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scenes from the morning

This morning, I woke before anyone in the house and made a simple batch of scones with jam.

With sticky fingers and a cup of warm coffee, it was the perfect start to the week.

Happy Monday to all of you!

(Thanks for giving me the tasty idea, Gaby!)


  1. Oh those look so good! I love waking up before Mike and Chloe, having that alone time to enjoy a cup of coffee is such a perfect start to a day!

  2. Lovely. warm scones and coffee sound like the perfect start.
    I'm really enjoying reading your blog at the moment, I wanted to comment about harvest but I couldn't work out how to write what I felt

  3. Oh my gosh, I love these pictures!! Makes me want to go hang out at your house!

  4. so lovely. what a perfect monday morn!

  5. I'm gonna be real jealous, if you have a butcher block counter!

  6. What a gorgeous start to the day both visually and taste wise too! Something warm and home made always hits the spot. Hope your day is a lovely one.
    Steph :) x

  7. I love time alone in the kitchen in the wee love love the photographs. Do you edit your pics much? They always look so clear and crisp...x

  8. Blimey you're impressive. Baking scones first thing! I just about manage to make coffee.

  9. lovely pictures!
    and those pilot pens are my favorite :)

  10. Glad I could help! Nothing better than starting the morning with warm scones.

    p.s. don't know why I wasn't following your awesome blog before, but I am now! Your photos are amazing x

  11. wow, im so excited i found your blog!
    im swooning over your photography skills!!

    xo the egg out west.

  12. You are such a story teller with your lens.
    Also, I barely manage to make toast in the mornings, so am in awe that you baked scones!
    Ronnie xo

  13. how is the recipe? I saw Gaby posted it, is it easy enough hon?!

    xo love the pics :)

  14. Mornings like this are so wonderfully peaceful. After your busy Summer, I'm excited to see you are able to have some quiet moments to yourself - baking for the family in the quiet of the morning sure sounds lovely.

  15. your photos are glorious. what a beautiful start to the day. xo


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