Today is Outdoor Wednesday, courtesy of Susan at A Southern Daydreamer.
And I’ve also been asked by Sue in Ohio, of the blog, Sullivan & Murphy, to tell 6 things about myself. So I will mix that in.
It is hot here folks. Darned hot. The kind of weather where Sago Palms flourish. But little else thrives…
1. I’m not thriving. I hate hot weather. And here I live in the thick of it. The sticky, feels-like-you-bathed-in-bubblegum heat that is terribly uncomfortable. And if you’re over 50 and of the female persuasion, look out!
I love how the fronds start out curled up like a fetus, and gently unfurl.
2. I hate to travel. Just hate it. I like to sleep in my own bed. On my own schedule. I like to wake up and go about my morning routine in peace and quiet.
3. My favorite vacation is my yard. It is a sanctuary where I can work, and then sit down and watch the dragonflies hover over the pond. I make my little place here a heaven on earth, at least from my perspective. And I don’t like to leave it.
4. I won’t swim where I can’t see both the beginning of the water and the end of it. Show me just blue sky on the horizon and I won’t stick my big toe in it. Don’t know if it’s the shark movies so popular in my earlier adult days. Or just the mere premise that I don’t “know” what’s lurking underneath. I’ll marvel at the endless beauty of the tranquil sea, take photos of it, stare longingly at it even. But I’m not going in it.
A bit of a forest out back at the moment. The cats love it. Their own private jungle.
5. I don’t like the idea of jungles. Well, I like the idea. Because I know the real jungles are havens for wild endangered creatures. But when I think of a jungle, I envision long reptilian things with massively dangerous intentions. The monkeys are cute hanging from the trees though. As long as it’s on TV or in a magazine.
6. Unlike most women, I think, I’m not a great fan of the color pink. I have pink flowers in my yard here and there. But I’m really fond of red and orange and purple. They seem more spirited colors. They have the energy of a marching band. An innate vibrancy that attracts me like they attract hummingbirds and butterflies.
Please go visit Susan for other Outdoor Wednesday participants. And see what’s going on in their little corner of the world.