Friday, July 06, 2007

come on in

... it's far too hot out front here; let's get a cold drink and head to the back where it's shady.

I've got some cold salads and some lovely cherries in the fridge. We can have supper out here, in the fresh air. In a month or so, the wasps will be too troublesome to let us eat in peace.
There's an extra bottle of wine on the counter; there's no need to rush our meal.

Once the sun swings around, though, about seven o'clock, it's going to burn right through that hole in the treeline from where the neighbours took down their mayday tree. We can move to the far back, into the deep shade. That bush is just blooming and the smell of those blossoms is intoxicating.

And when the sun drops and pulls the temperature down with it, as it will do in the high plains, we can move around to the front where it's still a bit warmer and catch the last rays of the day.
And we can listen to the Friday Random Playlist:
Salvation - Cranberries
Run Run Run - the Velvet Underground
Hotel - Broken Social Scene
What's Happened to You, My Dearest Friend? - Another Sunny Day
Teenage Kicks - the Undertones
I'm So Bored With the USA - the Clash
L'anamour - Serge Gainsbourg
The Pines - Hefner
Single Girl - Lush
Symbol of Mordgan - the Fall


Beth said...

Oh, I'm so jealous of your fuschia plant! It's too hot here, and they die on me every damn time.

If I bring some freshly squeezed lemonade and a bottle of lemon vodka, may I come play?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I have to confess that I bought the fuschia already huge, Beth, but I love them too. They are so dramatic.

I'm waiting with the chilled glasses and a bucket of ice!

Joe said...

Wow. Wow.

I can feel the breeze almost, and smell the trees and greenery. And taste the booze, too, but I always taste that.

What a cool list--I haven't heard the Undertones in ages, and Run Run Run is one of my favorite VU songs, I go nuts every time that incredible screeching guitar solo comes in. Thanks!

Evelyne said...

For few minutes, I forgot about the fact that it's been raining almost all week long and that it will still be raining this weekend. But rain cleans the air so we should have less smog as one of my coworkers told me (have to look at the bright side of it)

Allison said...

Oh, everything looks so lovely out there!! I love the picture of the cat on the chair.

My parents garden is actually look quite nice these days as well, I'm bringing my books out to read more and more often, just have to remember to charge up the ipod too.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

it's so pretty!

i will be in calgary this weekend! keep it sunny for me!

Anonymous said...

Looks inviting! Your lovely fragrant bush is a Mock Orange. I have one almost identical in size in my yard.

I envy you some of that shade, our yard is full sun except for my spot under the gazebo canopy!

Happy Stampede!


John Mutford said...

I love the comforting, welcoming tone you struck- reminded me of the Friendly Giant when he'd rearrange the chairs with his finger at the beginning; "and here's a chair for someone to curl up on..." Ahhhhhh

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's the list that I got from the offspring's itunes, Bubs. She's got way more music (and way cooler music) than I do.
I'm pretty sure Beth brought enough lemon vodka for all of us!

I like rain a lot, Evelyne. Maybe not for the whole week, but it sure smells good and looks fresh afterward.

I do believe I actually took that picture too, Al! Me! The world crappiest photographer.
Nothing like reading outside, is there? Especially when you are laid up, except if you can't get away from the ant invasions.

Are you Stampeding, 668? Have a blast! No guarantees on the weather, I'm afraid, in fact I think you may be bringing some coastal weather with you.

Hi Blondie, welcome! Thanks for the info on my mock orange. I need you to take a look at some of my other trees, actually.
Isn't it hard having a yard with no shade? The sun is so strong here.

I sure don't mind being compared to the Friendly Giant, John. He was one of the good ones, so thanks. I guess I might have to be the Friendly Zombie.

BeckEye said...

And here I am in the city, within spitting distance of an exit off the BQE. My apartment shakes when trucks go by. And you're sitting in a floral wonderland. Phooey.

Johnny Yen said...

Nice list! Always good to see the Velvet Underground and the Clash.

Have you ever heard any of Feargal Sharkey's (Undertones) solo stuff? He had a great song, written by Maria McKee called "A Good Heart."

That backyard looks like a splendid place to spend a lazy afternoon and/or evening.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i am stampeding indeed! i am looking forward to bannock...mmmmmmmmm.

plus i am going to have pancakes this year!

phlegmfatale said...

LOVE the flowers and the blue screen door - the perfect summer picture!

Anonymous said...

looks fabulous, I'll be over

Karen said...

I'll be right over!!

Danny Tagalog said...

Bloody hell: Symbol of Mordgen after Single Girl. Now that's what I call a god finale!

mellowlee said...

That sounds like a perfect day to me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Intoxicatingly creative - kudos to you. I'm so there.

The heat is down here as well driving us to to the shade.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am spoiled, Beckeye, I readily admit that. I am surrounded by whining screaming kids, but I'll take that over trucks.

I've not heard any of his solo stuff, Johnny. I'll sure need to keep any ear out though. I always have to think of John Peel when I hear Teenage Kicks.

Good stuff, 668! I doubt I'll make it to any pancake breakfasts this year due to suddenly decreased mobility, but you never know.
I understand they ave deep-fried coke and deep-fried cheesecake at Stampede this year. You have to try them!

Thanks PF! My blue screen door makes me very happy.

Kelly, Karen, try to arrive at the same time, and I will have your drinks waiting for you.

I used the offspring's itunes for the list this week, Danny, as she has far cooler music than I do. Glad you approve!

It was a grand day till the end, Mel and then all went south. Details to follow.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oops, missed you there, Leazwell, sorry. Our heat broke last night and it was cool and cloudy all day, but now is absolutely gorgeous, clear and pleasantly warm. You're in the wrong part of the country!

Dale said...

That looks great, smells great, tastes great and reads great. I've probably started to great on you too much. I shall stop.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Dale, you could never great on anyone, especially now that you are newly returned from vacation, still giddy from drinking with nuns and smelling like the kids' table.