I am currently sitting under our pergola which is located by the pool at the back of our yard. If I look straight ahead (and forget out the post supporting the pergola I look across the pool, notice the garden, green lawn and then bush. To my left, if I squint a bit I can pretend that our neighbors garage isnt there - this way I just see deck, flowers, a picnic table and our B.B.Q. To the right, it is the bank of hydrangea and lilac trees that I have shown you before dear imaginary reader. Behind them lies our horseshoe pit, fire pit and lawn which stretches to bush as well.
I am out here to get some work done on this blog, as well as to have the warmth of the sun hopefully assist me in feeling a bit better. Have had a horrible headache for three days now and hope that some sun and fresh air help me to feel better.
The pool needs to be cleaned but I can’t get up. I am mesmerized by the soft, gentle breeze that every now and then lifts a wisp of hair on my forehead, or kisses my shin as it sits in the sun. I lift my head, close my eyes and do my very best to be present, in this very moment. Just when I think, I got this, a beautiful hummingbird buzzes by me to take nourishment from the pot to my left. I watch him for the few seconds that he is there, then move on to a pot further away.
I can hear shells being dropped to the pool deck by the birds above. I am reminded of the lovely Blue Jay that landed on one of the trees close to the kitchen window while I was chatting with LLB this morning.
Ollie has just gotten up from his place in the sun by my feet, he is going in to explore what the heck is making the sound in the Adams Needles where I found him on our fire alarm night. I can hear him rustling the plants, and the jingle of his tags.I can see the needle tops dancing as he progresses on his hunt which will be for naught.
In the background there is a faint hum of traffic (damn people who have found out about our back roads) and the cicadas.
This is just the second time I have sat out here this summer, and I am happy to do it alone. Ah...I can hear a tree frog trilling! Wee birds chirping.....
So very blessed to live where I do.
I will sign off for today so that I can be present in my backyard haven..try to take time today dear imaginary reader, and you too Ectogirl to be present and mindful.