Tuesday, May 13, 2014

End of the day

I sat on the side porch and wrote for most of the afternoon. I finished my column for this week, in record time. Jilda gave me the idea and these days, the initial idea is half the battle.
When I finished, I snapped my laptop closed and sat watching the sun drift toward the horizon. The screened porch is in shade most of the day, but for about 30 minutes in late evening, the sun paints the porch and the stained glass mobiles cast spears of colored light across the table.
I went inside and poured a cup of hot mint tea and stepped to the back deck to check on the progress of all the things we have planted in containers. Things have exploded this week.
We have fuschia flower with leaves that feel like velvet. I'm not sure what they're called, but they are beautiful.
I set the tea on the bannister and stepped barefoot to the ground and snapped this photo. Tomorrow is humpday. Jilda's off so we're going to buy a few more plants for the garden.
I hope you all have a remarkable midweek.


  1. Hi Rick... If I had a side porch, I'd write for most of the afternoon too. Strike that. Even if I did, I'd have to get into my car and get stuck in traffic on my way to..... the best job in the world. See, life is not so bad. Love those flowers.

    P.S. Humpday? I wonder if my wife knows....

  2. Enjoy your midweek too Rick :)

  3. Those moments at the end of the day are really something aren't they Rick? It's always a great epilogue to the day.

  4. Sounds like a good day all the way around, Rick. Hope you and Jilda have a wonderful day today- I am back to blogging after my break! Diana

  5. Beautiful flowers...don't you just love watching the world waking up and coming to life in the spring! I love it!


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