Rare Gold: Early Morning Light

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

    janet

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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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