Rising early this morning, I was rewarded with an ephemeral surprise. No sooner had I taken two photos – one of the northwest sky and another of the southeast, both with marvellous peach and salmon clouds – than all turned dull and grey. It took less than 5 minutes for the brilliant sunrise to be extinguished. And soon after, snow fell and that was that.
I was fortunate to have witnessed it at all. Five more minutes of a sleep-in, and I would’ve woken to snow. I feel very thankful and, as well, rather pleased with myself for having had a momentary glimpse of today’s superb sunrise.
It is indeed the early bird that gets the worm, as they say. But if I were a worm, perhaps I would rather be a late riser and not get eaten by the early bird :-). However a worm shouldn’t rise too late either. It has to judiciously time its rising. From my observation of the birds that come to feed in my back garden, there is a certain schedule that they follow. They come and breakfast (depending on species) between 7 and 9. Then the odd nosher may come for “elevenses,” but most come by between 12 and 2 pm. A few will come for “tea” (ha ha!) starting around 3 pm, with a few late merienda (Tagalog for “snack”) eaters flying by until 5 pm. The birds rarely come for dinner :-).
Today’s snow didn’t last long, and whatever fell has now melted.