Posted by: scrabblequeen | September 14, 2009

Morning Has Broken

The world is beautiful this morning. The rain of last night has washed away much of the dirt and dust that has built up over the long, hot months since the last rain fell. The sun is shining, the sound of the drip, drip, drip from the rain gutter is either soothing or annoying, depending on perspective, and the temperature is down!
morning glories
The morning glories are living up to their name.
There were raindrops on the roses, but I shook them off to avoid mildew…so you get raindrops on gladiola leaves instead.
pooled water
The geraniums have lots of water pooled on their leaves. The birds and bugs will be bathing and drinking well today.
happy basil
And, my basil is happy again. The cooler temps and fewer pests are allowing for a re-surgance in the herb pot. The cylantro didn’t make it….but basil is good for all those cooler weather dishes I am so eager to begin cooking again. I wish I believed autumn was really here, but I know better. The weather people say we’ll be back in the mid-to-upper 90’s in just a few days. Sigh.

I hope got you singing the old Cat Steven’s song that has been running through my head this morning.

Morning Has Broken Lyrics
(A Traditional Song, Lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon*)

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day



  1. Beautiful. Love the raindrop photos and the words to this song. I was singing along :0)

  2. Beautiful photos! Aren’t morning glorys the best? I love them!

  3. Love that song. Beautiful photos. I think we get rain tomorrow through… several days.

  4. I loved Cat Stevens’ rendition of this song. Then he went and renounced America, and that kind of spoiled his work for me. Love your flowers; we had rain all last week, 2 days reprieve and more rain scheduled for the rest of this week. I’ll take some of your warm temperatures!

  5. The title of your post just drew me in to see how you would use such a great song and write about it in your daily life. So so wonderful! The morning glories are gorgeous!

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