Monday, March 05, 2007

Give me back the mornings

Apparently 25% of people are morning types, 25% are night owls, and 50% are neither in particular. I am unashamedly a morning person.

We have daylight saving here in New Zealand that will end in 3 weeks. There is talk of extending it for a further 3 weeks but I'm against that. It's 7am and the sun is only just rising over the horizon.

Here's the harbour this morning before the sun gets up.


Charleen said...

I don't like the extension of daylight savings time either. We start next Sunday and I'll be back to driving to school in the dark again.

Elizabeth said...

Bit scary though - my Mum taught me that Red sky in the morning shepherds warning - if you should get rain do send some north to us.

Shirley Goodwin said...

I also grew up with the "red sky in the morning" rhyme - but it doesn't really seem to apply here in the South Island, where there are some magnificent sunrises not followed by bad weather.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

Great photo!

As a young adult noon was my morning and midnight was the beginning of night, time to go out and drink.

Now I love the early mornings because it is so peaceful and quiet. I now need to go to bed early.

I hate daylight savings time. I have so much trouble with time changes.

Kate said...

That is such a lovely view to see in the morning - worth getting up for.
The thing I miss about NZ is the long twilights. In summer we used to play in the back yard until 9:30pm and it was still light. Maybe that's why I'm definitely a night owl.

Terry Mason said...

Ah, the beautiful peace of early mornings, one of the two times of the day when great spiritual energy is streaming across the earth, and known as "the meeting of the day and the night": two hours before dawn until dawn, and two hours before sunset until sunset.

The narrator on my ancient 78 rpm record of The Jungle Book said it best: "When the air is so still that the ear can hear it." T

Terry Mason said...

Awake! for Morning in the Bowl of Night
Has flung the Stone that puts the Stars to Flight:
And Lo! the Hunter of the East has caught
The Sultan's Turret in a Noose of Light.
Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
The First Edition of the Translation

One of my all-time favorites. Hope you enjoy it. T

Suzi-k said...

I'm with you on this, I LOVE the early morning, when the air is cool and fresh... I often wake before 4 am and wander around enjoying it....