Most of us, I think, are creatures of habit. I have become such a thing, much to my surprise. My life
used to be one of no two waking hours alike, but now time has settled into a soft, rumbling, pattern.
This morning, when I awakened at 6:15AM, bright eyed and bushy tailed, the plan changed. I decided that instead of turning over and going back to sleep that I would get up and see the sunrise.
Something that I have not done in a very, very long time.
Pulling back the drapes, the sky was lavender, blue and pink. I did not even turn around and instantly
make my bed, a morning ritual. No, I scurried upstairs, slowly (ha) and got a cup of coffee ready to settle in my favorite chair to watch the sky.
Then it happened. I saw a hot air balloon. Oh my. Then another. I then slowly scurried to the roof top and saw, in all its glory, the sky, the distant mountains..........and the two hot air balloons. By now it was not even 7:30AM.
There is a whole other world at that time of the morning. Complete silence up here on the hill except for the slight swoosh of the hot air balloons in the distance.
A feeling of complete contentment entered as I watched a scene that could have been out of a movie.
Then it happened again, a sound. I looked up and it was the white ibis heading up over the edge of the mountain to the Botanical Gardens. The sound that I heard..........their wings flapping.
No one could plan for such an exquisite experience. The Universe just decided to present it this morning and I just happened to be around to enjoy it.
I think I need to head to the roof terrace more often. The whole morning has been an experience of peacefulness and contentment.
It's wonderful how small changes can have big impacts! What a lovely way to start your day--thank you for sharing it!
Your roof terrace is wonderful and offers one of the best views in San Miguel. Fond memories...
I would jump out of bed when I heard the hot air balloons, I could never get enough of that sight. We spent a lot of time on the roof and the ibis going home in the late afternoon was a beautiful thing to watch. One of my favourite things to do was to shake your lemon tree for my morning cup of tea. I miss that every single day. Have a wonderful day, cheers.
Deborah, Peter and Shelagh..glad ya'll enjoyed the post. It was one of those times I did not even bother to have the camera!
Shelagh, if ya'll are interested in coming back next January and February, let me know. My house will be available.....
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