“To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning”

68° already this morning. It is another lovely day. Skip, my factotum, is here and has a huge list of jobs. First is to fence in my small raised garden. Gracie has already been digging in a corner, luckily not where I’ve planted my peas. Next, Skip has to make the rail pretty where we stuck some posts to keep Gracie from jumping off the deck. He also has some painting and some deck cleaning to do. I expect he’ll be here all day today and maybe a bit of tomorrow. By the time he is done, my deck will be ready for summer. I can start to lounge outside instead of inside.

Gracie is out watching. She takes her around the horn run, the entire backyard, then drinks a little and goes back to watching Skip. This is a great day for her as she has company in the yard; however, the big jobs are anti-Gracie. She’s a pip, that one!

Much as I love the rain, days of it drench my spirit, and the last few days I haven’t felt like doing much, but today I feel energized, ready to take on the world. Having a brilliant sun with the most amazing blue backdrop does that. It makes so many things beautiful, and I notice all of them on a day like today.

I need to buy some spray paint so Skip can paint the deck window boxes and the fountain, and I’m already running late as I’ve been in and out helping Skip so today will hve to be a short post. Besides, I don’t want to waste any more of that sun. It’s a wonderful gift

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8 Comments on ““To him whose elastic and vigorous thought keeps pace with the sun, the day is a perpetual morning””

  1. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had a dreary day here but finally the sun looks through huge gaps in the clouds. I have no energy at all so I haven’t done a useful thing today 🙂

    But the beans, melons and winter squash seedlings are growing fine on my windowsill. Way to early to bring them outdoors yet because we will have more frost, that’s for sure. Besides I have to make a fence so my dogs stop taking short cuts through the tiny vegetable garden 🙂

    Have a great day!

    • katry Says:

      I was busy all day today, stuck in traffic for an hour but throughout it all, the sun was shining, and it was warm.

      The Peas are now protected from the dog-a fence was built around them today.

      Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  2. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    The appearance of the sun had lightened my heart as well. I’m off to the garden center for some hanging baskets and grass seed. I have little hope for the grass seed becoming anything other than bird food but I’ll give it a try. The ground cover that was in that space succumbed to a drought some years ago and has never re-established itself. Now there is only dirt. Or mud.
    Have a great day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I was quite industrious today helping Skip as well as directing him where to place all the candles in the trees. The day was perfectly lovely an is still warm ay 63°.

      Good luck on the grass seed!

  3. Hedley Says:

    The Two hour Spiritualized in DC show is now available as a podcast at “NPR Live concerts from All Songs Considered”, it ain’t Judy or Joni or the Stookinator or Lennie but its a great freebie and worth your time if only for Hey Jane, LAGWAFIS, and Cop Shoot Cop.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I listened to some of it this morning and will continue the rest tomorrow. I suppose I can handle no Joni or Judy!

  4. Hedley Says:

    I will be very interested to hear what you think

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