My favorite days are simple days of solitude. Peaceful days and quiet nights. The time spent with my precious pets. And of course time spent in nature.
Lately the nights start out fairly warm. But by morning, there is a chill in the air.
The sun is shining now after many days of rain.
Right now there is a squirrel cavorting around on the patio. I hear the sound of birds’ wings flapping somewhere.
Maybe it is this mourning dove. The doves have larger wings than many other birds.
The mourning dove is such a pretty bird. One of my favorite birds actually, though I love all birds.
I love the cooing sounds they make. The ones that often sound like an owl.
Males give the three-parted “nest call” while nest-building. A coo-OO-oo, which is highest in the middle. Females sometimes call “ohr-ohr” while sitting on the nest.
The birds are flying around the patio, lighting here and there before they’re off again.
The Bewick wren is notorious for this. It flies about as if uncertain where to land. It will dip down to a landing spot for just a moment, then it’s off again headed somewhere else.
I sit here and watch the birds out the patio doors. It is my own private window into the world of nature.
Create A Place For Their Needs & They Will Come:
Create a place for them, give them food and water, and they will come to visit you.
It may take them a while. But eventually they will venture to your yard to check things out. To see if it’s safe to drink water from your bird bath and eat food from your feeders.
Where I Work:
The above photo shows where I work on this blog. I elevate my bad ankle on the sofa’s chaise.
Right now I’m at the desktop computer downloading photos from my camera.
My Simple, Ordinary Days:
As the weather cools off during the day, I spend much of my time out on the patio. Gazing at all that I’ve planted in my six months of living here.
I enjoy the breeze on my face while I watch the birds and the scent of the plants and herbs.
I live a simple life. Living quietly. I always try to make the most of each day I am given.
And now it is time for breakfast and a cup of coffee. I will sip the coffee slowly, savoring the warmth and taste.
My preference is to mix half-caffeinated and half-decaffeinated coffee together.
I’ve learned that simple living is the best kind of living. Simple living provides you the time and space to cherish every day, and live it to the fullest.
Even if that day is just staying home and enjoying the peaceful solitude of my surroundings.