We live for the weekends! Last Saturday our jobs weren’t calling. Our schedule was ours to create. So, our day began with an early morning walk where the temperature was below 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Cold and clear. Donned with beanies, warm coats, and gloves, we walked around the neighborhood, enjoying the show of the sky changing colors. And then the words below came to mind…
The sun slowly opens
its sleepy eyes
The neighborhood still breathes
Not a soul
Not a sound
We own this moment
This moment is ours
Tranquility flows through our veins
We exhale gratitude
Another miracle reveals itself
in the creation
of a new dawn
Next, we drove to a local ecological sanctuary filled with numerous trails, so hand in hand, we followed them, enjoying nature’s fabulous entertainment and taking pics along the way. The day was beautiful, sunny and cold, but absolutely glorious!
The rest of the day was filled with relaxation, motorcycle rides, 5:00 o’clock wine-ing, then Saturday night at the movies. Retirement is nearing, but until then, we welcome the welcoming weekends!
Hope you enjoyed and I wish you a great week and weekend ahead! ❤️
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59 thoughts on “7 am & the rest of the day…”
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, Lauren. We used to love to go walking on the nature trails and Mount Tam. We often took a quick trip to the Marin headlands as well. There were so many places to see.
It was, John, and we love the trails around here. Marin Headlands is amazing too, but it’s been a while since we’ve been. Maybe it’s time now. Thanks for stopping by! 😀
Might be time.
I am sorry, Lauren, but the gremlins from WordPress don’t allow me to leave a comment, so here it goes; it looks like a paradise!
Those gremlins are annoying, Joanna, but your comment shows up bright and cheery! It is paradise and thanks so much. 💗💗
I am glad you got my comment, and my admiration!
Beautiful this peaceful, morning poem that awakens me as the sun rises! Loving these watery photos too. ❤
I’m so glad you enjoyed this post, Layla. Thank you for your lovely words! 💕💕
It sounds so peaceful and soothing! Loved the pictures💕
It was a very peaceful and soothing morning. I’m happy you enjoyed the photos. Thanks so much! 💗
Sounds like the perfect day for you both, Lauren!
It really was a beautiful time spent together and with nature. Thanks for stopping by, Barbara! 💗
Oh I love this Lauren and the beauty and respite in your poem is gorgeous.
“We own this moment”
Love ! Nice to have the sun but brrrrr it’s been cold! A great week ahead to you! 💗
Thanks so much, Cindy! I’m glad you liked the poem! It’s funny how words just flow sometimes when we least expect them. Yes, it’s been cold 🥶 for us, so I could never live in Alaska! But the sun has been nice for a change from the torrential rains. Take good care, dear friend. ❤️❤️
You’re so welcome. Itr was awesome and yes, I love it! me either! 🥰
That sounds like you had a special and beautiful time shared together. Nature is offering us much beauty if we take the time to enjoy it!
Love your poem too Lauren.
Stay well and blessed
It really was a lovely time, Marie. And you’re right, we need to take time to enjoy nature’s offerings. I’m glad you liked the poem too. Hugs! 💗
That sounds like a lovely day. Now that I’m retired, that exactly how I feel about the weekdays 🙂
We can’t wait, Janis, and I’m a little jealous. 🙂 But until then, we relish the freedom on the weekends! Enjoy yours! It was a lovely day. 🤗
A perfect description of a beautiful day Lauren. Lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Balroop! I’m glad you enjoyed this tranquil post. Enjoy your weekend ahead. 🥰❤️
The poem expresses perfectly your enjoyment of the morning.
Thanks, Darlene. I appreciate your lovely comment. 💞
Brilliant highly visual poem 🙂
What a wonderful thing to “say” Ian! Thank you so much!
Sounds like the perfect weekend to me! Lovely photos!
It was a day that anyone would enjoy, Carla, thank you for your beautiful comment. 💞
Always a good idea to enjoy all the good things a day offers.
