My mood was further lightened by looking out of the window to catch the last remnants of the sunrise, the sky momentarily a vivid orange, a hue only nature can conjure up.
But it was when I nipped out to my back garden office that a feeling of gratitude overwhelmed me and inspired me to share this blog entry with you all.
So, instead of spending my time on the tube educating myself by watching photography podcasts, I got writing:
With my mood having been risen by the sunrise, it was further elevated by hearing a mix of sounds that reminded me of one of the reasons I love to live where I do. Standing still in my garden for just a moment and the sound of birdsong filled the still morning air as the sun warmed the back of my legs, the magical sound of Enfield countryside bringing a smile to my face.
My smile widened when the birdsong was temporarily challenged by the low rattle and hum of a Picadilly line tube making its way from Oakwood. This reminded me of how great it was to be so close to the centre of the best city in the world and how proud I am to be a native Londoner, especially now. The contrast between the tube and the birdsong clashing beautifully to highlight the mix between town & country that makes Enfield the perfect place for me to live.
So, inspired by these factors, I took a few moments as I waited for my own bus to the tube to arrive to take a couple of iPhone shots to illustrate this blog.
Take a moment now and again to enjoy the things in your life that are great, the people, places, events or like me, just forces of nature. It costs nothing and its a great way to start your day.
p.s. I’d already written this when my day got even better! I was changing tubes at Finsbury Park when I bumped into Angela & Brock who’s wedding I had had a blast photographing earlier this month. I even had their wedding DVD in my bag ready to post, so I was able to thank them for being such fun to work with, and hand over their DVD. Life’s beautiful sometimes.