Mornings As a Writer

Since I moved to North Dakota (2015), mornings have become my favorite time of day.

Granted, I’ve always been a “morning person,” but never really used the early hours for reflection and writing until the past few years.

The sunrises here are gorgeous and breath-taking! Each morning when I wake, the first thing I do is not put on the coffee maker but take a peek out of my easternmost window for a glance at the radiant sky.

I’ve taken photos but none could do it justice. These below will give you an idea as to how beautiful mornings in the Northern Plains can be!

Photo by Rachel Coutermarsh
Photo by Bob Campbell
Photo by Hutch VNL
A Photo I took the other day

What about you? Are you a morning person? ๐Ÿ˜‰ If not, what’s the best time of day for you as a creative?


  1. I am so not a morning person! But, that said, I’ve had enough opportunities to see sunrises (reluctant though they were) to know that both sunrises and sunsets need room to run! We’ve lived in the mountains and on the prairies, and by far the most spectacular displays were on the prairies where the canvas is big and God can paint with broad exuberant strokes! Just as your beautiful photos show!

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  2. Strawberry’s a morning person,
    0530 is her life
    in a barky canine version
    that agrees not with the wife
    who dives beneath the still-warm sheets
    and in their comfort tries to hide,
    but in her semiconscious bleats,
    “You idiot, it’s DARK outside!”
    But Strawbs will not be shouted down
    (Mastiffs tend to get their way),
    and it’s I, the Morning Clown
    that takes Big Beast to meet the day
    and see for one more blessed time
    the predawn’s holy gegenschein.


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