1 Day 1 World Project: 5:00 am – 6:00 am

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We’ve reached the daylight  hours again, I’m feeling more like myself and Ryan is home from his late summer week with my parents.  Put all these events together and it means another trip to the beach!  This time John stayed home to get ready for an early morning at work but Ryan and I had our comfy clothes and morning beverages ready to go when the alarm went off at 5:30 am.  It is still pretty dark at this early hour but by 5:55 am the sun cleared the eastern hills and light began to shine on the water.  We spent the next half hour watching the light change while commuters boarded their ferries and trains knowing we could postpone our own morning activities for just a little while longer.

If you have a photo or story to share about your 5:00 am hour I’d love to see it!   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 5:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, September 6th and a new post for the 6:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, September 7th.

For more 5:00 am views from around the world please click the links below:

We Live In A Flat

Taking A Deep Breath

Margaret-Rose Stringer

Around and About The Pacific Northwest

Travel Theme: Edge

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There are several reasons I chose this photo for Alisa’s travel theme “Edge” but my favorite element is the line of Gulls patiently waiting their turn to stretch their wings and fly away.

iPhoneography Monday: 8-25-14

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I snapped this cute little bunny enjoying an afternoon snack outside the Lopez Islander Marina during our visit last month.  Rabbits are everywhere in the San Juan Islands today even though they are a favorite attraction for the tourists the critters aren’t native to the area and are seen as pests by the local farmers.  The first rabbits were brought to Smith Island around 1900 by a light house keeper hoping to supplement his  income with meat sales to the Seattle area but when the next keeper arrived he wasn’t interested in keeping up the small business and let them roam free.  No one is sure how they traveled between islands but today they can be seen wherever grass and food are available.

Posted as part of Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge:  Animals.

1 Day 1 World Project: 4:00 am – 5:00 am

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I guess a series of 24 posts coming together exactly as planned was too much to hope for and I should really be feeling lucky I’ve made it through the first 16 hours without anything going seriously wrong but I can’t help but be a little frustrated by this one… Maybe it serves me right for thinking we were through the hardest part.

The past few weeks of late night posts have been fun because I knew we could go back to bed for a quick nap before starting the day but this week I thought it would be best to just stay up and keep moving.  Since I can’t think of getting up for real without a big cup of coffee one of the thirty Starbucks in town seemed like the perfect place for an early morning photo. A quick internet search found several that open at 4:30 am so the plan was to get up Thursday morning for a Venti Latte and a few photos before heading home for an early workout and a great start to the day. Unfortunately a stomach bug kept me hiding under the covers until well after 4:30 and when Friday came and went I still didn’t feel well enough to even think of coffee let alone get up early so by Saturday morning the pressure was on.  I set the early alarm one more time and at 4:20 John and I set out in search of hot coffee and blueberry scones only to find a locked front door instead of a warm coffee shop waiting for us.  Yes, they open at 4:30 Monday – Friday but it looks like Saturday is for sleeping in and they don’t open until 5:00 am.

I took one blurry photo of the closed drive through lane and blame my lack of caffeine for the out of focus sign.  Feeling sorry for ourselves, I took another photo of our empty Starbucks cups once we got home.

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I hope your early morning hours were happier than mine this week and if you have a photo or story to share about your 4:00 am hour I’d love to see it.   Please tag your post 1 Day 1 World Project for easy reader searches and/or link your post in a comment below so we can all enjoy the view. Together we’ll build a virtual 24 hour day filled with images from around the world.

If you’re new to the 1 Day 1 World Project please take a look at my introductory post here.  This 4:00 am post will remain open for submissions until the end of Saturday, August 30th and a new post for the 5:00 am hour will open for entries Sunday, August 31st.

To see more 4:00 am views from around the world take a look below:

H The Blog

Margaret-Rose Stringer

The Ad Dad

My Life Lived Full

Firebonnet

Trina’s North Germany

Behind The Willows

We Live In A Flat