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Dawn on the horizon


Been up since 4am with my   dog who has lost the art of sleeping. Trying to let everyone else sleep I got up with him. Decided I could look at this early start either

A) Negatively and get angry I have had little sleep or

B) Positively and use the time watching the pitch black sky spattered with twinkling stars begin to turn into a softly lit dawn that soon will casts slithers of light into my family room while catching up with some ‘ME’ time.

I chose B .

Outside gentle bird songs ( and not so gentle kookaburra calls) are the background chorus. I would have missed all this had I been sleeping. Mind you I might not be so philosophical later this afternoon when fatigue sets in hahaha.

So as pup now sleeps snoring softly , the black sky is now an orange horizon with very pale blue rising upwards I have had a quiet time reading and exploring photo scrap booking apps. I’ll show you one I made in this post.

I had some time to read through some writing challenge blogs I follow.

This weekend on the trifecta writing site the challenge was to create a HAIKU poem. A haiku is an unrhymed 17 syllable poem of Japanese origin. It usually has a seasonal reference.The structure is:

line 1 – 5 syllables
line 2 – 7 syllables
line 3 – 5 syllables .


Icy chills give way
To subtle warmth , vibrant hues
No more barren twigs

I used the app SNAP COLLAGE to create an illustration using my own images.

Have a wonderful day 🙂



Author: Travelling Macs

A mum to 2 grown up children who always make me proud, a wife and a full time school teacher. I love eating great food but am not motivated to cook. Love traveling around this great country in which I live. Often found traveling with my husband Brian. I write for pleasure and if it's read (and enjoyed) by others then that's a bonus! 2014 saw me begin the 'new' me. Working hard at leaving the fear of 'what if' behind and replacing it with YOLO adventures. :)

26 thoughts on “Dawn on the horizon

  1. Love the collage ! However I bet you are not so chirpy around mid afternoon ! Naughty dog!

  2. I love the haiku poem! An occasional 4am start is acceptable, but I do hope your doggie finds his sleep friend very quickly:). Looking forward to seeing you soon 🙂

    • I’m thinking ( hoping lol) that his sleep routine will return now my son is home. With us looking after him all his routines were altered. Mornings are nice but 4 am is not a part of the morning I want to see too often haha. :))

  3. Love this one!!!! Yay yay

  4. A lovely way to find the positive in what could have been an annoying situation.

  5. Beautiful haiku! Spring always seems to come just in time…just when we think we can’t take another day of winter. I love the new growth that comes with spring.

  6. Thanks Jannawrites. Spring is special. To me it holds the promise of new beginnings and fresh starts . Here in Australia the east coast has had a very abnormally cold (or so it seems) winter. Tomorrow is the start of the new beginnings – least it is season wise. 🙂

  7. Love the Spring poem…but I’m still puzzling over ‘what ever happened to winter?’ I’ve still got new jumpers I haven’t worn yet. You also grabbed my attention with the scrapbook app. 🙂

  8. Ahh very nice post… and so fresh to hear that spring is elsewhere when fall falls upon us

  9. Late nights always seem to bring with them creativity and eternal visions….of course, these visions are supposed to be the ones you get while dreaming, but hey, they worked here. A very thoughtful and creative night-time haiku!

  10. Thanks Shawn. I like your idea that the early hours creativity is the dreams of our slumber. 🙂

  11. Positivity from negativity – excellent!

  12. We’re very glad your dog knew the precise time to inspire you! Excellent work. Thank you for linking up!

  13. Felt the hope of Spring and regrowth in this piece

  14. Absolutely adore that last line of yours!

  15. Thanks for reading my haiku attempt and your encouraging comment 🙂

  16. Early mornings are wonderful in spring

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