Summer weekend mornings are THE best. If there is nowhere we have to be and nothing urgent to do, as soon as the sun rises above the trees in the backyard, I take my coffee out onto the deck. Nights tend to be cool here, so I like to wait for that bit of extra warmth. My hubby and the dogs soon join me.
Sometimes we have the TV on in the house so we can listen to the local news and weather in the background, but often I shut it off and the only thing we listen to is the sound of the birds singing. The dogs will cruise around the yard sniffing or just hang out. They’re just biding their time until they can talk me into throwing the ball for them.
We’re alternately watching them just enjoy the outdoors, or we’re watching the birds (and chipmunks) on the nearby feeder, or the robins feeding their babies in the nest one tree over from the deck. This is the second nest of robins we’ve gotten to watch this summer!
You can probably hear my sigh of contentment from there.
There’s only one thing that could be better….a long holiday weekend like we just had when we have an extra day to enjoy this, or even better, in a couple of weeks we have vacation coming up (or “staycation” as they say) so we’ll get a week of this bliss!
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