June 21 Muse

June 21 Muse – 2015

Sunday morning Coffee Muses​… it’s another overcast, warm, muggy, still morning on the back porch. Before 7am and above 80º, not the way I like my days to begin. It’s mornings like this that leave with my mountain dreams… a rocking chair on a back porch watching the fog rise out of the valley below with the temp in the 50’s… now that’s my dream morning.

I managed to make it through the email and the Facebook timeline before calling the back porch quits… hot coffee and warm porch don’t bring much real pleasure of a morning. And besides, the birds wanted it back…

I’ve got a couple of small racks of beef ribs I think I’ll throw on the smoker this morning so I’ll get enjoy the heat all morning as I “manage” the fire. The Weather Underground​ is predicting a high today of 91º… I don’t even want to think about what the “feels like” temperature will be. There is still way too much water standing out there that has to go somewhere and it usually ends up feeding the water cycle. That means it evaporates and rains back down sometime after noon.

Looking out the office window I just noticed sometime in the last couple of days the crepe myrtle tree beside the drive has sprung into full bloom…I don’t recall more than two or three clusters the last time I noticed…

Time to start thinking about breaking fast… and another pot of coffee…

June 21 Muse

 

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2 thoughts on “June 21 Muse – 2015”

  1. I just noticed the crepe myrtles starting to do their thing yesterday. There had been a few blossoms, but now all of the colors seem to be popping out. And, the cicadas are getting with it. Is it early? I can’t remember — but nothing reminds me of Houston in the summer like cicadas.

    Well, unless it’s humidity. We certainly do have that, in spades. You know it’s bad when your car keys sweat as soon as you get out of the car. 🙂

    1. My poor crepe myrtles are so old and have never done much of anything. They were here when we moved in to the old farmhouse, They probably were beautiful way back shortly after they were planted. But, the oaks grew up over them so they don’t get a lot of sun. They’re one of the smaller species so they never get any bigger. They’ve weathered storms over the many decades since they were planted, and they still look like they were just put in the ground, size wize. I keep telling myself I should put them out of their misery and cut them down to the ground…

      And then all of a sudden… They are covered in blooms again…And I just can’t do it.

      I would imagine everything is happening on time or maybe a little late. The cooler than normal weather we have been having might have slowed some things down.

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