"Soon the spring will be here and the world around us will break out in added bounce. The old will find a new spring in their step and the romantic will walk lanes anew in search of old loves. If you want the opportunity to capture the magic waiting behind spring morning, then better arise early, for there is a freshness which only Nature could ever bottle and no man can distil.
Morning in spring is the best of all seasons in the making; the sun is warm and not yet uncomfortably hot, sweet vapours arise from the earth, and the night dew still clings to the glistening soil. And though the bees and worms are already at work as the woodland creatures slowly awake, the birds call to one another in sweet song as though humans do not exist. The birds worry not if their melody is out of tune with all around; they sing out their song for no other reason than they have a song to sing and a day before them to enjoy.
I have always found early morning to be the most forgiving of times. It is that part of the day when the worries of life can be more easily forgotten because morning knows a 'stillness' that the afternoon, evening or night cannot suspect.
Mankind needs to search for the presence of God, so that he can find self, and then find purpose to one's existence. And it is in the stillness of the morning that we best discover these things; they cannot be found in the noise and restlessness of the busy day.
If ever mankind was to hear the voice of God, it would be in the garden at the break of day. If ever a man or woman wanted to catch Nature disrobing and revealing all her splendour, it would be during early morning at the side of a stream, in the middle of a meadow, at the base of a mountain or perhaps hidden within the cup of a flower's stamen.
So when next you look at early morning and see it in all its glory, remember how good this is, because you will lose it at the end of your day." William Forde: February 9th, 2018.