Today I love the mysterious fog that shrouds the bay like a layer of quilt cotton laid out to fit around the high points. I love that we got up and walked through our neighborhood and saw the inner bay from the edge of the east bluff. I love that it only misted while we were out and even though the grass was wet and my shoes and socks got a bit damp and my hair got dampened, we never had to break out the umbrella. I love that I am on the front porch writing because I couldn’t stay in the living room when I knew it would smell so wonderful out here. I love that the rain goes from steady downpour to random drops and back again, what a textured day it is. I love that this is all supposed to clear up steadily and be sunny by this afternoon and wonderfully perfect for this evening. I love days like this in spring and summer, these are the days that act like a magician’s wand, casting spells of growth on all the green things, bringing out the flowers blooms and swelling the buds on trees. I love the way the maple next door is coming on and getting ready to shade their front yard and our driveway.
Today I love that it is the first official day of dragon boating in my city and since our boat is the only dragon boat for miles around, we are the official dragon boat team of Owen Sound. I love that our valiant, plucky, stouthearted little boat is getting ready to go, waiting patiently in my driveway for her markings to be applied and soon will have her emblem up front and her roguish sentiment for those in her wake on the back.
Today I love cold cereal on warm days. I love busy weekends and how they make the week feel restful in their wake. I love that I found out this morning that we’re going walking in the morning starting today, and I loved the walk we had this morning. I love that sometimes I grumble about things because there’s a part of my brain that thinks that’s what’s expected of me. I love that often when I consider what I’m starting to grumble about, I realize I have no problems with it and in fact I rather like it. I love this day of perfect weather, from wet and rainy to sunny and bright, from moody and contemplative to cheerful and sweet.
Today I love drinking coffee on the front porch and dreaming of the bay that lies beneath the fog as the rain starts falling in earnest once again.