The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.
~ Sharon Ralls Lemon
If we were having coffee, tea, wine, beer, water, or any other beverage (or no beverage at all), I’d be delighted to see you again. Hugs if you’re amenable to them. Come on in, grab whatever you’re drinking (we are well stocked with drinks around here), and let’s take ourselves out to the porch for a sit down and a chat. Rain has finally come to visit us here on the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, and it’s cool and pleasant on the porch. We can watch the hummingbirds from there, too, who appear to be enjoying the rain as much as I am.
How are you? What have you been doing lately? Have you gone on any trips? Visited with friends and/or family? Danced in the rain? Listened to good music? Enjoyed any good books or films?
As you can see, I went to the beach yesterday. My sister-in-law is visiting for a few days, and we decided to spend the afternoon on Assateague Island. M had to work so it was just us gals. We had a great time, and she won’t go home complaining that she didn’t get to see the horses. In fact, we saw quite a bit of the horses. A small herd of them came strolling over the dunes and down to the beach to see what the people with bags and blankets had to offer. They marched right over our beach blanket. There was no reason for the horses to stop as we didn’t have any food and didn’t leave our bags for them to look through.
The poor women next to us were raided a couple of times although I doubt there was anything left to eat after the horses finished their first sortie. They do a pretty thorough job of searching through and opening bags. The wise thing to do is to pick up your bags when you see the horses coming. They can’t tell if you have well-wrapped food or not in your bags and will inspect them by tearing everything out if you leave the bags for them.
If we were having coffee (or whatever), I would apologize for my half-hearted attempts at blogging of late. I don’t know if I’m burnt out on blogging or just generally burnt out on socializing. I haven’t been in the mood to write, share photos, or do much at all online.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I’ve been taking a lot of walks, sometimes with the camera, sometimes without. I’ve been riding my bike occasionally and swimming in the pool. I’ve been reading, sometimes books, sometimes magazines, sometimes an article or two that I bookmarked online to read at a later date. I’ve been meditating and doing yoga. I’ve been cooking, cleaning, and organizing. I’ve been learning Italian for the fun of it.
And sometimes I sit and do nothing at all.
Now that my sister-in-law is here, I’ve been busy with other things. Going to the beach, walking on the boardwalk at Ocean City, eating out, enjoying some wine or beer, going for bike rides, and sitting around chatting. We walked out to the dock today, just before the rains came, to enjoy the breeze and watch the fish in the creek jump and splash.
And oh, the rain!! What a beautiful thing it was to feel those first rain drops. I did a little dance to give thanks and the rain gods must have appreciated my appreciation because they sent us a little over two inches of rain. The trees were swaying and dancing, too. We are due for some more rain later in the evening.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I might retreat for a little while after my sister-in-law leaves on Monday. The weather is going to be beautiful, and I want to spend as much time outdoors as I can now that the oppressive heat and humidity are being swept away. I want to sit in the woods for a few hours and enjoy the company of the trees. I want to go out to the dock and see who flies or swims by. I want to take my bicycle out and explore some more of the back roads. I want to commune with the flowers in the gardens and meadows.
If we were having coffee, I would thank you for stopping by for a visit. I always enjoy our chats. Stay for as long as you like. I’m thinking about going for a swim before the next round of rain moves in. Join me if you feel up to it.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂
This post is in response to Part Time Monster’s #WeekendCoffeeShare. Put the kettle on, start the coffee maker, open a bottle of wine, or whatever your preference is, and join us. I’d love to hear all about what you were up to this week.