I was sitting on the truck tailgate while grilling some chicken. It was late afternoon and the sunlight was doing its selective highlighting . I had a good day at work and was now in my jeans (it really doesn't get any better than the jeans after a day of work attire), and I noticed the neighbor's cat stalking something.
My eye caught two bluebirds pecking in some fresh sawdust. A giant red-headed woodpecker soared in from stage right and found a tree trunk. A few obese carpenter bees hovered in front. I was aware of the intense beauty and action of nature. I looked up high in the trees as a squirrel lept along the branch highway.
A sudden feeling of gratitude; a wave really, enveloped me. All was peaceful and everything was right. God, I love those moments. Alive, awake, and aware.
I captured a few of these Carolina moments with my cell phone camera. C'mon along. It won't take long.
The first is the view from my garage while sitting on my truck tailgate.
The walkway to the hot tub. Decking constructed by moi.
And finally, the evening sun high up in the backyard oaks.
Thanks for joining me for this evening walk about the yard.