I woke this morning close to 5 – I’ve been sleeping in more and more lately – and 5 am is sleeping in for me.
I started the coffee, let out the dog and brushed my teeth. I let the dog in, showered, put on a robe, and grabbed my coffee. Sunrise was fast approaching.
Lately I look forward to this time in the morning when I can open all the windows and sit – sometimes inside, sometimes outside – and read a book, pet my dog and listen to the world around me.
The birds – so many different birds – were in full concert this morning. I listened and watched as the mist slowly burned away over the field. I had hoped to catch a glimpse of one of the many deer or coyotes with whom I try and share space – but there were none to be seen. I think my dog has made it pretty clear that our yard is HER yard – and others are not welcome. I, on the other hand, wish they would make an appearance when I can see them.
The garden so far is pretty disappointing. Yet, every morning I walk through it to see what new veggie has decided to make an appearance. This morning I caught sight of a few more baby cucumbers and noted that the butternut squash plant looks like it had several blooms about ready to swell. I’m thinking that the purchased amended soil just wasn’t amended enough (even weeds aren’t growing in it). Perhaps a few loads of compost over the top this fall will help next years harvest.
The day is progressing and it is time for me to get dressed and ready for the day.
Make it a great one!