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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Lazy Sunday Mornings

Thank god for lazy Sunday mornings, when the sun is dappled across the slats in the windows, tapping on the filmy curtains, and telling us that it's all right if we want to come out on a beautiful Florida morning, but it's all right if we want to sleep in a little more.

The windows, open a slight crack, bring a faint breeze and the scent of fresh earth and overnight rains.

Roseate spoonbills and white ibises graze on the lawns, eagerly snapping up the insects which have risen to the top due to the rain and early morning dew. Squirrels frisk through the trees, running down the electrical lines and chasing each other about.

The mourning doves call out, and their cries could break your heart if you didn't know that they were mourning for nothing at all. Wild peacocks in the distance sound like frightened children, calling to one another: How did you sleep? Are you OK? Have you found anything tasty yet?

Dogs, energized because This is The Special Day and their owners are still at home, yap excitedly at the birds and squirrels and tear about the backyards in an endless session of tag. But even they are more leisurely in their endeavors, as if to say "I have all day. I'll get you eventually."

Hardly any cars go by. They slumber, like their owners.

Trees remain still except for their leaves, which flutter in the occasional breeze.

And for a moment, just for a moment, all seems right with the world.

16 comments:

Mr. Fabulous said...

What a perfect post for a tranquil Sunday morning.

Thank you!

Daniel Hoffmann-Gill said...

I'm with you on the Sunday morning thing.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful.

R2K said...

Those birds look great. I miss florida, wont be back until this fall or winter.

michelle said...

We slept in today. Only because little man did, but hey I'll take it!

Reverberate58 said...

So wonderfully written. We too slept in today and it was nice! Your pictures are great and capture your mood very well! Happy lazy Sunday!

Senor Caiman said...

Saur,

Those sea gulls keep gettin bigger and bigger. Whenever I get a hot dog at the Palm they swoop down and try to steal it but I do love that song they sing as they watch me eat the hot dog.

Badoozie said...

have you been drinking?

Notsocranky Yankee said...

I never get to sleep in...

Fred said...

I think I'll take a nap. I want to slumber, too.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Fred, good idea! I can never sleep during the daytime, though I can sometimes sleep in as late as 9 AM (but it's rare)

NotSoCranky, that's cuz you're the mom of young kids. ;o)

Susie, what? I hafta be drinking to paint a nice scene? You want me to be bombastic all the time?

Senor, I think the Palm Pavillion's got that clear wire that's strung across it. No seagulls there, right? And you thought I was going to fall for it. ;o) You should be hanging out at Gators!

Reverb, Thanks, hon! And to you and yours!

Michelle, isn't it great when they start sleeping in a little???

Alex, I didn't know you were coming down at all! We'll have to get together!

Kathleen, well, it beats the usual diatribe, I guess. :D

Daniel, isn't it nice when we agree on something? It's as rare as a Ming vase! :D

Mr. Fabulous, thank you. Goodness knows that YOU need that tranquil Sunday! I can't wait to see the publicity you're about to generate.

The Lazy Iguana said...

I got you SO BEAT! It is now 5:26 PM. I have NOT YET decided to get up. I have not even taken the morning pee!

Of course, I was at work till 1 AM yesterday, and did not get to sleep till almost 6 AM. But still.

Saur♥Kraut said...

Lazy Iguana, YIKES. Those hours you keep are horrendous. :P

Jenn said...

Looks like a nice day in Florida. Actually, it is beautiful here too today, no spoonbills here though.

michelle said...

check your email

Valerie - Riding Solo said...

Loved the bird in flight photo, thank you, it's the way I like my Sunday's to go, too.