Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Popular Place to Be

Finally, sunshine warms the face of our cooler mountainside terrain and the robins have come!
The presence of Spring can no longer be denied when birds trill morning, noon and night;
and mosquito's swarm in all the damp hollows.
Here at Marvel Hill we aim to entertain more birds than mosquito's.  Perhaps especially
the mosquito-eating varieties of bird :-)

This week heralded the first heat of Summer.  Spring and Summer seem to arrive hand in hand,
and they show up all at once here in North Idaho.  As the green leafs out, flowers burst forth everywhere
and without much prior notice all my bugletts excavate their swim attire. Rainbows irrupt in the form
of gaudy beach towels and colorful clothing, and soon all vacant inches of the porch rail will be filled with
things needing to dry out.

Can it already be?

This weeks discovery:  The porch.

I spotted this upon my rather slow rising this morning.  My breakfast-maker served granola and yogurt in
the sunshine.  "Soaking up the vitamin D"  they say.

And then there is the new "wading pool". A sturdy new fixture that Daddy approves and which (apparently)
doesn't require aforementioned swim attire.  in fact, I believe number 6 took a dip after breakfast while yet
in pajamas!

What's life though, if not to live!

The porch has been a bright cheerful place for my coin collector to sort pennies lately.

I believe he found some good ones :-)

That Mr. Bryce... parking all his "Bikes" in a neat row - backed in, no less!

I see a lot more of this in my future.  Girl talk while soaking up the vitamin D :-)

Our porch faces due South.  It is a morning and evening porch.  Not too desirable in the middle of
even a warm-ish day.  The sun really beats down on this southern exposure at noon.
That's the time for deep shade - maybe under a ceder?

But for leaning over the rail at dusk to purvey  the sloping backyard view, perhaps a refreshing glass in hand
and a friend for sharing it all with - perfecto!


Jana said...

Love these pictures!! Isn't spring/summer (spummer??) lovely? I especially like the pic of Bryce's "parked to egress" bikes. :) what a little man.

Marie said...

Such a sweet post! You have a beautiful family :)

Rebekah said...

Wish I was there to enjoy a spring day with you all,to talk and visit!Love your pictures and your place.Hope all of you have a wonderful week!!!!!

Cinnamon said...

I'm so glad summer has come to your sweet home in the woods. What a difference some sunshine makes. So much more can be done outside when it's a beautiful day!

We eat outside most every summer day. A bright blue blanket that has plenty of signs of being used worn into it.

I think the ants in our yard looks forward to our visits as much as the ticks do :-/

I love your new header photo. Beautiful!

Soak up some Vit D for me today. I am stuck inside with allergies for a couple weeks :-/


Sally said...

Perhaps the colder winters makes the warm days even more delicious when they arrive :o)

Sally said...

Perhaps the colder winters makes the warm days even more delicious when they arrive :o)

SarahS said...

Wow! That smile of Clay's looks just like yours! :D