Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Morning Person

The winner of last Thursday's drawing for a copy of Where the Wildflowers Bloom by Ann Shorey is Linda. I'll email you today to get your mailing address and get the book out to you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Monday Musings on This ‘N That

Last Friday I had to get up two and a half hours before my usual getting-up time. I’m not a morning person!! I tried to move as I should to get things done so we could leave on our trip.

While fixing my breakfast I noticed movements outside the kitchen window. I saw several birds flitting from limb to limb to limb. It was barely daybreak and they were frolicking and seemed to be enjoying the new day.

I saw squirrels and chipmunks scampering around on the ground and some little birds pecking at the grass. I wondered if all these creatures were this active at every day’s dawning.

Visiting my grandparents, at early morning hours I had heard roosters crow and hens cluck. I'd heard pigs squeal and mules make that distinctive sound they make—is it called braying or is that donkeys? But seeing all these city-dwellers doing their thing when I would normally still be asleep was an eye-opener. No pun intended.

Once in the car and starting on our trip I noticed one overhead wire covered with birds sitting on it. As I’ve asked before, wonder how the little bird feet hang on when the winds come.

Then yesterday morning I saw movement outside the window near my computer. Adult birds were all over our front lawn. They were all busy pecking at the grass and were easy for me to count. Forty-six birds were in my yard! They had reddish breasts so they must have been red-breasted robins. You think?  And as birds do, they all flew away at the same time. Wonder who gives the signal for a group flight?

I have a new appreciation for God’s creatures, seeing how they start their day. Maybe I can adopt some of their apparent glee in the early morning--could I really come to better enjoy mornings? And then seeing 46 birds visiting my lawn. Could any of this be fodder for a novel?

Are you a morning person?

Till next time … keep on smiling.


  1. I'm not a morning person. But I do find when I wake early, God shows me His glory all around me. I find it's wonderful quiet time for prayer and reflection.

    1. Loree, that day I got earlier and noticed new things was special. You put it well, "God shows me His glory all around me." Thanks for your comment and for reading my blog.

  2. Oh yes, I got Mary's book. Thank you Jo!

    1. Loree, thanks for letting me know you received the book. Enjoy!

  3. Not only do I get up early, I get up earlier on freezing mornings. It was 25 degrees here in Ozark, AL this morning (and yesterday)at 5:30. I put on lots of clothes and went out to put warm nectar out for my precious hummingbird that has been here all winter. :) I put bird food out for my gazillions of birds (lots of American Goldfinches right now, too) and filled their bird baths, which had been emptied so I could fill them with fresh water this a.m.

    1. Linda, thank you for commenting. Special thanks to you for taking care of your sweet hummingbird and all the other birds. I appreciate your reading my blog.