The beauty of an early morning

I was recently asked to take part in the #EarlyBirdChallenge, in association with Free Office Finder. Now, those of you who know me well are probably laughing right about now – early mornings are SO not my thing. But having said that, when I am forced out of bed early, either by a child, a holiday, a trip or am early train, I can appreciate the beauty of the early hours.

One of the most beautiful things about an early morning is how it looks. It doesn’t really matter what the weather is like, each season offers something. Spring has crisp, sharp mornings. Summer has soft sunrises and bold colours. Autumn has misty mornings and crunchy leaves. Winter brings pure white frostiness.

Some of my favourite pictures were taken during early morning strolls on holiday in Wales and Cornwall, or at home in Devon. Now, I can’t take the credit for most of theses – that goes to my husband over at Fever Pix photography, but they really sum up mornings for me. Peace, tranquility and something unspoilt. Before the world comes clattering in, before the wheels of cars and trains and buses start turning, before people start rushing to school and work and the shops. Just the world and you, before all that. 

Early morning photography

This photo is so peaceful – the early morning light reflecting off of the quiet sea, the empty pebble beach, the endless horizon.

Early morning photography

This is one of my all time favourites. A quiet lake in Wales, no one about but the fishermen, and the gorgeous light creeping down over the mountains.

Early morning photography

One of our most popular images, this is Berry Head in Brixham. The height of summer, a beautiful, secluded spot of coastline and so many colours in the sea.

So while I would never describe myself as a morning person, that doesn’t mean that I can’t appreciate the beauty of being an early bird. There are some things that just aren’t the same at any other time of day, and there is no other time that is so peaceful, so tranquil and so stunning, especially near the sea.

Do you love mornings, or are you a bit of a night owl? Is there something magical about the early hours of the day for you – have you ever seen something special that took your breath away?

*This post is written in association with Free Office Finders, as part of the #EarlyBirdChallenge campaign. *



  1. October 20, 2014 / 10:56 am

    I’m a night owl but it’s so nice to be on your own early in the morning in such beautiful and tranquil spots like the ones you have photographed.
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  2. October 20, 2014 / 6:34 pm

    Lovely photos, it is nice to be at beauty spots early before *people* arrive 🙂 I’m doing the challenge too, really wished I’d picked a time of year when the early mornings aren’t quite so dreary and drizzly!
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  3. October 21, 2014 / 4:18 pm

    I don’t care how pretty mornings are, I would rather be in bed! x

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