Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer evening on my front porch

Just before the craziness of the last couple of weeks began (and before the record high heat wave!), I had an evening to myself that I spent relaxing on my front porch.  I brewed myself a cup of Tension Tamer tea, wrote in my journal, and watched the beautiful sunset. 

In an effort to watch less TV (in my case, Netflix), I've been trying to find new ways to relax and wind down.  Honestly, this was one of the nicest evenings alone I've had in a long time!  I think I was even more relaxed than I would have been if I'd watched one of my favorite TV shows instead. 

How could you NOT find that soothing, right? :) 

I even wrote a little poem about everything: 

twilight pale pink
slight creak of my rocking chair
nothing but the poetry in the breeze
and rustle of leaves
children laugh
branches bend and sway
the air wraps me in gentle colors
puffy clouds
hint of blue
a perfect temperature
I feel my skin
it's like I'm swimming
herbal tea - sip, sip
simple joys
a leaf falls
a moth flutters
I smile

How do you relax and wind down from a long day? 

1 comment:

Kendra said...

ah, looks lovely. i want to join you on the porch next time! miss you!