I woke up feeling pretty Zen about everything this morning. I got some extra sleep, made myself some manual-drip Finger Lakes Roasters coffee and settled on the porch with my hero Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian to do some meal planning.
Cherokee Purple, so I had to get another one.)
Puffins with strawberries from our strawberry patch. So delicious!
We also have quite a lot of birds visiting the feeders. Mostly we have sparrows, goldfinches, house finches, cardinals, chickadees, blue jays and mourning doves. Occasionally a red belly woodpecker will make an appearance, like the other day. Yesterday and this morning I also heard a hermit thrush calling from somewhere out behind the house. That was pretty cool. No humming birds yet, but I think I got the feeder out early enough that we might get some later. We have a honeysuckle bush that was a big hit last year, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
I love days like this. I would much prefer to put off my errands and other household tasks for another day, but I think if I do I'll be way behind. I want to have next week free and open. :)