Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Enjoying the beautiful spring day

I know I've whined about the weather a good bit this year, but that's because I'm used to
planting our garden in early March.  And usually by this time of spring, I'm walking around outside half naked. Perhaps that's a little more information than you bargained for, but I'm just putting it out there so to speak.
This year, it occasionally hinted a warm weather, but then the rain comes and it turns off cold as December.
But today was my kind of day. Jilda and I had appointments in Birmingham and we headed out early. There wasn't a cloud in the sky.
After our appointments, Jilda wanted to run by the mall to pick up an Urban Nomad skirt (you'll have to ask her about it) and we decided to have lunch at a Mexican place we'd never tried. 
The restaurant was too cold inside for Jilda so we opted to sit at a sidewalk table. By that time, the sun was high in the sky and the air was crisp. 
She ordered fish tacos and I ordered shrimp tacos -- a first for both of us. The waiter scurried off to fetch our chips and tea.
Tiny birds scampered at our feet looking for pieces of food from the tables, and off in the distance I could hear Reggae music playing on expensive speakers. I found myself swaying to the gentle beat.
The food was excellent, and we ate in silence, lost in the moment, enjoying the beautiful spring day.


  1. Such a pretty picture of Jilda and also the one you just painted of your perfect day...sounded heavenly! We had a warm day today too..finally! After a few of my plants got the frost bite I'm glad I didn't plant any veggies yet. I know better than to do that until the end of May up here...Hope you have more perfect days this week!

  2. Don't you just love those days when the weather is finally nice enough to enjoy before it gets too hot and everything seems right with the world, even for only a while?
    Your wife looks so pretty and happy, tell her the scarf is gorgeous!

  3. I love those kind of days where you get lost in the beauty of the weather:)

  4. Rarefied days are magnificent.

  5. Only HALF naked? Why not bare all?


  6. What a wonderful day you had. Jilda's picture is sweet. Thank you for sharing it.


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