When the weather turns decent here in Minnesota (could be between April and June) I love sitting on my porch. It faces West so at night, when it quiets down, dinner is done, the boys are doing…whatever it is they’re doing, I love taking a book outside and just hanging out.
I’ve been known to sit out there until the wee hours of the night, book in hand, just enjoying the beauty, the quiet, the stillness. We’re out in the country and I love the swaying of the trees, the sound it makes as the wind passes through gently. The birds flying here and there. Squirrels running from tree to tree.
I can watch the sun set over the trees and it’s always a spectacular sight. I never get tired of it. Once night comes, I have bug light bulbs in my porch lights and they keep the bugs at bay. I slather myself in bug spray because I want to hold on to those moments for as long as I can!
These nice days don’t last long here and I feel when I’m outside, I’m soaking it all in, hoping I can hold onto the memory as we slip into our cold weather again.
This weeks writing prompts I had to choose from:
1.) Write about a time you were forced to step out of your comfort zone.
2.) Time for a break! Show us where you go for quiet time.
3.) You know you’re a Mom when…
4.) Dig out your high school yearbook and share a message a friend wrote that stands out to you.
5.) Share something you learned embarrassingly late in life.