I'm currently sitting under an umbrella in my new favorite spot on earth. There are baby housewrens chirping from their nest in a birdhouse just above my head. The water is splashing melodically in the fountain behind me. A wonderful breeze is rustling the limbs and leaves in the woods directly in front of me. I'm surrounded by gorgeous, cloudless blue skies. And in the distance, I KID YOU NOT, a train whistle just blew.
It's like movie out here today.
I'm speaking, of course, of my deck, and my glorious back yard, where lately I find that I am happiest. I suppose I could update you on our lives (as though there were much to report--beyond Matt applying to law school, everything is pretty much the same), but instead I'll give you pictures of my new found oasis, and invite you all over for barbecue, anytime you want.
More pictures on Flickr.
A mama blue bird just landed on the pergola to my left, she and papa are scouting our bluebird house on the tulip poplar. Linus is rolling in the sunshine on the hill. A cardinal is splashing in the birdbath.
It's a good day out here, y'all.