way to start the day. I’m a little envious. 😉 Your photos and wonderful description bring it all alive.
March 11, 2014 at 5:25 am
AAaahhh .. the years with the young ones will pass and, then, life begins. For a period of time, we focus on the children who will eventually find their way to other corners of the world.Then, you begin to flourish and grow into the beautiful butterfly that’s been waiting to emerge and be.
In time you will be where you need to be.
March 7, 2014 at 1:02 am
You do Tai Chi, how cool, Namaste! Yep, spring is in the air 🙂
March 11, 2014 at 4:35 am
It’s the most relaxing exercise with very little pressure on our joints.
I plan to post an article on Its benefits.
I really love the Spring. It’s the perfect time of the year. Thanks Amy…
March 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm
How fabulous Issy!
March 6, 2014 at 11:29 pm
~~~~~ : – ) Thank You, Gilly.