Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Morning Coffee

I am sitting on the back deck, chasing the sun around and listening to all the different bird songs.

I am home after a month away and the bird feeders were E.M.P.T.Y.!

Now I have filled them and the Pine Siskins, House Finches, Downy Woodpecker and Chick-a-dees are all flitting back and forth and eating their fill. I haven't seen any hummingbirds yet. They take longer to lure back to the feeders after an absence. Stubborn little things.

Our cat is around, and is slowly forgiving us for our absence and he is sitting barking at the birds. I wish I could record the sound he makes - it is definitely a bark!

The coffee has hit my system which means it is almost time to get started with the day - put the laundry out to dry in the sun - find the Almond Butter I brought home with me - make toast (with aforementioned Almond Butter) - and plan a long overdue phone date with my son, and daughter.

The days are hot here - 27 degrees Celsius - but the nights cool down quickly so the heat is welcomed and not oppressive.

It is days like this where I feel like I could live here forever. We have already lived here forever - 35 years - but the thought of selling and moving somewhere quieter and less expensive does fill our heads from time to time - especially when the November rains come.

But today, sitting on the back porch, drinking coffee, I feel almost peaceful.

There were tears this morning as I processed some old wounds, but a long hug with my dh helped to put them aside.

Yes, the floor needs washing, and the dust bunnies moved in while we were away, but all in all this will be a lazy day to read, and knit, and putter around.

I might even get out the spinning wheel on the back porch and spin up the fibre I carded a couple of months ago.

I went to a support group yesterday. I have been a few times now and I feel it is helping.

It is all helping.







And the birds. The birds really are helping.


  1. Oh dear, let me hug you, hope that helps a bit as well. Hold on to those special moments, they'll fill your heart with joy whenever you remember them.

    1. The back deck and bird feeders are my sanctuary these days.

  2. I want to come sit on your back deck. Will bring banana bread!

  3. Hi Mary-Anne :) Your post is touching. I'm glad you are healing from the hurt. I can attest that the birds to help a lot. I burned out in 2003, and spent a good part of that summer staring out the window at the bird feeder. It was therapeutic for me. We are down to the 10's overnight too, but not quite 27, today it tried to hit 23 then the clouds took over, sigh!

    1. Yes, those little birds can heal the brokenest of souls and hearts.

  4. I'm glad you have such a peaceful sounding spot to recharge the batteries.

  5. I love to watch the birds, they definitely do help :-)

    1. I think it is their innocence. And their beauty.

  6. That sounds like a wonderful morning - a perfect moment.

  7. One day... one day I'm gonna smell that coffee ...
    and see a hummingbird.

  8. I love to watch the birds, they definitely do help :-)

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