Friday, November 27, 2009

A day like this . . .

Yesterday it rained all day, which was really quite all right, because I was inside cooking, setting the table, lighting candles, doing the Thanksgiving thing. The rain outside made the fire in the fireplace seem all the cozier. I didn't leave the house all day. It was a rainy, rainy, rainy day. Today the sun is shining and the sky is blue.

A day like this makes you thankful all over again. A day like this lifts your spirits and makes you want to turn on the radio and sing along. A day like this makes you notice how dirty your windows are!

Team window cleaning.

A day like this is a good day to throw on a sweatshirt and go out and walk around the yard. I uncovered the mosaic, which has been curing under a tarp. Sofia asked, "can I stand on it?" Sure, why not?

The paving stones are in a stack behind Sofia. You can see several that are laying next to the mosaic to get a feel for how well they will work. Unless we get a long stretch of dry weather before then, they will wait to be layed next spring. I am imagining a couple of comfy chairs there next summer, under the big tree. I am imagining ice tea or lemonade. A day like this makes you think about these things.

Sofia and I walked across the creek and around the yard. We were looking for that salamander that we saw jump off the bridge and into the creek the other day. We didn't see him, but we saw other things.


  1. And Sofia is color-coordinated with the mosaics, too. She must have been attracted by that as well as the feeling of triumph, being totally at the center.

  2. Lucky you, to spend the day with beautiful Sofia. Thanks for the pictures; you manage to make the ordinary look special.

  3. I noticed, this morning, how dirty our windows were, too. Jer took the hint and broke out the squeegie. The sunbreak was lovely, though.

  4. Does Sofia have a stage instinct?

  5. Rayna,
    There is no "ordinary" in Terry's life. Even her weathered plant pots have special color streaks.

  6. Happy Thanksgiving a bit late. Shall we all meet at your house for lemonade on the patio next summer? :)

  7. These pictures are all wonderful but I really like the one of Ray and Sophia. It is a framer for sure -- a special moment.