Forces in the universe conspired to rob me of a full night’s sleep. The roosters decided to crow all night. Michael fell asleep to country music blaring in the next room until I went in at 4:30, screaming like a banshee for him to turn it down. Tucker slept in my bed, and like a heat seeking missile, he squeezed me over to the edge of the bed where I was in peril of falling. Sleep mode on my television failed and I awoke to a very loud infomercial for a Keurig espresso maker that uses K-cups and makes cappuccino and lattes. I couldn’t go back to sleep after that. I needed a coffee. Finally at 5:30 a.m., I decided the external forces were stronger than the sleep center in my brain, and I got up. I turned the light on in the kitchen to make coffee. Jack and Diane saw the light go on and started braying to be fed. I ended up feeding the animals before sunrise to avoid the donkeys waking up the entire neighborhood. Next time I’ll make coffee in the dark.
In my sleepy stupor I noticed the sky just beginning to get light in front of the house. I thought we were perhaps in for a great sunrise. I put the Brinno time-lapse camera on the deck railing and went back inside to enjoy my coffee and catch up with the morning news. Tucker came downstairs and we laid down on the day bed in my office and fell asleep. I missed the sunrise completely but my camera did not.
I decided to enhance the video with music and the first choice that came up was a tune called “Being There.” It was perfect so I added it to the video. I thought the title was perfect because, were it not for the sleep depriving forces, I would have not seen the sunrise at all. So even though I was napping with Tucker, we were there for the sunrise. Here’s the video.