I’m outside this morning on the back deck. Here in our summer home, writing my summer joy list. All the things that fall into this moment like pearls on a string, in my lap to be played with, loved, enjoyed, relaxed into.
Yes. Relaxing into summer. Mmmmmmmm.
Morning sun, warming me, loving me.
Blue blue sky.
White clouds passing.
Wind in the trees and the grape vines, the kiwis and the lilacs. Shaking the leaves and branches, whispering ‘play with me’ and ‘grow’.
Hummingbird on the clothes line, viewing his world, taking his coffee break at the foxgloves.
Baby crow on the rooftop, demanding, begging, ‘feed me’. He started calling at daybreak. He has been fed several times. He’s still hungry.
Folding chairs unfolded, settled into with blanket and pillow. Feet up, lap full of binder and loose leaf paper for writing. Hand full of neon pink pen with pink ink (shades of Dr. Seuss).
Words. Blessing and gift.
This is my summer morning joy list.