Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Longing for Spring

PJ having breakfast on the Patio
  The weather here in Oklahoma has literally blown hot and cold for the last few weeks. One day is balmy and warm, then two days later, ice and snow. If one were not expecting this weather, one could possibly become frustrated. However, after 32 years of Oklahoma weather, it's just "situation normal".

We moved here a year ago in January and when winter had given away to Spring we began to richly enjoy the beautiful weather and early summer mornings on the patio.

Breakfast was my favorite meal of the day and we often had small visitors. 

Sophie our Lhasa-Poo would check out any crumbs that had fallen and try to shoo away the very friendly butterflies. 

Joe tossed some water onto the pavement for the butterflies to drink and a slice of orange that was quickly discovered by one the butterflies. (Sophie had no interest in it) By some mysterious means the little one on the orange slice made known the presence of yummy, sugary goodness to a bunch of his buddies who came fluttering down for a breakfast of their own. 

This one on my hand found a drop of orange juice on my tray and after drinking it all, climbed onto my plate and then my hand.  This gentle little creature  made me smile and thank the Good Lord that He has blessed us with quiet enjoyment of simple things.   

I sure am looking forward to that warm morning when we can eat breakfast outside again. 

Penni Jo


Ginger Davis Allman (The Blue Bottle Tree) said...

I'm not very far away in Missouri, and we have the same sort of weather. I am awfully eager to get my deck up and running again. We spend many hours in the peaceful shade and it's a great place for morning coffee. So I understand exactly where you're coming from. Besides, we need to enjoy the spring and fall, because come summer...we sitting outside is strictly a morning or evening endeavor! We have brutal summers, for sure!

Penni Jo AKA Claylady43 said...

You are so right! Here in Oklahoma temps can go over 100+ degrees for weeks on end and early morning and evening is the only time to be outside comfortably.

Here's to a long and pleasant springtime for us both!
Penni Jo