Rare Gold: Early Morning Light


Shortly after obtaining my puppy Chules, we began training. Chules  is an America Eskimo dog, which is a breed known for ease of training, so I was eager to get started. True to his breed, things moved along quickly.


The first thing Chules trained me in was the absolute necessity of rising early in the morning and heading out for a daily walk before we did anything else. Anything. Like coffee, breakfast, waking up…


The reward in learning this trick was that I was often out and about during the morning “golden hour,” when lighting is said to be ideal for outdoor photography. Not that I really knew how to capitalize on the opportunity, but I did get some photos during our walks that I was rather pleased with.


Now that Chules is older, training is less intense, and we sleep in a bit longer. I rarely catch the golden hour anymore, and a part of me misses it. But not the part of me that likes to drink coffee and have an unrushed breakfast in the morning.


That part of me continues to defy training. As does Chules. I don’t mind, though, because to me, Chules is more precious than gold.


The Daily Post weekly photo challenge: Rare

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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25 Responses to Rare Gold: Early Morning Light

  1. It’s wonderful how our animal companions train us in ways we don’t even realize we need.

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  2. Lovely pictures and very nice story. Since I am not a morning person I love that other’s take and share their morning pics. Best of both worlds for me. So I thank you.

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  3. Emissary says:

    Beautiful pictures…I might even start getting up and out earlier so I can capture some too 🙂

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  4. JB West says:

    Love your pictures, including the one of your beautiful dog!

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  5. I’m a morning person, Maggie, so I recognize and enjoy the light in your shots. 🙂 Lovely dog.


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  6. colonialist says:

    Chules doesn’t seem to have kept you in training as well as he might have?
    He would probably give me up in disgust. I am not a morning person. Although … with incentive from such a stunning companion, who knows?

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  7. White gold does happen to be more more expensive tan gold by I assume jewels I mean Chules is priceless!

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  8. Nice take on the challenge 🙂

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