A change of pace for me. Yesterday was a good day and it was aided tremendously with the near-perfect climate conditions here in my hometown of Denton, Texas. A climate that centered around the warming effects of the sun. So I thought I would share this day in a brief post accompanied by some images of the sun I took as the day progressed, along with appropriate tunes that coincides with the line I linked it to in my post, that just also happen to be the title of the song. Okay, that last part is going to become hammy as you read but hey! I’m allowed that every now then, no?
It starts out with my morning walk with the pooch and it’s a clear crisp morning with a temperature of about 45 degrees. I caught this view of the sun peeking through the branches of a magnificent grouping of Post Oaks. What a good day sunshine is starting my morning off with
When I get back to the house I write a little bit on my blog and read those blogs of most of you who comprise my daily on-line reading. It’s late morning and I remember I haven’t watered some of the new plants we put in earlier. Unlike earlier days with the rain we’d been having, I can see clearly now that bright blue sky that was hidden by those clouds. (I can feel the eyes rolling out there. Be nice)
After running to the city landfill to pick up a load of bark mulch that get’s recycled from those residential pickups of tree limbs, I deposit them in a new area where we replanted some cannas from the front of the house an area along the driveway. I unload what’s left of the mulch for later use on the back side of the house, have some lunch, take a shower and my post lunch nap. Then about 2pm I go out on the back patio and sit down with a small bowl of grapes, strawberries and cantaloupe and catch these rays Is that … yes it is. Sunshine on my shoulder
I spent some time reading Wenonah Hauter’s Foodopoly, an excellent account of the food industry in this country and the pressure they put on small and medium farms to compete with the large scale argribusinesses and the factory farms. Then I prepared some whoop-ass plant-based tacos with seasoned brown rice, black beans, onions, jalapeno, tomatoes and avocado slices for the evening’s dinner …
… before wounding up later in the same company I started the day with as the pooch and I watch and listen to the sound of sunshinegoing down.