Wednesday, July 21, 2010

there is a reason for summer

Sunrise was at 5:36, sunset will be at 8:55.

I got home after my late shift on Wednesday, at 8:30, and could tell my lights were on when I turned into the driveway. Lake Union was packed with sailboats as the sun was setting, the sails luminous against the water.

It's a beautiful summer day today, highs in the mid-70s and I'm going out to sit under the umbrella and read The Secret Lift of Prince Charming by Deb Caletti. The water is burbling, the bees are humming, the birds are chirping, I've swept the patio and weeded and cut back the holly trees, and now I am going to read.


  1. You are so much more disciplined than I am: I've left the yard to jungle-state so I can frolic with my books. Sounds like you have a beautiful retreat to enjoy yours in. Happy summer reading!

  2. not so disciplined since we paid to have it done! (Upkeep, yes, though.) So worth it since now I can read out there and not just pick up and put down the book when I saw something I just had to fix, dig up, or smash.