There are days when you are reminded why you love where you live, this is one of those days for me.
As I sit on the patio under the shade of an umbrella and gaze across this pretty view, I fully appreciate the warm climate I now get to live in daily. Sure there are times when the Oklahoma weather can be terrifying, but they are far outweighed by the advantages of the majority of days being like this. Hot or warm, breezy, not humid and sunny. As a Brit used to less than perfect weather, you just can't beat it!
These are very much the languid days of summer now and I fully realize how blessed I am to be out of work for two months so I can enjoy them. Cal Jo is a fan of warm weather too, she likes nothing better than to laze on the bench in the shade soaking it all up, as I work away. She just about manages the occasional excursion to the bird bath for a drink!
My plan for the summer is to write and take photographs, the two things I love to do and find so rewarding. Yesterday I was given the go ahead on five new articles for Powder Room Graffiti, so today I am sat here working on the first one.
And when I just need to go over my ideas or think through things, this is where you'll find me. Under the Maple tree swaying in the hammock, with a cold drink to hand - life is sweet.