I've been playing along with a project called The Hours. Photographers contribute images taken during a certain hour of the day each month. January was 7-8am, February was 8-9am, March is 9-10am, and so on. These are my 9am images. There are many, many more contributions on The Hours' Flickr page. It's fun to see what is happening between 9am and 10am all around the world.
The nine o'clock hour, on days that I am home, is often quiet and peaceful. The kids are safely at school. Their toys wait for them. Meals are waiting to be prepared, but are wonderfully not being prepared at this hour. And if I'm lucky, the clouds part for some beautiful morning sun to filter through the windows and light up the entire house.