Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Summer night in the Cul-de-Sac

Last evening we had my brother and sis-in-law over. What fun to be able to sit outside and visit. We get the afternoon shade on the side of the house our doors are on so by mid-aft it's a lot cooler on that side. There was a bit of a cool breeze but it was the perfect evening to just enjoy. We don't have a deck built yet (last summer was our first and we only got the turf laid) and will wait until next spring to start on that. In the meantime I've put out planters of flowers and we sit on lawn chairs and swing.
So, now that school is out for summer break, I'm noticing more parents, kids and us "older" folk staying out longer to drink in summer evenings. As the sun starts going down our neighborhood lights up with the soft glow of moon lights, candle light, lanterns and torches. Now where did we put that mosquito zapper???