Morning magic


The ball that was retrieved in the middle of the night has been in play for some time. The dog having woken me at two, decided to wake me again at five. The low growling and quiet woofs were obviously designed to inform me that the flat was under attack … in this case, probably by a rabbit or a moth or some such dastardly creature.

Now, the trouble with five o’clock is that by the time you are up and awake enough to realise it is too early, you are awake enough to realise it is too late to go back to bed. The stars were amazing, the sky crystal clear, so we compromised and went for a walk instead.

By the time we got back, the first blush of colour was touching the horizon. The roads were still quiet and I reckoned that my son’s fish would be awake enough to be fed if I went to the supermarket first. The five mile drive on silent roads into a pastel sky had me kicking myself… I should have brought the camera.

The fish were fed, parcels stowed in the car and I headed back home. The roads were waking now, but most of the traffic was heading into town, not out to the villages. The sun finally crested the horizon behind me, casting a magical light on the world. The car was first gilded, then glowed orange, before remembering it was green. Trees made of copper dripped silver dew. The great, dark shapes of ravens caught fire as they flew into the sun and a buzzard rose up in front of the car, eyes reflecting flame as it sailed over the windscreen, eye to eye with me.

Yet, as I walked into the garden and opened the door for the dog… I was still in time to catch the sunrise and see the kites rise to greet the day. Magic.


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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26 Responses to Morning magic

  1. kim881 says:

    I love those early hours when the light is just stealing in and the birds awakening! Have a wonderful day, Sue!


  2. adeleulnais says:

    A beautiful morning Sue x


  3. jenanita01 says:

    What could possibly go wrong after such a beautiful beginning?


  4. Such a beautiful Sunrise and love that early autumnal feel to these Autumn mornings Beautiful share thank you Sue x

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  5. Bernadette says:

    You are quite the words smith. This is an enchanting description of the sunrise,


  6. What a gift ❀


  7. willowdot21 says:

    What a wonderful description of the start to your day!


  8. I’m glad Ani compromised and let you take a walk at 5 AM. Ha ha. Looks like it was a blessing though to see the day wake. Beautiful, Sue.


  9. dgkaye says:

    Beautiful share Sue. πŸ™‚


  10. Eliza Waters says:

    All that before daybreak – impressive!


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