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The Morning's Gift

Updated on May 3, 2013

Glorious morning . . .

My day began with a walk to the pupper park with the girls. I am convinced that there is nothing better than Saturday mornings when you have nowhere to be, and no demands to answer, save the ones of your own heart's desire. The three of us tromped through the green, glistening grass, past the gate, and down to the far end where my bench awaited. Fin began her usual wandering, and after a few sniffs here and there, Beatrice was ready for me to hoist her onto her perch next to me. I encouraged her to explore and play, but as always, she was having none of it. So snuggle we did, in pure contentment.

Scattered, stretched out, cottonball clouds hung over us, and a sing-song chorus of birds offered a relaxing time-out from the world. Two birds flew side by side, and soaring from high above, they dove almost touching the ground, and then rocketed towards the sky again. Their joyful play was a picuture of complete freedom, and their message to the world below was, "you too are this free if you only knew it". They had abandoned everything that would tie them down.

A few cranes crept along the water's edge looking for breakfast to fill their bellies, and a multitude made music with their chirping and whisperings of "whooo, whooo". I closed my eyes and enjoyed this symphony of nature. The early morning's gift to the world, and I was so grateful to be its audience.

© 2013 Bella Nina


And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran



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      Bella Nina 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you Gypsy Rose Lee! My Saturday morning walk with my furry-faced daughters was delightful. And they make it such a sweet time. I hope you have wonderful Saturday mornings as well!!! Thanks for reading and for the votes.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for taking me on this wonderful walk. Loved the pics. Your Saturday sounds like it was so delightful.

    • Bella Nina profile imageAUTHOR

      Bella Nina 

      5 years ago from USA

      All the way from Australia!!! Hello Australia! I thank you for reading my work, and I hope you have had a wonderful Saturday as well!!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a lovely way to share a peaceful Saturday morning. I enjoyed both the read and the photos.

    • Bella Nina profile imageAUTHOR

      Bella Nina 

      5 years ago from USA

      You are kindly welcomed SidKemp, and thank you so much for reading my work.

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      Sid Kemp 

      5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you for the beautiful photo and prose.

    • Bella Nina profile imageAUTHOR

      Bella Nina 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you so much whonunuwho. I appreciate your reading my work. Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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      5 years ago from United States

      Quite beautiful in words and pictures. Thank you much for sharing. whonu

    • Bella Nina profile imageAUTHOR

      Bella Nina 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thank you Theater girl, I'm so glad you took the time to read my hub. Hope you are having a peaceful day as well!!

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      5 years ago from New Jersey

      Sounds so peaceful! I enjoyed reading this!


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