I love spring and summer for the mornings. I admit I am one of those people who can't imagine why someone would sleep late enough to miss the morning sunshine, it's the best light of the day! The moment the sun raises it's shining head, I am awake. There is something so peaceful and hopeful about the morning. The birds are singing and there is time for a cup of hot coffee and some reflection on what the day might bring.
This morning I grabbed an old quilt and threw it over the swing under the pine trees. Grabbed a pillow, my cup of coffee in my favorite handthrown mug, and a new cookbook from a set my dear sis gave me for my birthday. On the way out I stopped by the snowball bush to enjoy the lush round balls of flowers hanging heavy on it. I love snowball bushes. My grandmother and mother have always had them and now I do too.
A bowl of fresh strawberries from the grocery store (Ours aren't ripe yet), and I was all set for a beautiful morning. The next thing I know I'm swatting mosquitos like a mad woman and gathering everything up as fast as I can to escape inside. One of the little devils got me right behind the knee. Time to spray the yard so we can use it. Lol. Oh well, I can still enjoy all those things safely inside.
Two more weeks of school (work and college) and then a small break. I'm counting the days.
Oh well, it made for some totally awesome photos!
I am enjoying strawberries this morning as well. Only mine are on chocolate cake with milk and whipped cream. Bad...but oh, so good!!
Those pesky bugs can really ruin a perfectly good idea! It sure looked like an ideal spot to sit and relax! ~PattiReplyDelete
I'm with you, I love early mornings in the warmer weather! That's the time to get out and enjoy the yard, or the porch, or the deck! That's when I fill the bird feeders and refresh the bird bath. I water my plants and enjoy the quiet! Enjoy your day!ReplyDelete
Well is LOOKED like a beautiful spot to enjoy the morning! You take wonderful photos Kathy.ReplyDelete
Oh those skeeters!ReplyDelete
Your setting was beautiful :)
We have cherries hanging on our trees and I'm picking as fast as I can...while swatting skeeters...:)
LOL! You almost had me lulled into a peaceful morning dream, until the bugs showed up. You are the best story teller. Made me want to run for cover and I'm already in the house!ReplyDelete
It sounded like you were having a morning right out of a good novel...and then, attack! Definitely spray your yard. You have so many wonderful things to do and look at outdoors. I feel the same as you...up and at 'em!!ReplyDelete
Oh, how lovely! :-)ReplyDelete
Not sure why, but we never have mosquitos..at least not on my back deck. You had me so relaxed for a moment..then I had to laugh at the quick exodus to the inside...funny ;-)ReplyDelete
My mom had a snowball bush years ago..I love them also. Thanks for the wonderful photos. Have a great week Kathy!
So beautiful until the bugs attack. I must say this year I'm enjoying my screen porch more and more. Still out under the trees is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Oh Kathy the mosquitos are sooooooooooooooooooooooooo bad this year already!ReplyDelete
They love me....I look like I have the chicken poxs.
I can't step out the door and they swarm me!
Wishing for a screened in porch so I can enjoy the outside!
I was over at bj's sweet nothings and was looking at her comments. Checking everyone out.ReplyDelete
I love the mornings,too. The picture you took would have been a peaceful place to set and have coffee.
Dumb bugs! I hate bugs any bugs.
those pesky mosquito's can certainly ruin the moment...looks divine though..Mica/The Child's PaperReplyDelete
i was just imagining the beauty when all of the sudden i was jerked right out by those skeeters. you should have bitten them back lol. that would have showed them.ReplyDelete
Bummer-I was moving some rocks last night and the mosquitos were getting me. I live under the apparently mistaken assumption that they aren't as bad in the mornings so I was planning to shift my outside activities to the mornings.ReplyDelete
I just want that perfect time to work-not too hot and no bugs. Is that really too much to ask?
BTW-I think that's your prettiest mug, too. I love it.
Hi Kathy and happy Birthday late.... Love your quilt and the beautiful setting. HOw nice and lovely it all looks. Just perfect for a morning breakfast. I love having coffee outside and enjoying a good book or starting the day out with reading the Bible. I would love this perfect place you have set up!ReplyDelete
Just found your blog and just wanted to tell you that I love your blog. Love your stories.
Boy those nasty bugs sure can mess up the day.... but what a beautiful spot though,,, how cozy it all looked... have a great week..ReplyDelete
I love the early mornings when it's quiet except for the birds - but not too early! It looks like a beautiful setting to enjoy the morning except for those pesky mosquitos!ReplyDelete
Well you certainly got some pretty pictures to show from your effort. Those little pests didn't ruin your mood and day I hope.ReplyDelete
lol I had the same lovely idea one day while visiting my husband's grandparents farm in Indiana. I took an old quilt, a book and some snacks out to sit by the pond in the orchard, and didn't last a minute with all the mosquitos! ::JillReplyDelete
What a lovely place to have your morning coffee. I'm sorry about the horrid mosquitoes. I'm lucky. They will light on me, but not bite. Who knows why?ReplyDelete
What a gorgeous vignette of a peaceful scene. I love the strawberries and the thought of sitting on a swing and daydreaming.
Have a beautiful day.
Oh I love this! Just so beautiful. The quilt is amazing. I have always wanted to make one like that and have never taken the time. I just love it!ReplyDelete
My favorite time of day too. Love to sit outside and plan my day. And count my blessings instead of mosquitos. MimiReplyDelete
Kathy, I'm dropping back by to thank you for your birthday greetings to Mr. Magpie. He loved them and appreciated them SO much. You are an angel!ReplyDelete
oh what a breathtakingly gorgeous post!ReplyDelete
i want to grab my coffee, a book and a blanket too and head outside to sit for a while under our shade tree!
you have captured the simple bliss of the everyday!
thanks so much for sharing!
Happy Memorial Day Kathy!!ReplyDelete
Oh, I was all settled into your beautiful scene and imagining I was there with my coffee....and then those pesky buggers! I am well acquainted with them here in FL! Letters written by my grandfather when he moved to FL in the early 1900's spoke of the mosquitoes being so thick you could not see out the windows. Can you imagine? I know you can't wait for your break coming up, Kathy. It will be well deserved!ReplyDelete