Saturday, July 29, 2017

Mixing It Up!

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.
Truly beautiful.

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.

Viva Mexico!

4 comments:

Deborah Soloway said...

It's wonderful how small changes can have big impacts! What a lovely way to start your day--thank you for sharing it!

Peter Kouwenhoven said...

Your roof terrace is wonderful and offers one of the best views in San Miguel. Fond memories...

Shelagh Kouwenhoven said...

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.

Babs said...

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.....