When I was a kid, we had a wood stove. Once in awhile we went out to help dad chop wood and load it. On one such occasion, I remember it was cold and misty. I can still hear a distant chain saw (besides ours). We all got cold and damp, but we enjoyed being outside.
Finally, when the task was done, we came home, chilled to the bone. Mom fixed soup and I think I remember having hot chocolate as well. As cold and chilled as we were from being outside, inside was warm and cozy. We had our soup and warmed up right away. It remains one of my favorite memories of my childhood so much so that the distant sound of a chain saw is pleasant to me and I love fog and rainy days.
On a recent misty, rainy Saturday, we went on our usual breakfast date, but my husband decided we should go to IHop. We don’t have an IHop in our town, so we drove about 40 miles to Owasso OK and there we had breakfast. I love IHop International Crepe Passport and that’s what I order every time!
After breakfast, I said, “John, let’s take the back roads home.” And we did. What a great misty, moisty day to do a short road trip! We enjoyed the scenery, we enjoyed each other’s company and we enjoyed the back roads as we always do. We had no place to go in particular. What a great time alone together.
Finally we found ourselves near Wynona OK and John suggested we drop in on a co-worker of his. So we did. What a delightful guy! He took us to see his “children” and then he took us on a tour of his property. It was quite a climb over rocks and tussocks down paths and up steep slopes. I got some great photos and we had a great time going through his property, although it was cold and damp. It was perfect weather as far as I am concerned!
When we got home, both of us were pretty tired. We had some soup, which put me in mind of that time in Northern California so many years ago. Our house was warm and cozy while it was cold and misty outside. I love days like this! Not only is this weather great for taking photos, but its also great for writing. Yes, I would love more days like this. I’d probably love Seattle.
The embrace of God.
Quiet echoing bird song
A blanket on the worries of our time.
A good book.
A warm fire.
A day to write.
A blank canvas for the imagination.
Clack and ring, an old typewriter writing of spring
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