THIS WEEK, SHOW US A PHOTO THAT SAYS “GOOD MORNING!” It could be a shot taken during your morning walk, the morning vista out your kitchen window, your cat doing a pre-breakfast stretch, or a textured close-up of your oatmeal bubbling away at the stove.
This is my morning spot, the patio looking out into the backyard. We have breakfast and lunch here, and this is also my outdoor office.
That’s my computer on the table. The bucket hold my pencils, cords, and whatever else I carry in and out. There are some plant cuttings rooting in jars, the binoculars, and a container of lizard eggs I found in a window. I think one of them hatched because there has been a tiny gecko running around the table since last night.
We collect rain water in the white buckets for watering potted plants and other uses if the water isn’t on in the house. The bananas on the floor are from the woods across the street and should be ripe in a week or so.
The closer tree in the yard is a guanabana (soursap), much loved by everyone but us so fruits are given away when ripe, much to the delight of our neighbors. The tree farther in the distance is an orange tree. There are black squirrels nesting towards the top and we enjoy seeing them as they come and go. The banana trees are from the woods also, and should have more of those red bananas at some point.
The yard behind us is Narda’s place. She loves flowers and fruits so we have a good time talking about gardening and admiring her plants and trees. She’s out quite a bit so our meals are often interrupted for a hello and a chat.
There are always birds singing, various insects visiting, and butterflies flying about. It’s a nice way to greet every day!
That photo was taken this morning. It’s evening now – dark, raining, and thundering. I’m still outside at that same table watching the rain and lightning. It’s wonderful to live in a place where the temperatures are so nice and there are so few annoying insects that you can pretty much live outside.