Sunday, April 26

It's a beautiful morning

Sometimes it's too easy to forget how lucky I am. I live in a beautiful space. This morning I got up at 5:30 or so and brewed a cup of Peet's Alma de la Tierra Organic Dark Roast coffee. Heaven in a cup.

Sally gets rid of yesterday's meal
I gave the two dogs a treat—their favorite chicken jerky fillet—and let them go outside and do their thing elimination-wise.

Yesterday it had rained a whole lot so the ground was still very wet. I grabbed my camera and went out just after the sun came breaking over the scene and creating wonderful shadows and highlights. Early morning is a fascinating time since it brings out so much more to grab my attention and differentiate the foreground from the background. And with everything being freshly soaked the colors were intensified.

Soon the weather will change to its usual hot for the summer. Since I was born in the San Joaquin Valley, I am used to heat and love to shed all the heavy winter clothing and run around practically naked, or at least as close as our society will tolerate. Natural Tom, I think of it as being. It's nice to be in a place where near-naked is okay and doesn't upset too many people. Karla's gotten used to my proclivities and I love her for it.

Life is good.


Susan said...

Natural Tom, huh? So are you Unnatural Tom in the cooler weather?

Tom Hurley said...

Not Unnatural Tom, just Tom.