Mid-morning. 68 degrees.
Odd, for our mostly muggy Junes.
Adirondack Chair on the back deck, laptop & Starbucks
(decaf grande skim latte, please)
Cardinals and other friends
warble songs of the season.
(Yesterday, Ann caught a Blue Heron,
trying to poach fish from her pond.)
Cacophony reigns only
when trying to get the chicas
up for 9 a.m. swim practice.
One goes willingly.
The other lingers here 'til she's late,
Kids next door--2, 5 & 7--
skip & chortle & Sing Summertime Anthems.
(We remember those years--not always fondly.)
Trees shade us from impending errands.
Coral bells await hummingbirds,
who will probably visit in July.
(Her name is "Alicia," BTW.)
School's out for Summer.
School's out Forever?
(With sincere apologies to Alice Cooper)
There ain't no cure
for the Summertime Hues.