Today was one of those rare summer days where the weather seems kissed by autumn. August is usually oppressive but today was quite the opposite. It was pleasant sitting outside as I read a book under the dappled shade of the dogwood tree, George at my side. I bought a new hummingbird feeder and got a visitor almost immediately.
It’s been a quiet weekend and I don’t go far from home these days. For those of you who have been asking, my husband is holding his own but winding down. There is no other way to put it. He has trouble walking yet he’s still able to get around gently. We go once every 2-3 weeks for an IV infusion of Avastin at Johns Hopkins. I’m still able to work full time but it’s become more and more difficult leaving him home alone. I love the weekends when I can be here. But soon I’ll be taking a leave of absence to be here all the time.
This evening after dinner, I sat outside in the waning light and tried to get some photos of the hummingbirds.
I got a few, but most were nothing to write home about.
I captured this one late yesterday afternoon. I was sitting outside and it began to rain softly. I didn’t want to leave but I didn’t want the camera to get wet, so I brought the beach umbrella out and rigged it to my chair.
After the birds got used to something different, they began to return to the feeders, and this little hummingbird showed up as well. It was nice listening to the drops as they gently pitter-pattered on the umbrella. Very soothing. Then this hummingbird came along and sat in the swing. It’s certainly not the best picture, but it’s something!
I love the sparkling light of the sun through the leaves of the trees.
Miss Blackie was hanging about and actually let me take a few photos.
She and George both seemed glad for the break in the weather.
These bricks are usually so hot that you can’t walk on them barefoot.
I have a beautiful dog.
And life is good.
Thanks for stopping by my corner of the world.
I’ve had this tune in my head all day ~