Monday, September 3, 2012

Rainy day, dream away

I slept late on this rainy Labor Day morning. And by late, I mean after 8 am. It’s been pretty dreary the past couple of days but I have no complaints about the weather.

I’m not big on complaining.


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Looking out the living room window.


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Rain collecting on the old screens. I like these screens, actually. They’re quite sturdy.


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I made a cup of coffee and George and I went to sit outside on the front porch. As we watched the gentle rain coming down, I could hear the steady chirp of crickets, traffic in the distance, and that beautiful sound of the rain.

Found a spider web to photograph.


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Raindrops like tiny diamonds.


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Rainy day, dream away
Ah let the sun take a holiday
Flowers bathe an' ah see the children play
Lay back and groove on a rainy day.

~ Jimi Hendrix


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George does not seem thrilled with this weather.



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But I am thrilled with my coffee.


Doesn’t take much to make me happy.




ha ~



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It’s a good morning to curl up with a book.

Happy Labor Day, everyone ~


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ps – my friend, Hilary, is home and doing well after brain surgery.

life is good.


RURAL said...

I love the feeling of tranquility I get from reading this post, and looking at your photos...

I hope that life settles down for you, and remains good.

George does look unsettled doesn't he, maybe the sun will come out.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I would love to have a covered porch. It was in the remodel plan but not the budget. Looking forward to our first Fall day soon. Enjoy the quiet.

Christie - Fine Lines said...

Because of the time difference between the east and west coast, when I wake up and check my computer you have already been up and posting. That is something for which I am often thankful! Reading today's post makes me wish I had an outdoor space to sit and sip coffee and appreciate the outdoors. Ah, well, guess I will have to get out and go for a walk instead (It is still HOT here with no sign of Fall in the air yet, so it will have to be an early walk). Happy Labor Day:))

Kerri Farley said...

Rainy days can be sooooo soothing! Beautiful pics .... spiders are amazing artists aren't they? :)

George is as adorable as ever!!

Sabrina Steyling said...

Who knew spider webs and cups of coffee could be so beautiful? You've definitely got a way with the camera...

Happy Labor Day! Enjoy...

Low Tide High Style said...

We missed that much needed rain, so all morning we've been playing rainmaker with the hose. I have to say that that still trumps working! Glad you slept in and give sweet George a hug from us. Glad Hilary's surgery went well too.


P.S. Those spiderweb shots cause me great envy! :)

Sheila said...

You need a rainy day every once in awhile, so you can sit back and enjoy your surrounding! Glad to hear your friend is home.

Linda said...

Happy Labor Day....taking it a little easy today also....knowing the clock is ticking faster since its back to work tomorrow!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Those cobweb pictures are exquisite. I love gentle rainy days but sadly our rainy days this year have all been deluges, which are something different.

barbara l. hale said...

Fantastic spider web photos and beautiful pics of your handsome dog. I am thrilled with my coffee every morning of my life.

christopher said...

Good pictures that seem to turn a somewhat dreary day into a nice day to sit back and relax.

And George, your border collie, is simply beautiful.

Cait O'Connor said...

I am echoing Christopher but I have to agree - George is just beautiful.

spindrift,maine said...

Love YOUR spider web, too, Kate! xo

Karen said...

That spider web is just beautiful.. the wonders.. the miracles of nature. You capture them well :-)

Pass the cream, will ya?... no sugar, thanks.

Reena said...

Sounds like you had a relaxing day .... love seeing images of George! The weather has been so nice up here... the temps are getting a bit chillier. Fall is in the air.

JaneK said...

Looking for the "like" button to click..... Like your post :-)

Cloudia said...

What a sweet post! Why complain? I did all mine already - now I'm appreciating, like this post

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Anonymous said...

You certainly are not into complaining, and you give us beautiful things to look at and to reflect on. I didn't curl up with a book--had too much to do with the fridge dying on Friday and having to get another. Hubby said h had measured, bt hadn'tmeasured the height! Gotta shave a bit off the bottom of the cabinets...and the ice maker didn't work, so looking for a repairman already" Whoops! :-) Not complaining, ya kw---just wondering what will "go" next!
Trudy (bluebird49)

Anonymous said...

Oooh, look at that beautiful face, what an absolute dreamboat George is!

Great picture of the web.
CJ x

Mental P Mama said...

{{{{{George!}}}}} {{{{{Kate!}}}}}

Daryl said...

hey is that one of your Fishs Eddy mugs?

It was lovely here all weekend .. now its raining .. feh

Barbara said...

So peaceful. I love days like that with forced inactivity. We need some rain here in Texas!

Lili said...

You make me glad it's raining outside is so cozy inside. Oh, I need to pop over to Hilary's blog too..thanks for the update! xo ~Lili

Cheltz said...

Love the water drops on the screen and the spider webs. Very peaceful, but I guess that's part of the terrain in the country :).