That is true, Anneli. This was our 34th anniversary and we decided to celebrate locally instead of going away for the weekend. It was wonderful and such a beautiful day, but next year, we’ll make it a long weekend for our 35th. 🙂
That’s how I feel too, about special days. Home is best. At least, I feel lucky if I can say that.
I agree about feeling lucky when it comes to home…
Sounds like the perfect day to me.
I’m sure you would’ve enjoyed also, Andrew. It was such a beautiful day.
“below 40 degrees Fahrenheit” Brrrrrr! That’s chilly! Nice that you kept each other warm. 😊 Looks like a lovely day!
Haha, it was cold, Michele, but you’re right, we had each other to stay warm. 🙂 Thanks for your lovely words. 💗🌞
Beautiful poem and pictures.
Thanks very much, Jacqui!
Beautiful, Lauren! Being with the right person can make every day feel like the weekend!
Thanks for stopping by, Jill, and you know, you are so right. On this day, we celebrated locally our 34th anniversary, but each day together feels like the weekend. I love that. 🙂 Next year for our 35th, we’ll go away for the weekend like we usually do. Have a great weekend ahead! ❤️
Looks like a nice place to enjoy some nature.
It’s really beautiful, Binky. I’m sure you’d love it too. 🙂
I couldn’t agree more, absolutely glorious!!! ❤️🤗❤️😘❤️👌🌷
Thanks, Marina! There’s nothing like being in the beautiful, great outdoors on a glorious day! Hugs, my friend. 💗💐💗💐💗💐💗
Oh yes indeed!!!!!
Sounds like the perfect poem to sum up a perfect day, Lauren.
Thanks so much, Mark. It was a beautiful day, and now the weekend is just around the corner once again. 🙂
Lauren, thank you for letting me join you on your lovely morning walk – it looks beautiful and I love the photo of you both; it is so sweet! Your start to the day is wonderfully meditative and reflective and it is great that you had such a special time and weekend. What film did you see? Hope you’re both having a good week and wish you another fantastic weekend of togetherness! hugs xx
Thanks so much for your lovely words, Annika, and for joining us on this soothing nature walk. We had a deluge of rain early in the month, so the sunshine is very much welcomed. You would’ve loved the area too. The movie we saw was A Man called Otto with Tom Hanks. It was good for an Oscar, the depth of the story and the excellent acting, but it was very dark because of the suicide element that isn’t shown in the trailer. An element that is visual in the movie, not just implied. So…probably not the best anniversary movie… 🙂 A great day, nonetheless! Hope you’re having a wonderful week also and now the weekend is just around the corner. Sending hugs and love xo
It does look such a peaceful area – just a smidgen too faraway alas! I love the book A Man called Ove and have seen the Swedish film of it (which is superb!) I know the scene you are talking about and in the film that is done with excellent dark humour but obviously disturbing. All of Backman’s books are terrific if you haven’t read any yet and I can highly recommend them. Thank you, it’s been a very good week so far and looking forward to a relaxing weekend. hugs xx
Yes, just a smidgen too far away. 🙂 Oh, I want to read the book, so I just ordered it! 🙂 Thanks for the reminder. Yes, excellent dark humor, but I think for some it was disturbing. We had a friend who took his own life years ago; it was shocking and sad to say the least. So the movie brought back memories, but it also conveyed an uplifting message. Anyway, I haven’t read any of Backman’s books, so I appreciate the recommendation. Glad you’ve had a good week! ❤️🥰
Hi Lauren, what a beautiful post and poem. We have to make the most of the good moments and times in life as we never know what is around the corner to change everything.
Thanks very much, Robbie, and I totally agree with you. I hope your hubby is doing better, and your son, too. ❤️
HI Lauren, Michael is doing well. Terence seems to have reversed a bit so we’ll have to see the doctor today.
Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that about Terence. He is in my prayers, Robbie. And I’m glad Michael is doing better. Hugs