Sunday, April 12, 2009
Sunday Sick Day Outside - Sunday 4/12/2009
Well, it could be worse.
It could be raining.
I woke up feeling lousy again today. The Never-Ending Bronchitis, plus the long day yesterday. Hydra was also seriously under the weather on Saturday, too, but there was celebrating to be done that involved, food, chocolate and assembling jigsaw puzzles and we weren't about to miss it.
We had a great time, but about 40 minutes into our two-hour drive home, we had a call letting us know that I'd left my antibiotics prescription there.
Oh no. We'd left the house at 7:15 a.m. and didn't get home until a little after 9 p.m.
Anyway, this is the view from the little swinging bench we put between the house and the slope that leads to the open hillside. We call this the back of the house. We also call the back yard the back of the house.
We have no sides.
This is taken from my reclined position. Very good advice from Hydra to get outside to continue my convalescence. It lifts the spirits.
He busied himself cutting the lawn and cleaning up the shrubs and stuff while I hung out with the lady bugs in the vinca. I've never seen as many flying lady bugs as I did today. I wasn't even sure what they were at first.
Giant (overexposed) California poppy in the back yard. He's not really threatening it, just showing how big it is.
How is it that California poppies are so fragile that you can't pick them and bring them inside, and yet they have the strength to fold up at night to protect themselves?
I really love this about poppies. Poppies have good boundaries.
If you've gotten this far, here's a reward. Or a punishment. It depends on how much you like amateur poetry.
Still writing a poem a day for the month of April. Here's today's :
From Where I Lie
Mint and vinca mingling on the slope
The old table, decaying
The shed waiting for paint
The tilled soil waiting for herbs
The grape vine sprouting
The tip of my shoe resting
on the far end of the sheltered bench
The water glass, sweating
The cedar, the willow,
the apricot, peach and plum showing promise
The lady bugs defying gravity,
orange asterisks on the breeze
The geranium sprouting from the nest
of last year’s bloom
The round brown bird of unknown origin
who nevertheless enjoys
a good reputation in our back yard
for bug consumption and dancing
The man who told me, rightly,
to rest outside.