Don't hate me because I am a morning person!

How do I love you mornings? Let me count the ways. The first is – drumroll – you guessed it as it can only be summed up in one word, right?  You got it: coffee. Yep, I love, love, love that first cup of the day! 

Coffee happens to be my other half and it conveniently goes hand in hand with mornings. You morning people know exactly what I am talking about. I love being the first awake in the quiet still of the dawn with my hot morning brew of java! It is such a calming and hypnotic way to start off my day. It is my time to gather my thoughts and think of how my day will unfold.

What was different about this morning, as my schedule gets extremely busy going into fall, I just wanted to walk our unique town and see what I could find but from a different perspective. Yeah, mornings do this to me, I get crazy notions in my head! It also inspires me to be a better photographer, look at things I have seen a bazillion times and see what new spin I can put on it.

So off with my furry kid (dog) and camera I went. And with no regrets. This morning was a bit foggy with the sun cutting through sky. Much like some of the European towns I have visited. The quiet streets with just a few workers out saying hello, a couple of tourists enjoying the sites before everyone else, a street musician and me with my dog and camera.

I felt alive, motivated and inspired. I wanted to capture whatever caught my fancy.  And I did.  After 2 1/2 hours of just meandering the winding streets of Eureka, the hidden pathways, the crooked steps, I felt refreshed and ready to go again. 

Here are a few of my favs from this morning. I hope you find your perfect time of day and take the time to appreciate and enjoy YOU, you deserve it.  Until we meet again…..

Bonne journée mon ami!