Sunday, July 10, 2011

Evening Light

We got around early this morning and walked before the oppressive heat set in. The humidity hung on our skin like a wet kiss from one of our big ol' goofy dogs.
When we got back in, we did a quick spruce-up in the house because we had invited our friends Steve, Judy and Fred over for dinner.
A thunder storm slammed its way down from the north and rattled the china in our cupboard. Then the rain came. At one time it was raining so hard, it looked like a heavy fog out in the fields.
The deluge slacked enough for our company to run inside, before it commenced again.
After nine hours of brutal sun, the plants rejoiced.
Jilda, Steve, and I practiced the set for our upcoming show, and then we sat down for baked chicken, broasted potato's and lima beans. For desert we had blackberry pie with homemade vanilla ice cream.
The deer came up in the garden and put on a show while we ate.
Afterwards we sat around and talked until our tongues got tired (as Dan Fogelberg once sang).
Meanwhile the rain moved off to the south and the lingering light from the setting sun painted the clouds a color of pink/purple that I can find no words to describe. Even this picture doesn't do justice to the evening light.  It was a fitting end to a delightful day.
I hope you all have a remarkable week.


  1. Very pretty picture Rick and a nice evening as well. How bout sending some of that rain up this way?!
    Love Di ♥

  2. Sounds like a lovely day, and a fun evening. Beautiful photo, too.

    Tell me, what are broasted potatoes?

  3. oh, man. that sounds so extra nice. your friends are lucky to know you.

  4. Yay!! Pink skies at night, shepherd's delight!!!

    Wonderful!!!! Take care

  5. I love the comparison of humidity to a doggie kiss. To me, humidity is that friendly, happy taste of summer - but it definitely leaves you wanting to take a shower.

  6. Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Please send some of that rain to us. We are desperate. We get maybe 10 minutes and that's it. It's so dry. The corn crops are all drying out around us. Really bad.

  7. That picture is incredible.

  8. Thanks y'all. Alabama has weird weather but we also have beautiful skies at times.

    @Alexia, fresh rosemary, little bit of garlic, new potato's , little salt and pepper and olive oil.
    I think most people call them roasted potato's. I call them yummy.

    @ Diana & Bouncin' Barb, I really wish I could send some rain your way. A few years ago we had a drought here and we lost old growth trees. It was brutal.

    I'll do a little rain dance for y'all.

  9. Now that mention of home made blackberry pie was just ...well..just plain ole' cruel, when I dont' have any. :)


Please consider sharing

Email Signup Form

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required