Blue Time Morning

It would appear that I’ve become a morning person.  After years of work and getting kids to school, I’ve become accustomed to getting up before the sun.  Sometimes it’s only thirty minutes before the kids are up and moving but regardless it’s a chance to enjoy a little quiet and, as the year progresses, some blue time.  Blue time is those few moments just before sunrise where the world around you is covered in blue light.   A perfect time to stand quietly, sip a cup of coffee or tea, listen to bird song if its warm enough, and take in the day before you.

I remember first discovering it years ago while camping and staying up all night.  I felt it was one of the most amazing and spiritual times of the day.  I still do.   If your schedule allows, take five minutes and make a date with blue time.  It’s one of Nature’s best rechargers.

I snapped this just this morning as I enjoyed a nearly perfect Spring blue time.


In time with Earth Day, The New York Times has posted a very good article about why we need Nature.  The Way We Live Now : Natural Happiness.

“There is a considerable mismatch between the world in which our minds evolved and our current existence. Our species has spent almost all of its existence on the African savanna. While there is debate over the details, we know for sure that our minds were not adapted to cope with a world of billions of people.”

It’s a very good reminder about evolution, who we are as a species, and that no matter how hard we try to reproduce Mother Nature, it’s absolutley nothing when compared to the real thing.

Happy Earth Day everyone.


Posted on April 22, 2009, in Nature. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really liked your blog it will open many folks eyes on this subject. Very well written and will be looking forward to reading more in the future.

  2. *that* is the most perfect photo capture of blue time i’ve *EVER* seen. thanks for sharing it!!

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