I left work early today and came home to pick up my husband for the journey we take every two months to his doctors in Baltimore.
And my gosh, (or as Christine would say, “golly day”) was this ever a beautiful day here in Maryland. As I drove home, the scent of the wild roses that bloom along the roadside wafted in my open windows making me smile. He wasn’t ready when I got to the house, so I sat on the little back porch in the shade and had a bit of lunch and drank some homemade raspberry iced tea.
George came outside with me and laid on the big stone step and we had a big view of the backyard. The picture below was our view but it was much earlier in the day and this was taken one recent evening.
And as we sat there, we watched the birds flying from branch to branch in the big backyard, and listened to their sweet sounds. Every time a little breeze blew, spent blooms from the very top of the black locusts trees drifted slowly to the ground.
And I thanked God for bringing us to this lovely place for my husband to heal.
The trip to the city was the usual, with me doing the driving and I know the way by heart. I’ve been doing it nearly five years now. And while we waited to see the doctor, I thanked God again that we were so close to one of the best hospitals in the country.
Driving home, through the traffic and the noise of the city, and finally flying on 95 and then landing in a sticky traffic jam, I remembered that little vignette in my yard and it calmed me some.
In my mind, I could hear the backyard birds twittering, and see the buttercups swaying and I could almost smell the scent of the wild roses again. I couldn’t wait to be home.
It was interesting to read your comments from yesterday’s post about Talbots and their superb customer service. And some of you actually have worked there!
This weekend, I am going to do something special and I’ll tell you all about it later.
Until tomorrow, my friends . . .
Second and fourth photos by my husband. I’m just sayin’.