Monday, March 16, 2009

Morning has broken

Morning has broken,




Like the first morning....





Blackbird has spoken,





...like the first bird.




Praise for the singing, praise for the morning



Praise for them springing fresh from the world.


Sung by Cat Stevens. Lyrics by Eleanor Farjean.

I wanted to share one of my glorious mornings I had this weekend with you.

37 comments:

John Poole said...

With a morning like that, the rest of the day could not have been anything less than perfect!

reliv4life said...

gorgeous!

Powell River Books said...

Quite a weekend. On the cusp of spring. Glad you had a good one. - Margy

J said...

Truly Awesome Shelley....what a great idea!
Rob from
www.thecottagechronicles.com

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Shelley---I love this post. I've gotten to see it three times tonight. AND--I'm glad you posted it on all of your blogs because it is just SO good.
Thanks!
Hugs,
Betsy

JyLnC said...

What a gorgeous set of photos you captured. I love the bird and deer photos - awesome.

This Country Girl said...

Shelley,

Thank you for sharing your morning with us....it's gorgeous! I KNOW you had a great weekend!

Tammy

Michelle Dawn said...

Wonderful pictures. I would love to have a morning like that.

Cassie said...

Thanks, it was beautiful. I always liked that song too. He's some kind of a nut, but what a unique voice that guy had! Blessings to you Shelley.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Beautiful pictures...I'd love to wake up to all of that glorious scenery:)
Have a wonderful day!
Rondell

Cedar ... said...

One of my old favorite songs,... and your photos compliment it so well! What a shot of that chickadee!

Dawn said...

thank you for sharing :) your photos are so beautiful...
i love this song... in fact, i was humming it just the other day on my way to work... the sun behind me,washing the world in golden light! this is why i am a morning person!

wendy said...

Wonderful pictures Shelley! I would like that first picture on a mug please, LOL.

Kath said...

Hi Shelley,
Beautiful!!
Love how you did this post!!
Now this song will be in stuck in my head the rest of the day!! :)

Have a Happy St. Patricks day!

Hugs, Kath

Denise said...

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day, Denise

The White Bench said...

I so love your photographs, and the calmness they convey...
Monicax.

April said...

Oh, I feel like I'm right there in the midst of all that wonder! GORGEOUS!

Screen Door said...

Good Morning---We are about to have our 3rd day above 55 degrees this year. Our house is on the northside of a hill so it's like the last place to lose the snow,but it is melting. We ran Ransom-- my sorta labrador dog---for the past 2 days in the woods without snowshoes. It's a huge work out, but just seeing him play in the snow is worth it. And everything just smells different than in the fall or the dead of winter. I've lived on this piece of land for 20 years now, and every season still amazes me. While I can't wait for the snow to melt, I'll be just as glad to see it in November again.:) Have a good day. Love the chickadee.

Constance said...

That was a great idea to use the lyrics to go along with your pictures. How tranquil! I'll bet when life starts crowding in on you, you go off to your "happy place" don't you?
Connie

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Shelley, that was absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your morning with us...

Just a little something from Judy said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely, an outstanding posting today, my friend. The photography is over the top!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Now I need to go to your cabin, sit on the back porch, kick back, and enjoy a cup of coffee.

George said...

Everything about this post is beautiful -- the music (and words) and especially the pictures.

Brandi said...

Beautiful photos. Love everyone of them!

Small Pines said...

That's some kind of gorgeous morning! Beautiful pics, as always. I think we have finally achieved Spring.

Kady said...

Those pictures with that music are just perfect. That's one of my favorite songs. What beautiful views you have right outside your door. You are very blessed - Kady

Jen said...

Gorgeous! I can feel the crispness of the air and feel the sunshine!

Charli and me said...

How beautiful! That song is one of my favorites too. Spring is here ♥ Yeah!

Ginger said...

Hi Shelley:
Your pictures are beautiful.
Happy St.Patrick's Day
Ginger

miss mary said...

hi, i love these pics, especially the one of the deer. we see that all over our countryside. beautiful. what kind of camera do you use (if you don't mind me asking) it (and you) take really good pics.
thanks for sharing. hugs and have a great week.

Winifred said...

Lovely photos reflected in the hymn. He's still a great singer even though he's changed his name!

Shellmo said...

John - you are right - it was a glorious morning!

Michele - thank you! We are in a scenic area!

Margy - I just need spring to cross the finish line!

Rob - glad you think so - thanks!

Betsy - Am I boring you yet? LOL!! You are a sweetie to read all 3 of my blogs!

Jylync - I wish I could've gotten a better shot of that deer - thank you!

Tammy - it was great - 40's and sunshine! Now I just need the 70's and sunshine - lol!

Michelle - I wish you a morning like this - you deserve it! :)

Cassie - LOL! Yep - Cat Stevens went off the deep end a little bit but I read that he's received several peace award lately so maybe he's on the right path...

Rondell - thank you! I just love our area!

Cedar - glad you like the song too! I just made myself a 70's mix CD the other day - I just loved that singer & songwriter period.

Dawn - I'm a morning person just like you! :)

Kath - This song is stuck in my head too - sorry! LOL!!

Denise - Thank you for your kind comments!

Monica - I am a little Type A personality so I am always looking for calmness - LOL!!

April - you would love it here!!

Screendoor - how nice to enjoy the outdoors w/ your dog! I love all the seasons too!

Connie - you are definitely right about my happy place - LOL!!

Pam - glad you enjoyed the morning! Now I'll make you a cappucino! :)

Judy - nice of you to say! I didn't think these photos were my best but they were inspired from the right place - :)

Wixy - I'll get that coffee right out to you. Make sure the cat doesn't run away.

George - thank you!

Brandi - thanks to you too!!

Small pines - I hope so but there is snow in N. Michigan's forecast for this weekend......ugh!!

Kady - I do feel so blessed. There is so much beauty to discover in the world!

Jen - the pine scent was very strong!

Charli - will you be getting a new spring coat to celebrate? :)

Ginger - thank you and Happy St. Pats day to you too!

Miss Mary - thank you! I use Canon Rebel XTI. These weren't my best but I do love my camera! :)

Winifred - he does have nice voice! His name is now Yusuf Islam.

JANE said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!
You are one lucky girl!!

country gal said...

Oh, that's beautiful, song and all!

Love, Joy

dAwN said...

one word...Lovely!

A. Joy said...

Loved this post Shelley! Love the photos!

Sandy said...

ahhhhhh!!!!