Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Soaking it In {SOL 4.19.16}

This past Saturday, the weather was absolutely perfect.  The temperatures rose to the low 70's, the sky was true blue, and I was so thankful to be able to wear short sleeves outside.

I soaked in as much of the beautiful day as I could....

I planted a couple pots of flowers (that could easily be brought inside to escape a chilly night):

I dragged out the cushions for the patio furniture and added some new pillows.
Then I took the new pillows for a test drive while I read my book.
Even the dogs were basking in the glorious day.

When the sun passed over the house and the patio became shaded and cool, I moved to the front porch.  Life was just as lovely there:
I wish I could take days like this and bottle them up to save forever.

But I can't.

I realize that it is the cold, dreary days of winter that make me appreciate days like this past Saturday even more.

If every day was this beautiful, 75 degree days in April wouldn't feel as special.

10 comments:

  1. It sounds like we were both blessed with beautiful weather this past weekend. I too wish we could bottle these days and save them forever. I love getting a glimpse into your day. Your flowers a gorgeous and your fur babies are precious!

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  2. It looks beautiful! I love how you soaked in the joy of this day!! You remind me to find joy in the small joys! Happy spring!!!

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying you through this beautiful weekend. Your front porch is just lovely and I love the idea of you taking your new pillows for a test drive! We've been soaking up some sun and warmer temperatures in Maine as well and I agree that my appreciation is heightened by winter's chill.

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed accompanying you through this beautiful weekend. Your front porch is just lovely and I love the idea of you taking your new pillows for a test drive! We've been soaking up some sun and warmer temperatures in Maine as well and I agree that my appreciation is heightened by winter's chill.

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  5. Looks beautiful, Jennifer! My deck could use your touch. It's quite barren right now.

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  6. I loved this experience of living through your lovely day vicariously. Thanks!

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  7. I loved this experience of living through your lovely day vicariously. Thanks!

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  8. Wonderful blend of words and pictures to capture the weather on this perfect day. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Yes indeed, it is only because we have winter that we can appreciate spring and summer. But then it is only because we have the sweltering heat of summer that we can appreciate the cooler weather of Fall and winter.

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  10. My favorite phrase had to be taking those pillows for a test drive! Love seeing the pics to accompany your lovely day. We planted flowers on Saturday too!

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