Morning’s Arrival

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Another sunrise stirring

Playful sunbeams wakening

Night’s peaceful slumber fading

Nature’s gift deserves praising

 

Quiet, gentle breeze breathing

Summer’s garden rejoicing

Big sky’s blue hues revealing

Nature’s paradise smiling

 

Time searches, never pausing

Mysteries for exploring

Future chapters inviting

Nature’s narrative writing

 

Landscape’s tune humming

Joy dances, everlasting

Morning flows with each painting

Nature’s canvas, spellbinding

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Warren Wiersbe Quote

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Surrender your mind to the Lord at the beginning of each day.

From Isaiah 50:4:  “The Lord God has given me a trained tongue, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.  Morning by morning He wakens, wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught.”

Morning Sanctuary

Chestnut Ridge Metro Park offers an inviting morning trail, framed by a forest of trees.

Another morning walk

Nature’s invitation

Waiting sanctuary

Metro Park’s elation

 

Whether walking the Ridge

Or exploring the Woods

Life always tastes better

Forest feels like Sherwood’s

 

Courtly summer flowers

Moving with gentle breeze

Collection of colors

Inviting honeybees

 

Majestic trees shadow

Fertile landscape beneath

Time desires to stand still

Yet stirring underneath

 

Creation’s design breathes

Filling with fresh, new life

Tender, young trees sprouting

Praising newborn wildlife

 

A canopy of tall trees shades the trail below at Walnut Woods Metro Park.

Two of my most favorite places to walk in the early morning are found about 10 minutes from my home.  Central Ohio is blessed with many scenic metro parks, and two of the best are Chestnut Ridge and Walnut Woods.

Sky’s Brilliance Singing

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Early morning sun

Humility waits

Below horizon

Eager to orchestrate

 

Sky slowly wakens

Teasing rays of light

Distinct colors spread

Announcing day’s flight

 

Another lift-off

Daytime hours flowing

Sky’s brilliance singing

Harmony glowing

 

Dusk now approaches

Sunlight’s ending song

Final color show

Evening light’s swansong

 

Curtain slowly falls

Sun trading for night

Along horizon

Day’s final brake light

 

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Nature’s Creation (Haiku Series #185)

All of these morning photographs were taken at two different Metro Parks (Walnut Woods and Chestnut Ridge) in central Ohio, not far from my home.  I frequently walk both of these areas.

Day Begins

Morning awakens

Creation’s treasures stirring—

Lord above smiling

Another spring day awakens along Walnut Creek.

Lasting Gifts

Season to season

Witnessing every change—

Praise God’s masterpiece

Autumn’s masterpiece of colors is captured at Chestnut Ridge.

Divine Artistry

Nature never rests

Flora and fauna’s beauty—

Creator molding

Summer’s beauty fills a hilltop garden while a solitary deer grazes.

Morning’s Bliss

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Waking up early

Thick darkness greets thee

Quiet time invites

Tranquility’s seas

 

Hearing rain’s cascade

Rhythm bringing ease

Daylight holding back

Morning’s bliss shall please

 

Steaming toward light

Music in background

Thoughts wander, carefree

Life’s train now homebound

 

Arriving on time

Memories retrieved

Harvest of warm hearts

Life’s journey achieved

   

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Morning’s Disruption

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Cloudy, overcast sky

Hiding morning’s sunshine

Waiting with her reply

Nature’s latest headline

 

Forecast calling for rain

Arriving right on time

Watering farmers’ grain

Nature’s unchanging rhyme

 

Lightning crackling with fire

Sparking thunderous clouds

Hearing heavenly choir

Nature’s clamorous crowds

 

Peace returning to earth

Singing with calm voices

Anchoring at her berth

Nature’s sun rejoices

 

Disruption retreating

Clearing sky welcomed back

Sketching springtime’s greeting

Nature’s morning on track

  

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Lasting Impressions (Haiku Series #176)

New Day

Morning’s warmth arrives

Night’s darkness evaporates—

Brilliant sunrise greets

Sunrise greets Maryland’s Choptank River.

Wrong Address

Spring’s mixed-up signals

Heavy snow covers landscape—

Misguided showers

Snow blankets central Ohio.

Endless Harmony

Nature’s precious gifts

Infinite diversity—

Unified as one

Spring flowers meet fresh shoots of grass.

Morning’s Delight

Central Ohio’s Walnut Woods Metro Park is located a short drive from my home.  I frequently walk the park, and a recent one inspires this poem.  Enjoy these photos taken back in April, 2019.

Sunrise greets another morning walk.

Alarm clock spurring

Nature park invites

Sweet song birds stirring

This morning’s delight

 

Sunrise opens sky

Clouds sliding away

Welcomes this Buckeye

Creation’s ballet

 

Quiet moments smile

Spirit walks each trail

Partner with each mile

Fresh air to inhale

 

Life’s cherished highlights

Blessed start to day

Nature’s revered sights

Moments filled with play

 

Joyful heart, rejoice

Walk comes to its end

Creation’s brisk voice

Morning’s steady friend

Tranquil spring morning along Walnut Creek.

Saturday’s Bliss

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Alarm clock sleeping in

Saturday morning waits

Lazy minutes calling

Extra coffee’s first mate

 

Day’s blessed, empty page

Life’s agenda on pause

Batteries recharging

Kicking back, just because

 

Quiet morning moments

Coffee’s second cup smiles

Never stuck in traffic

Saturday’s endless miles

 

This truly special day

Sharing its own sunshine

Life’s gray clouds chased away

Loving each hour, so fine

 

Each week’s favorite time

Carefree pace never shifts

Energized spirit sings

Saturday shares its gifts

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