Monday, April 06, 2015

E is for...

Evening.

The sun goes down.  We might, or might not, have watched a little TV.  Husband starts looking at a few forums that he reads, I might be knitting, reading a book, blogging, or reading in some of the forums I am a member of.  (So far, we haven't met up yet in any of the forums, tho...)

Schrodinger cat, tired from her day of bird watching, mischief making, and toy mouse attacking, will wander over to one of us, usually Husband, but sometimes me, and curl up for a nap.  The room gets darker, then the lights come on.

We hear the chickens squabble for the best roosting spots.

The wild birds settle, quieting down, while the frogs 'tune up' for the evening songfest.

One of our... more... unique neighbors, salutes the evening with rifle shots.  Why, I do not know.  But it has become a sort of normal background noise, like the cars on the main road up from us.

Rudee dog snorts, grunts, and makes himself comfortable for his evening snooze.  If I listen carefully, I can hear him snore.

The house here doesn't make too much noise, but I can make out the fridge, and a clock or two ticking.

Evening seems to be a slow time at our house.  And, when you think about it, that's a good thing!

5 comments:

  1. I can so relate to your evenings... Add a couple of dogs and we could be in the same area!

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  2. Sounds very peaceful and soothing!

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  3. What a nice way to wind down and get your mind and body ready for rest! As for the person firing a rifle every evening, is he trying to scare away wildlife from his own animals? Give a warning shot or two that keeps things at bay, perhaps?

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  4. This sounds like such a peaceful and relaxing way to wind down - to enjoy the evening and prepare for what will hopefully be a restful night. Wow. I'm almost envious - even though I live in the country, in the middle of cottage country, with few neighbors and fewer "year rounders" - my evenings always seem jam-packed and anything other than stressful. Sounds like you have it worked out well :) Cheers!

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  5. You've captured a wonderful sense of place. I can close my eyes and see it.

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