Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Wednesday Vignette: A golden sunrise

My cat, Pipig, hasn't adjusted to standard time.  She's up early and, when she wants her breakfast, she can be very persistent.  She jumps on the bed, sits on my pillow, and licks my face until I either get up or pull the sheet over my head.  Monday morning, I gave in and got up, arriving in the kitchen as the sun was rising over the harbor.  Ignoring Pipig and her breakfast demands, I grabbed my camera and clicked a series of shots of the sunrise.





I decided to use these photos as my post for the Wednesday Vignette meme hosted by Anna of Flutter & Hum even though I posted another sunrise shot barely 2 months ago.  Although both featured harbor views, the color of the light was dramatically different.

The photo on the left was taken on September 1st.  The photo on the right was taken on November 9th, angled slightly further south to show the entrance to the Los Angeles harbor, which is called Angel's Gate.


As for Pipig, she follows a predictable routine.  After breakfast, she harasses me until I take her out for her daily romp.  I usually give her 5 to 10 minutes outside under loose supervision to investigate, stalk lizards, and chew on the ornamental grass - unless she manages to slip out of my sight, in which case it can take me another 20 minutes to round her up.  Then she goes down for her nap, which generally runs until about 5pm, when she starts hollering for her dinner.

Curled up in her own bed in mid-afternoon, I called her name several times before she deigned to raise her head an inch to face in my general direction


For more Wednesday Vignettes, visit Anna at Flutter & Hum.


All material © 2012-2015 by Kris Peterson for Late to the Garden Party

24 comments:

  1. Aw, Pipig is adorable! I love her brown nose. And today's shots of the sunrise are beautiful. If I had your view, I'd post lots of pictures of it too.

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    1. To be honest, I spend very little time looking at the view but the sunrises (when I'm up and about early enough to see them) and the sunsets can be gorgeous when there are clouds to frame them.

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  2. Thanks for making Pipig wait for her breakfast. Those sunrise shots are gorgeous. And Pipig is a beautiful friend.

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    1. Pipig protests such delays on delivery of her meals - loudly!

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    1. My husband would probably offer to give her to you but I'm afraid I'm very fond of her, even if she does have a licking fetish.

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  4. Such a beautiful view of the sunrise, I think I would be up before the kitty to watch for it.

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    1. If only Pipig could distinguish mornings with promising sunrises from ordinary mornings. Unfortunately, all morning means to her is breakfast!

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  5. Wow, these are stunning photos. My god, what I wouldn't give for a view!

    Anyway, our dog had the hardest time with the time change this year. She wanted to be fed at 3pm!!!! Luckily, it's gotten a bit better this week.

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    1. The view is what every visitor reacts to first but I don't process it much when I'm working in the garden. For me, it was a bonus that came with the garden.

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  6. Oh my! What an amazing sunrise! My cats have not adjusted to the time change either. It's really cramping my snoozing. Pipig is a beautiful kitty cat :)

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    1. I keep hoping that pushing out both Pipig's dinner and breakfast schedules will shift her internal clock but, so far anyway, such is not the case.

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  7. Gorgeous sunrise! And Pipig is a treasure - absolutely adorable! Funny, our cat has seemingly adjusted better to this daylight savings nonsense than his humans have, I'm afraid.

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    1. I always adjust to the return to standard time better than the "spring forward" jump to daylight savings time but this year Pipig is making even this time change difficult.

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  8. That's such a gorgeous view! And you were able to wake up enough to photograph it, too, which is more than I manage when the dog gets me up too early... It sounds like Pipig knows just what she wants out of life :)

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    1. btw, thanks for the AMWUA link, I'm checking into it :)

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    2. I hope the link is helpful, Amy.

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  9. Piping is a smart kitty! Lila seems to have adjusted just fine, in fact this may have been our easiest time change yet.

    I grew up with a similar view as far as distance and open sky, sadly no water, but still it was a treat to have all that wide open out in front of us. I miss it sometimes, thanks for the beautiful golden hues.

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    1. Our view is more industrial than I'd like if I'd had my druthers but views of the open ocean on the other side of the peninsula were beyond the stretch of our pocketbook. Still, the nighttime view is pretty dramatic and the view of Independence Day fireworks is fabulous.

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  10. Sunsets and sunrises are so beautiful especially when you catch sight of them unexpectedly.

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    1. In my case, Christina, the sunrises are almost always caught unexpectedly.

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  11. Thank you, Piping, for tolerating your mom's tardiness in preparing your breakfast so that she could share these beautiful pictures. You're lucky to have such a spectacular view! I would comment on how gorgeous you are, but kitties seem to know that already.

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    1. Pipig thanks you for your appreciation. However, as queen of the household, she believes mom should get up before the sun rises so there would be no need for a picture-taking delay in getting her breakfast.

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  12. What a adorable kitty! And those sunset photos are breathtaking; like a little vision of Heaven!

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