Monday, March 16, 2009

Morning has broken

Morning has broken,




Like the first morning....





Blackbird has spoken,





...like the first bird.




Praise for the singing, praise for the morning



Praise for them springing fresh from the world.


Sung by Cat Stevens. Lyrics by Eleanor Farjean.

I wanted to share one of my glorious mornings I had this weekend with you.

26 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,that is so sweet.Lovely pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

How GLORIOUS, Shell!!! Lovely photos and song. You are a beautiful spirit. :D And soooo talented!!!

Hugs, JJ

Leedra said...

Is the snow melting? It looks like it in the 2nd photo.

Have you seen the Birds&Blooms Extra Jan 2009? It has a spread on Minnesota and one of large photos is of a loon with her babies riding on her back. I looked to see if you were the photographer.

Leedra’s Photos For Fun

Leedra’s Greeting Cards

Photography By Leedra

bennie and patsy said...

Beautiful ,love the photos and song. Thank you
Patsy

Kelly said...

...loved that post....your photos are beautiful and stringing them together to the song, wonderful! Rick and I had "Morning has Broken" played at our wedding ceremony (almost 21 years ago). It's one of my favorite songs. I had to get a bird into the ceremony somehow!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh---I get to see this great post again. WOW---thanks, Shelley.
Hugs,
Betsy

Natural Moments said...

I love that song sung by Cat Stevens. What a fun way to present your photos.

Lanny said...

Oh what a nice grouping. And the song to go with, all very nice, thank you for sharing.

Kallen305 said...

Another one here who loves the song and pictures! Great sunrise picture and love the deer!

Jayne said...

Beautiful Shelley... just beautiful. :c)

Tina said...

Gee, I haven't thought of Cat Stevens in a long time..I always like his songs and your pictorial version was very well done. You have such a wonderful artist eye! Very nice!!

BirdingMaine said...

Absolutely beautiful photos Shelley! Great song.

Birding In Maine

jalynn01 said...

Glorious I would say!!!! Loved it! What a sight to wake up to. You are so lucky.

Mary said...

Thanks for sharing all this loveliness! How beautiful and the song is so right!

Deborah Godin said...

I love that song, and you've beautifully illustrated it with your photos! Thanks for such a nice start to the day!!

Sharon said...

How wonderful. You've made my day again. Also I am still laughing about your previous post.Send the siskins to me. Sharon

Bird Girl said...

I was just singin' along and enjoying every picture! A glorious morning, indeed!

The Early Birder said...

Loved the sunrise followed by a glorious morning with song.
Just great Shelly. FAB

fishing guy said...

Shelly: What a fun post, love your tie into the photos.

Nick S said...

Lovely collection Shelley. I did a little jig to your music too :-)

Shellmo said...

Ruth - thank you!

JJ - These weren't my best photos - but I did feel inspired - thank you!!!

Leedra - Kind of melting. We are suppose to get more snow this weekend in the northern part. I let my birds & bloom lapse - need to renew. Mad I missed the loons!!

Benny & Patsy - thank you - one of my favorite songs.

kelly - what a great wedding song to have! Glad you were able to work the bird in - LOL!!

Betsy - I thought maybe it would be appropriate for all 3. Gosh I'm wishing I only had 1 blog now - lol! Too late!!

Natural - thank you! I was humming this song in my head while I was taking a drive around the area and then I realized it would be appropriate to go w/ the photos (though like I said above I don't think these photos were my best, but were certainly inspired.)

Lanny - glad you liked it. Any other song requests? wink, wink!!

Kallen - this deer was so far away -I wish I could've gotten closer. Thank you!

jayne - thank you so much!

Tina - thank you - I always like his songs too. Too bad he went off the deep end a little bit.

Birding Maine - thank you - I just love the words to this song!

Jalynn - it was one of the sunniest and warmest mornings we've had in the past several months! Finally! :)

Mary - I'm glad you thought the song was right too - I kept picturing it in my head before I did the post.

Deborah - thank you - I just love being outside and enjoying the day!

Sharon - thank you! I am sending all 30 of my pine siskins in a gift wrapped box to you! LOL!

Birdgirl - I've been singing all day right along with ya!!! :)

Early birder - thank you. I think nature is such a miracle to be appreciated.

Fishing guy - glad you enjoyed it! I know it wasn't a country song but I might have to dedicate one to you in the future....

Nick - please send us a photo of you doing that jig immediately! LOL!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh..I was singing along with the photos...great job....Michelle

Eve said...

Thank you Shelley, how nice! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Deb said...

What a fabulous post & photos Shelley.I love Morning has Broken sung by Cat Stevens - our Music teacher played it each morning before class when I was in Grade 9 :-)

Kathiesbirds said...

Shelly, this is a stunningly beautiful post and the photos go so well with the words!

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