Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Summer's Golden Coin

The elements of a fine summer afternoon are in place, wide fields, wooden fences and blue skies that seem to go on and on forever, waving meadow grasses and buttery wildflowers, whirring grasshoppers and chirping crickets.

A little wind flutters through the trees behind us, and way off in the distance, a red-winged blackbird is trilling its pleasure in the day, a song of praise if I ever heard one.

Almost everything Beau and I need is here. All that is missing are cicadas and their raspy songs, but it will not be long until they too put in their annual appearance and grace our rambles for a few weeks. It is certainly hot enough for them!