Thursday, January 06, 2011

A Visit From Old Friends

Our friends Kaye and Jamie bought me Amavida Coffee, Baroque Blend for my birthday and I decided to give it a pre-birthday whirl. I poured the beans into our ancient grinder and hit the button. It screamed like a tiny weed eater. When it finished, I removed the lid, I held it up close and sniffed the aroma. If I were a better writer, maybe I could come up with something more eloquent than "dang, this stuff smells good!"
It smelled even better as it brewed. Jilda always sleeps in until the coffee's ready but this morning she got a whiff and stumbled out of bed to investigate.
As we sat quietly sipping (I've learned to keep my mouth shut until she's fully awake), I heard her do a sharp intake of breath. My eyes followed her gaze out the front windows and there stood three deer not twenty feet away. 
It's been a while since they've visited. Back during the summer, they came almost daily to drink from our birdbath and lick up seed from the bird feeders, but they made themselves scarce during hunting season.
I grabbed my iPhone to shoot a picture, but by the time I got it turned on and shot this picture, two of the deer had moved out of view.
I'm not sure there is a better way to start the day than with a great cup of coffee and a visit from old friends.


  1. Lovely post!
    Good coffee is one of life's treats - and it smells sooo good In fact Mr A, who is not a great coffee drinker, reckons it smells much better than it tastes. Of course, I don't agree.

  2. Wow!! What a brilliant way to start a day!! Good proper made from scratch coffee, a loved one to share it with and most wonderful of all - a return visit from these wild and magnificent friends!!

    p.s. "dang this stuff smells good" says it perfectly!

    Take care

  3. We are experiencing the same thing here in Myrtle Beach. Deer everywhere and once in awhile we get donkeys!! What a great post. One I truly can relate to being a true fan of a good cup of fresh brewed coffee!

  4. Wow, that sounds like quite some coffee. With a name like that it has to be good, isn't that what they say. What a beautiful way to start the morning, good coffee and a beautiful deer.

  5. What beautiful colors.
    I could see the deer when I clicked to enlarge.

  6. You're a very good writer, and the description of the black elixir( coffee) is perfect.

    You're also a good photographer and the picture with the deer is a lovely capture.

  7. Thanks y'all. I knew there had to be some coffee drinkers out there.


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