Today I love early morning contentment brought about by easing into our cottage day with light breakfast on the deck. I love gentle weather going from a comfortably cool July morning and easing into a warming day. I love that we are planning to do all the things today, all the cottagey things like swimming and kayaking and all the going home things like cleaning and packing. I love that we will be back here at the cottage at the end of the week and we will maybe stay for a while longer next time. I love that the hummingbird feeder is a big hit with the local hummer population, that the hummingbirds are chasing each other around like they are wont to do, that the food in it was going down completely over a one week period but now that a bunch of them have found it the food lasts longer because they spend more time fighting over it than actually drinking from it. I love the spiral staircase here at the cottage, what an unusual and unique feature on a deck, magical and rustic and just a little bit romantic. I love that in my mind when we are at home, the hummingbirds and Nip & Tuck, the ravens, and all the other jays and cardinals and robins all fly swooping, acrobatic loops around the deck and spiral staircase, waiting for us to come back so they can entertain us.
Today I love that we have never experienced anything like when Dylan McMullin came to our dock yesterday and reached down and touched the water and got a shock, and so we all tried it and got a little static jolt as well and now we’re blaming it on Dylan’s eclectic, electric personality potential. I love that right now this day is as still as stone, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen the world this still ever before, not a leaf is quivering, and the bay is barely rippling.
Today I love the crazy cardinals whistling and clicking and chuckling song. I love the kayaks waiting for us by the water. I love the plans laid out in lists on papers on the patio table. I love knowing what we’re doing next and knowing that those plans can change if something better presents itself or if problems occur that need to be addressed. I love that plans are not schedules, but rather suggestions that we are hopeful about.
Today I love drinking coffee by the somewhat romantic spiral staircase on this still and gentle summer morning.