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Harvest at daybreak – work or play; or both…

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Getting up and getting out at daybreak in such a beautiful and peaceful and quiet time is also stimulating in an uncluttered, tranquil way . While admiring the beauty and breathing the air and absorbing the atmosphere there are other options to enhance the experience: rowing, taking the crab trap out or fishing.  Splitting wood – but that’s too loud; sitting – but that’s too sedentary. For me and many others just sitting and watching cannot be enough; we must be doing as well. It’s so much nicer to be both appreciating all the ‘cerebral’ and ‘feeling’ sorts of things as well as adding some practicality to the mix. Looking around one can generally see an example of the world at work that provides the inspiration that  for mental and physical satifaction. This raccoon doesn’t have his head down while clamming; who’s to say he’s not enjoying the sunrise just as much as I am? His company can provide companionship without the pressure to verbally communicate. It’s perfectly alright to ignore each other but take comfort in the presence of one another.  Once you start looking, and thinking, there are a plethora of ways to enjoy the time and place while providing food for later, or found objects for a project, or a stretch before greater exertion. One might even discover some more primitive, hunter-gatherer feelings still in existence and sense being closer to our beginnings than we realize. Would you rather rediscover those beginnings or march blindly past any sun rising opportunity at all?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

One thought on “Harvest at daybreak – work or play; or both…

  1. This all sounds like so much work. Why can we not just sit and lazy away the day. Since when do we need to run around? Or for the matter even walk. Stop making me so bitter by doingthings?

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