Saturday, April 09, 2011
One April Day
The sun woke before I did. I've been taking medication for a sinus infection and it gives me weird, continuous dreams. I sleep and wake and sleep again, the strange, detailed dreams sliding seamlessly into one another as though my waking is merely turning a page in a dream novel.
At any rate, once I was up, the sunshine and warming air pulled me out of doors. After breakfast I washed and hung three loads of laundry. Then, rake and garden fork in hand, I turned over and raked the vegetable beds. The pea fence is up, and the stick teepee for the cucumbers to climb. I found three potatoes beneath the soil, still firm and good to eat!
There was time for a walk before lunch and another after supper. I watched the sun set from my swing. I had a book but the evening was so lovely I kept looking up. A drift of woodsmoke from a neighbor's burn pile made a blue haze across the yard. Every tree trunk was painted in gold as the sun slid closer to the horizon. Birds sang an evening benediction. Finally, the lack of light and the cooling air sent me indoors. My bath towel, my pajamas and my bedsheets all smell like wind and sun. Perhaps my dreams will be sweeter tonight!