Looks Warm This Evening?

I woke up at sunrise yesterday, grabbed my pillow and comforter, padded quietly out to the hammock on the deck, and snuggled down in hopes for another hour or so of slumber.

I may have drifted off for a moment. Not long. I realized that my little blanket wasn't going to keep me comfortable in the cool moist dawn air.

Easy answer, you say? Just pad back in and grab another blanket?

Nope!

The sprinklers came on and surrounded my one dry spot with more cooling splatters of water. They don't call them rainbirds for nothing.

So, I just wrapped myself up, waited, and shivered. I listened to the birds waking up - so it wasn't time wasted.

If you take a look at the right side of the photo, you can just make out that the net is still on the pond. It will probably be a few weeks before the water lilies provide the fish protection from the marauding King Fishers and Giant Herons.

As for other news, I'm just waiting for that call from California - where I'll be heading for the arrival of our 10th grandchild.

Do you think we need a net set up to discourage the storks, too. (I'm making myself laugh.)

Comments

foam said…
no no ..
no netting of the storks ..
one can never have too many storks...
as long as one can hand the kids back ..
Kaycie said…
Ten grandchildren?! My mother is so jealous. She has only my three.

Your yard is so lovely.
wendy said…
How fun to nap in the hammock and listen to morning sounds. More fun to be warm and do the same.

"Net to discourage the storks" had me laughing also. LOLOLOL.

I have a little something for you over at my blog, my friend!

What part of California are you heading for?
MarmiteToasty said…
Wow, there is no way your old enough to have 10 grandkids......

Storks, I thought babies were found under gooseberry bushes..

x
Jeanette said…
Gday Pamela.. Nice back garden . the hammock looks very comfy.. but ill stay snug in bed till its time to get up.. Storks hehehe im a nan of 12...
Cher said…
My mother told me she found me under a cabbage leaf. LOL. Stork netting! You could make a bundle selling that!
Peter said…
The hammock looks bathed in lovely sunlight in the photo.
11 grand kids but only 2 great grandies yet.
heather said…
That made me giggle.
Another little one eh. Congrat's. We have 13 biological and 4 from a second marriage. Had me laughing about the stork as well.
I forgot to say that it was interesting to see where everyone said babies come from. In our family it was out in the pumpkin patch.
Moi said…
ooh, even though it was chilly, it sounds wonderful, lying there, listening to the birds and sprinklers as the sun comes up. mmm.
Vicki said…
that sounds like my kind of morning. Love it!! The sprinklers made me laugh.

I seen a Painted Bunting in my backyard last week!! Never seen one of those in Oklahoma. I thought of you cause of your bird watching.
Karmyn R said…
You will need more something stronger than netting to stop the storks from that house.
Junebug said…
My first grandbaby is due any day now. I like your hammock.
Congratulations on #10.

I've enjoyed catching up with you, today. My class 1961, gets together every month with a fifth Saturday, for lunch, in the old hometown. I keep in touch with several classmates.

I love your "sign" photo!:-)
ChrisB said…
I was looking at one of those hammocks at the garden centre a few weeks back. I nearly persuaded Embee to buy one but we don't really get enough good weather.

I would love more grandchildren but I am very thankful for the three I already have.
grammy said…
How exciting!! Can't keep the stork away. Isn't it great when we crack ourself up (o: I have two children unmarried, so I guess it will be awhile. My son with the 4 girls has taken care of things, so no more from that family (o:
I am not sure if I could have stayed out there and froze to death. I hate being cold. Glad you had that morning experience though.
A Spot of T said…
I've always wanted a hammock but have always been too scared I was going to get all settled in and the darn thing flipping over on me. My luck I'd get wrapped up in the thing and held upside down with the torture of water spraying in my face. What a headline that would make...Woman dies from hammock water torture.
Shelby said…
oh I wanna sleep on a hammock and have 10 grandkids to dote on.
love that...

and -- ahem -- WHERE in california? close enough to visit?
Gaynor said…
I am very jealous! I don't have anyway! What do these kids do? I could give them a lesson or two!! All the best for the coming weeks Pam.
Desert Songbird said…
Another grandchild? How exciting!
lisaschaos said…
10?! Wow! Lucky you!!

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