Right After Breakfast

Right After Breakfast


Rising up with the sun
Oh how we are blessed
We’ll get it all done
Right after breakfast

A lonely spigot
Sweet water from rust
We’ll refill our jugs
Right after breakfast

We’ll hang our food high
Or else bury it we must
We’ll hide it from bears
Right after breakfast

We’ll commit our damp gear
To the morning sun’s trust
It’ll warm us up too
Right after breakfast

Our coffee rings true
In shining blue metal cups
We’ll drink it down slowly
Right after breakfast

Excuse me for a minute
There’s something I just…


Urgent business buried
Where the tide last blushed
And I’ll burn the paper trail
Right after breakfast

Rising up with the sun
Indeed we are blessed
We’ll get everything done
Right after breakfast

There’s so much to do
But we aren’t feeling rushed
Think I’ll paint this instead
Right after breakfast

-Matt Beard

Artwork Information:

Artwork Title: "Right After Breakfast"
Original Size: 8" x 10"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Year Painted: 2004

Additional Artwork Information:

Method: Plein Air
Region: The California Coast > Northern California > Humboldt

Artwork Logistics:

Travel Logistics: Backpacking with Too Much Gear
Miles Hiked: Over 10 Miles
Hiking Terrain: Trudging Through Soft Sand, Deep Creek or River Crossing
Botanical Hazards: Lots of Poison Oak!
Biological Hazards: High Grass- Tick Country!, Ticks Observed on Skin or Clothing
Weather Logistics: Painted in Full Sun with no Shade

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