Twilight Garden

 

I’m lying in the hammock listening to faroff cicadas on the mountain. The ones that usually surround me are silent for now. Oops….one just started up in the yard across the street so I’m sure they will soon be joined by ones in my lot below. I snapped this shot just five minutes ago and already it is nearly too dark to photograph, but interestingly enough, when I just snapped another photo, my camera on my iPhone seems to have picked up extra light as it is just as light as this photo. The wonders of technology. At any rate, I love this time of the day. I came down an hour or so ago to mend a tear in the hammock, heard my neighbor on his porch and asked if they wanted some carrot cake. They did, so I carried over almost 1/2 of the little cake I bought for Jose’s birthday. Then when he didn’t call or come by today, I decided to just have a piece and had already decided to take half of it to my neighbors so I wouldn’t be tempted. Yolanda and Pasiano could polish off the rest tomorrow. But, as fate is prone to do, the minute I got inside from meeting David in the street outside our mutual garages to transfer the birthday cake, the phone rang and it was Jose, who was down at the kiosk at the entrance to the Raquet Club where I live, having a birthday beer with his friend. So, I jumped in my car and took them down two pieces of birthday cake, lit candles  and let Jose make two wishes. His wish was that I’d accept his bid for touching up paint on my house and repairing a crack. My wish was that he’d reduce his estimate by half. He came down 1/3. We’ll see if either of us gets our wish. Happy Birthday, Jose. And to all a good night.

 

For Cee’s FOTD

18 thoughts on “Twilight Garden

  1. Marion Couvillion

    I love the bright play of colors on your house and when the sun is just right they seem to be even more brilliant and I like carrot cake too. Lying on a hammock is a good place to eat carrot cake with the crumbs dropping to the ground to feed the ants. I did not tell you but several days back you had a repost from “duck” with the cicadas singing, when I played it, the cicadas in my yard heard it and cut loose too~! funny that they answer each other, I guess that I would too if I was just a worm for so many years and finally had a chance to talk to a mate.

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    1. Marion Couvillion

      We are in luck I found one photo of a guzzler next to my house…. I posted it in the post “Mexican Art” just after the bird bath with a description of what it is. You will note the drip from the AC and it is in a perfect place to watch the birds when I am otherwise occupied with the huge window behind my commode. Ha~!
      https://mcouvillion.wordpress.com/2021/06/03/mexican-art/

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