Sunday, April 30, 2006

Sunday Afternoons

The rain started this morning before my feet hit the floor and remained for most of the day. We spent the morning doing routine chores but just after lunch we took a nap.
Most often when I nap it's short and shallow but still enjoyable. Today I drifted deep and dreamed. The rain has that effect at times. When I awoke, I was looking out the front windows and noticed a redbird alighting in our fuschia plant. When I moved closer to the window to have a better look I noticed that she had actually built a nest within two feet of our window. She flew out when I went for the Sunday paper so I eased up and took a look and there is a single tiny ivory egg. I wanted to build some kind of shelter but was afraid any interference from me might scare her away.
This evening as Jilda was grilling up the portobello mushrooms and the steaks the sun made a brief appearence. It threw a sunbeam on the branch of a sweet gum tree just off our deck and it looked like a performer in a stagelight. Just as quickly as it appeared, it was gone. The plants in our new container garden seemed to be rejoicing.
All in all, not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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