Monday, September 20, 2010

The magic hour

{End-of-world feeling from "Days of Heaven," see young Richard Gere?}
Hope your weekend was great! I've been trying to get an earlier start these days, and you know what? Being up at the magic hour is nice in a super-quiet, end-of-the-world way -- barely a soul is stirring!
~ Wishing you a magical week ahead! ~

(Image via Sarahnomics.)

33 comments:

justine said...

yay! glad you tried it, it's a beautiful time of the day. Love your picture and I do love a bit of Richard Gere = watched him in runaway bride for the zillionth time the other day, he is a man I could watch the sunrise with

K and S said...

have a great week!

Jess said...

I have to say I love getting an early start some days. Its nice to tick a few things of the to-do list or even just have a longer than normal breakfast :)

Nicole said...

Isn't it?! I love mornings too! It's just so peaceful!

Bombay Beauty said...

A lovely start to the day. I start pretty early usually. But since I get straight to work at my computer what I find magical is actually being on the streets at that time. In London I used to talk to the office around 6.30 am or so. I enjoyed that 40 min walk -- it woke up my mind and would arrive at the office ready to work... xo bb

daily mix LA said...

so true! you are able to be so productive! have a great week!

Jeanette said...

Dawn is my favorite time of day - so much gets done. I don't like those days when I sleep until like 7:00 (rare). The sunrise is so full of promise. Happy week to you too.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Early starts are great! I wish I would make myself do it more often :)

Happy Monday, sweetie. Hope u have a fabulous day! xoox

Stacey said...

I love early starts(when i decide to have them), instead of the jarring wake up that i receive from baby Z:-). I love Richard Gere; he's hot! Happy Monday! xx

kirstyb said...

i hate mornings with a passion xx

Annie said...

nothing like getting up with the sun... I don't do it often, but always love it when I do, especially when I was camping..:)
Have a wonderful week!

Cat said...

Getting up early is so very hard but you are right...it is rewarding to enjoy those peaceful, still moments that only the early hours of the morning can bring! xo Cat

Jude said...

Justine - I may not be able to keep it up :) But it sure does feel good to be up earlier! Haha, Richard Gere is rather fun to watch indeed!
Kat - you too! Sounds like your wkd was fab as well :)
Jess - I love that, the perfect reason to get up early!
Nicole - I'm totally getting more into it!
BB - how lovely, such a wonderful description of an early start in London (all the more reason I need to try doing early mornings more :))!
Daily Mix - the trick is keeping it up! Hope your week is fab too!
Jeanette - I know the feeling of sleeping too late, though I wish I were more a morning person than I am! It's a lovely feel to be up so early :)
Dawn - I wish I could make myself do it more too! (Well, I'm trying ;)) Happy week to you as well!
Stacey - aw, I'm getting a visualization of Baby Z waking you! (So cute, despite the jarring :)) Haha, I'd happily watch Richard Gere for hours! :)
Kirsty - haha, I'm the same but (desperately) trying to change ;)
Annie - ooh, how lovely with the early mornings while camping :) All the more reason to do it on any old day (though I need to make an effort!)
Cat - I'm not a big morning person either! It's a real effort, but more rewarding that I ever expected :)

Rosie said...

Congrats for getting up early! I keep trying ever since I admire Justine's early hour photos... - trying being the magic word! ;-)
And a beautiful photo to make getting up early even more rewarding (Richard Gere!) :-)

lisa said...

This is really one of the best times to be out with a camera. At sunset is also great, but I find there is far less activity first thing in the morning, and i like that!!

This is a great shot!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I love waking up early! Especially when I don't need to go to work and just do it for myself haha

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

I love to get up early- before the rest of the house.

Mary R said...

Early morning is my favorite time of day! I love the feeling of all the possibilities. I feel so centered and the air is usually cool and relaxing.

I so wish I could maintain that same feeling for just a few more hours...

Punctuation Mark said...

this is just really nice... have a nice week!!!

Ashley said...

I like this time. Sometimes the only time I like to run. :)

Style, She Wrote said...

Have a great week as well!!

Danielle Barbe said...

i agree.. although, not gonna lie, waking up so early is pretty damn tough to get used to at first.

it seems to be when i get the most work done (plus, i love reading blogs and having my coffee while my dogs lay around!).

Meghan said...

I hope you have a magical week too!! :)

abigail said...

I woke up at 4:30 the other day, couldn't fall back asleep and decided to get up for the day.
by around 11am I had gotten more done than I do in most full days.
It's magic!

Fabíola Beltrão said...

omg
the magic hour...

perfect

FASHION DOOHICKEy said...

Not that much of a morning person but I get your sentiments. ;) Have a magical! magical! Weekend ahead of you too Jude! :)

Jude said...

Rosie - "trying" is my magical word too! (And I agree, Richard Gere probably helps :))
Lisa - I love that - how there's less activity out in the AM, further inspiration to just get out!
Julia - oh, I really like that idea of just getting up for yourself (so inspiring, I think I'll try to think that way from now on :))
Ren - so lovely that you get up early before the household, must be the most peaceful thing!
Mary - I know what you mean! Too bad that early-morning feeling doesn't last beyond it!
Punctuation Mark - thanks & you too! Have a lovely one! :)
Ashley - I love that, running early. I haven't done it in years, but I agree it's a great time to do so!
Style, She Wrote - thanks & you guys as well! :)
Danielle - that's a lovely time to read blogs too, just catch up on things :) Thanks so much for dropping by!
Meghan - thanks and hope your's is going well!!
Abigail - haha, I love when that happens, like a happy accident :)
Fabiola - thanks! :)
Fashion Doohickey - thanks so much! You too! :)

If Jane said...

what a great film...entirely shot at magic hour! ;))

Oh, My Darling said...

What a gorgeous picture!

Elle Sees said...

i love when you leave for a trip really early and it's as if you're the only souls on the road. everything is so quiet and lovely.

Jude said...

If Jane - I love that about the movie too!
Melissa - aw, thanks so much!
Elle Sees - I love that! A beautiful feeling :)

Anonymous said...

Good Afternoon

Can I link to this post please?

Jude said...

Yes, you may link to this post, thanks for asking.

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