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Early Wednesday Morning

Last night just after I turned out my light, I said to Adventure Man “don’t you love these cold winter evenings?” We had turned the A/C down a notch back when we had all that humidity, and I hadn’t turned it back up, so it feels refreshingly cool. Adventure Man, on the other hand, has his flannel nightshirt on; I was born in the cold winter of Alaska, and he was born in the heat of summer in the hot south. I love sleeping cold, he needs more covers.

Somehow, all these years, we’ve made it work.

I woke up early this morning, not jet lagging or anything, just rested and ready to start the day. It was five. I got my coffee and went out on the balcony – and it was wonderful! It was probably about 68°F – maybe about 20°C – and there was a slight wind blowing and it ALMOST chilly.

The sky was clear, and a deep cerulean blue, and you could see so many stars. Sunrise was still an hour away, but you could see a dim light beginning on the horizon. Oh wow. I love to start the day this way.

Miles to go before I sleep, so need to get through the morning business so I can get on with assorted projects. With this discernible change in the weather, with Kuwait entering the loveliest time of the year, I feel good about being out and about today.

Early dawn – sorry, I jiggled a little so the star isn’t so sharp

The sun has moved far to the south!

October 24, 2007 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Kuwait, Photos, Weather


  1. Dawn is my favorite time of the day, when I know I can enjoy the sunrise and head back to bed 🙂

    Lovely pics

    Comment by Elijah | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  2. Beautiful, it really is amazing at the break of dawn.

    Comment by N. | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  3. On my way to my car this morning I was thinking the weather is stunning mashalla. The second photo is gorgeous and looks like it was taken on board a ship or right at the beach.

    Comment by 1001 Kuwaiti Nights | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  4. I was up at five this morning, too – couldn’t sleep any longer!

    But I don’t have the beautiful sea view that you do 🙂

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  5. I love the sun…. I need to start waking up earlier to enjoy it more…

    Comment by chikaP | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  6. Nice pictures , you love next to the sea?!

    Comment by Blue Dress | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  7. Did you manage to see the meteor shower a couple of nights ago? I stood out there at the appointed time and stared east until my eyes dribbled out of my luck. Too much atmospheric garbage in this country. :/

    Comment by Я | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  8. Thought the star was a helicopter 😉

    And yes, I love that time of day, especially now when it’s really nice and cool.
    I walk the dogs almost every morning at that time at “our” beach, let them swim and get a bit wet myself – nice 🙂

    I start to feel alive again, after being inside for the last three months, yack 😉

    Comment by rainmountain | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  9. Gosh! I should make a habit to get up so early in the morning before October is over!

    Comment by Joel Robinson | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  10. How breathtaking!

    Comment by kinano | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  11. And head back to bed??!! Elijah!!!

    N. – It was a sweet morning!

    1001 – Great minds running in the same direction 🙂 It was GLORIOUS!

    Little Diamond – but you CAN have the view (hint!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  12. ChikaP – Sunny and COOL! Ya gotta love it!

    Yes, Blue Dress, I love next to the sea, and I live next to the sea, too! 😉

    R, I didn’t see the meteorite shower, and we were looking, but this morning, oh, the sky was clear! You could see forever! It was a magical morning.

    Rainmountain – LLLOOOOLLLLLL!! It does look like a helicopter! My hand jiggled; it was a bright star.

    Joel – I think you won’t have to get up too early – sunrise is getting later and later!

    Kinan – I thought of you. I know how much you love the sunrise. Where are your Damascus photos?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  13. Beautiful! 🙂

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | October 24, 2007 | Reply

  14. Thanks, Mac. Are you taking any photos these days?

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 25, 2007 | Reply

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