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These Long Rainy Days

Do you like rainy days?

Me it depends upon the season and if I have to be out in it or not.

There are times when I’m home I love rainy days. 

I get to just be lazy and blog, have a hot cup of herbal tea. 

Curl up and binge on hallmark movies, one of my favorite channels.

Possibly even a good book to read, or better yet a nap.                       

The sound of rain on a metal roof is so very relaxing. 

Sometimes when it’s not so cold, just set out in the rocker and just listen to the rain dripping on everything.

My least favorite rainy time is traffic, ugh. 

I so hate driving, even riding in the rainy weather.

Most people can’t drive good on a clear day. 

They are always in too big of a hurry or worse yet texting and driving.

When will people learn?

If the car is cranked the phone is off limits. 

Goodness gracious people!

But then there are my most favorite rainy days, of all.  Those are the ones that are always in the spring and summer.

God sends showers and they just seem to make everything look clean, and the air smell sooooo fresh.

 I absolutely love those rainy days! 

A walk in the rain on those types of days are so enjoyable!

And then, of course, you can’t forget watching the little ones get out in the rain and play in the puddles.  

“SPLISH SPLASH I’M HAVING A BLAST,  OUTSIDE ON A RAINY DAY!   

OH LOOK ANOTHER PUDDLE AHEAD, HOW I LOVE TO SPLASH AND LAUGH AND PLAY!”

Are you smiling over that thought, I am???

I think it makes a body feel young when you go walking in the rain.

It definitely brings a smile to your face, makes your heart a little lighter.

Well, there’s my “food for thought ” for the day.

Hope you have a great day and enjoy the weather wherever you might be.

Till next time!

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Autumn Days

Autumn days, don’t you just love them?

I sure do, Autumn is one of my two favorite seasons. Spring, of course, is the other one, but that’s for a blog a few months from now.

But Autumn, and the beauty it brings, oh my how I love it!

One of my favorite things about autumn is the trees. God has a way of just painting the leaves such brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow. I know sometimes they are not as pretty as some seasons, but they all are still beautiful to me.

And don’t you just love when the leaves start to fall? When you walk through them and hear the rustling of all those leaves. And the scent that they bring.   Oh, I so love that.

Or maybe when the kids gather to rake them in huge piles, just to run and jump in them over and over again. When my kids were young, we had two huge old maple trees in the front yard which made for some wonderful leaf jumping times for them. We would rake them up, they would then run and jump and roll and laugh and have a good old time. In time they would be scattered. So what would we do? Why just rake them back up all over again, and repeat. Those were some really fun wonderful times. Goodness, how fast time passes.

Even today, the grandkids enjoy doing the same thing. We have a hill in our yard and a maple tree near the bottom. We all get out rake them up, and here they come; running down the hill for speed and jump right in the middle of them laughing; or sometimes just rolling down into them, even a few times running, then sliding into them as if your stealing home base. I so love the fun that autumn brings to children, and the beauty it brings to all.

Another thing I love about fall is the beautiful deep blue sky. Usually towards the end of October as the thermometer starts dipping to cooler days and nights; the sky will appear such a beautiful blue, and it looks as if you can see forever, all the way to the Heavens. I love days like that. And if the trees have become full of beautiful foliage, it is well just absolutely picturesque.

Then there’s the bonfires, hot chocolate, football games, sitting on the porch with an afghan on those chilly evenings. The fall festivals, apple orchard visits, corn mazes, hay rides, the yard filled with decorations of mums, hay bales and pumpkins. Wonderful times had by all, well unless you’re just a miserable person that doesn’t enjoy anything. I know a few people like that. All I can say about them is well, “bless them,” they don’t know what they’re missing.

Autumn really is a wonderful season, full of chilly days, cooler nights, and laughter and beauty beyond measure.

I so hope you get out and enjoy it, with family and friends, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Happy Fall Y’all…………………….

The Joys of Springtime

I so love the Spring season.

The Winter doldrums and gloom goes away, and Spring replaces it with warmer weather and sunshine.

People smile more, life seems a little happier, and it’s just a renewal of life.

That pitiful looking yard becomes pretty and green, the leaves and trees bud and bring forth beautiful lush leaves swaying in the wind.

And oh the flowers and shrubs, my favorite part,  the daffodils, tulips, daisies, forsythias, petunias and on and on.

Then you can’t forget those Boston ferns for the front porch, at least down South.

I buy four every year and hang them on the front porch waiting on the little birds to come and build their nests in them for yet another generation of sparrows and wrens.  

Oh, how I enjoy them.

I start taking pictures when the eggs are laid, and their new babies and even as they grow and start flying back and forth.

I even have the bird feeders hung nearby for them to come and fuss over the food.  That part is comical watching them.

It’s just a wonderful time of year.

And Spring cant be here without cookouts and picnics and families and friends getting together for some much needed time outside.

It’s almost Spring, I for one am so looking forward to it!

How about you?

Happy Spring!!!!

Till next time…

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