Wednesday, August 23, 2017

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”

~ William Blake

I settle in on the deck with a cup of iced tea and the book I’m in the midst of–one I’m taking my time with, chewing on, and allowing to go deep.

A bluebird on the fence catches my attention, as does the grouse family strolling by on their afternoon walkabout. It’s warm–hot even–and best of all, the air is fresh and smoke-free.

There have been too few afternoons out here this summer; the smoke has forced us indoors. Now summer is waning and days like this are sweeter than ever when we are blessed with them.

Later I enjoy slices of Black Krim tomato on freshly baked bread, with a bit of butter and salt and pepper, and the afternoon is pretty near perfect.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Oh shucks I really promised myself not to get involved with yet another blog . Oh well here goes …love this photo and words are near prefect too Linda Hoye ??

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Cherry. Your comment made my day.

  2. Blissfully peaceful!

  3. Fresh, home-grown tomato, on fresh home-made bread. You’re killin’ me! 🙂 I need to visit you in late summer so I can have some of your home-grown goodies!

    1. Wouldn’t that be fun?!

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