Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Morning light

The forest around my cabin dried out a bit yesterday and will dry even more today. I’m enjoying not getting soaked feet or hearing a squishing sound when I take a walk. Sometimes it’s the littlest things that make me the happiest.

It’s not just me that feels happier when I can comfortably get out and about. Even the chickens seem happier. They were thrilled last evening just to take a dust bath in the dirt. Everything from groundhogs to rabbits to white-tailed deer were out last evening, too. So I’m pretty sure it’s not just me that’s happy to see the rain end for a while.

Last evening, the twilight lasted until late, the sky holding some level of paleness long after the time I was used to because the cloud cover was gone. This time of year, going a week or two without seeing a clear sky makes a big difference in how long the twilight lasts. When the sky finally does clear, it’s as though the evenings are an hour longer. I know that’s not true, but it feels that way.

The sunshine this morning was most welcome too, even if the light outside my bedroom window at 5 a.m. looked the same as the light at 5:30 a.m. on a cloudy day. I can get used to that.


Cathy said...

Ah yes, it is a lovely time of the year. Nice to have the windows open at night, except when Mr skunk walk through the yard. Whoa he or she was potent last night.

jeannette said...

I don't mind the squishing sound, but wet feet means ultimately getting chilled! That's what I mind:)
I can relate to little things being important!

Carolyn H said...

Cathy: last night Mr. Fox walked past the chickens and that set off a ruckus--first 8 chickens all hollering at the top of their lungs, followed by 2 dogs. I'm surprised you didn't hear it .

Carolyn H.

Carolyn H said...

Jeanette, it's not the sound of the squish that bothers me as much as the feel of the squish in my shoes. Yuck!

Carolyn H.