Oh for the mornings

Summer days welcome them

Just got back from my early morning walk with Maggie May. Back into a routine once again; routine, a wee bit of peace to the heart. Oh boy I loved the wandering along Cape Road as I took a peek over the wheat field to my left, seeing the rounded orangy red sun tip its crest atop the water, making it glisten and glimmer. There was a pinch of a cool breeze….I mean a smidge…. in the air. Thank goodness. So we veered off-road to find our way. Trekking over the bumpy red dirt tractor trail with its grass grown median separating the tracks while we meander up to the hilltop where I glance across the wide expanse of the bay at the lighthouse nestled on the cliff. It does its thing – a continuous rotation of light and pause out over the sea. Not needed today mind you but I am thinking much appreciated by the fishermen in the early light of dawn.

On our walk, I found quite a few indents in the dirt and noticed it came from the wiggle of caterpillars, literally hundreds scattered along our trail. I had to laugh as Maggie May and her nosy nose got right down with her snout touching the wiggle of this one caterpillar. It was moving so quickly (not like lightning) but not enough for Maggie who decided to help it out. Well she tipped little fur ball over. Yeah great help Maggie; act of kindness award. Not.

It is a sparkling day, woohoo. with its baby blue sky, cloudless, sunny, shining light everywhere. Probably hot to boot….hot days, cool nights – my favourite mix of summer blend. The rays of the sun can get so intense like this past week. My feet have had to move quickly across the deck, down the steps and find a patch of green to calm the tingles of heat waves tackling my feet and toes. Gotta love it.

So what to do today. Well colour me happy, I have to cut the lawn. Of course cutting the lawn on a hot day does not have the same appeal as cutting the lawn in late spring, early summer or late fall. It’s missing a smell, don’t you find? I cannot explain it but I know what the smell is…fresh and clean. Not today, the smell will be indifferent, not really there. And taking a look and seeing how the day seems to be unfolding, I need to take advantage of the dryness of the grass without the fallen dew usually adorning it; so I’ll be back.

Well grass is cut, sweat is trickling still even after taking a shower. It’s going to be hot tamales without the muggy. Tick and check. Another thing off the honeydo list…woohoo. No honey but lots of do. The passage from Mt “the harvest is plenty but labourers are few”…makes so much sense now.

It is kind of a bittersweet day feeling today as yesterday my daughter was to be married. And holy cow it would have been a great day for her wedding but alas, not to be. Next year is around the corner. Look out August 2021 here we come. So bless her heart, the two made a day full of fun and adventure and food. Get lemons, you make lemonade. But I love them for being positive in knowing life is to be lived. Funny how things unfold, you never know what is around your corner.

Well around the corner I will go and meet …..the many blessings before me.

Let us pray for those who are in need this day.

Published by karenpnd

Taking in life and enjoying what is around me. Retired educator who has realized the bounty of many gifts given while in teaching and working a board level, I have missed out on paying attention to my surroundings including human interaction. So I find myself wanting to write and share a pondering or two. And that leads me in giving blogging a go. Looking forward to meeting others along the way as companions along the journey.

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