Sunday, July 06, 2014

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

After Friday's nearly 24 hour deluge, the sun came out yesterday and today and these may be the finest days we've had this summer.

We spent a very quiet (literally and figuratively) 4th of July. Hubby was on call, so we made no plans, and because of the storm, our town cancelled its fireworks display. So the past few days have been gentle and relaxed. This morning I got up before the rest of the household. Both college-aged spawn have been staying up like the nocturnal creatures they are and sleeping in late into the morning, and hubby spent the night in the operating room in an emergency case, so I had the morning to myself.

I slipped out of the house and went to visit a dear friend who lives a few towns over. We had a lovely breakfast and then went for a walk around her neighborhood, enjoying the sun, the blue sky, and the birdsong.

The daylillies, what I like to think of as the fireworks of summer flowers, are bursting new blossoms open each morning and we found wild raspberries just starting to ripen. There are turtles and koi in the pond on the property where she lives.

Just a quiet walk with an old and dear friend and it was a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

How easy it is to forget.

Won't You Be My Neighbor? by Fred Rogers

It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood,
A beautiful day for a neighbor.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...

It's a neighborly day in this beauty wood,
A neighborly day for a beauty.
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?...

I've always wanted to have a neighbor just like you.
I've always wanted to live in a neighborhood with you.

So, let's make the most of this beautiful day.
Since we're together we might as well say:
Would you be mine?
Could you be mine?
Won't you be my neighbor?
Won't you please,
Won't you please?
Please won't you be my neighbor?

Enjoy your day, neighbor! And thank you for being part of my neighborhood. 

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