"An afternoon rest or nap, especially one taken in the hottest hours of the day in a hot climate."
Lol! If only that were my view!
I don't live in a hot climate, but I sure do enjoy an afternoon siesta anyway, especially when wrapped in a quilt. We try to get our housework or yardwork or errands done by about 2:00 in the afternoon so that we can relax, read, chat, maybe even nap a little, and watch the birds in our yard and at the feeders. It is a lovely benefit of retirement!
Earlier this week, I think we counted at least 7 different kinds of birds in the yard throughout the afternoon - chickadees, finches, blue jays, goldfinches, nuthatches, flickers, downy woodpeckers. I'm probably even forgetting some at this point. Watching them gives us great pleasure!
While visiting my mom in Arizona couple weeks ago, we were able to go for a walk at a favorite place in the city of Gilbert called the Riparian Preserve. Wonderful birdwatching opportunities there!
We saw both snowy egrets and great egrets - beautiful birds!
Back home I am liking sewing the binding on my Almost Amish quilt. I listed this as a goal on my To-Do Tuesday post, and it's almost done!
I have to say how much I like our blogging community! Every day I get inspiration for quilting and other crafts, plus meals and books, and who knows what all!
Thank you, Wendy, for the Sheet Pan dinners idea! Although I ended up making my own combination of ingredients, I did google "sheet pan dinners" and came up with lots of yummy possibilities. Here's one link: 25 Super Easy Sheet Pan Dinners.
And a few weeks ago, Colette shared a book I was intrigued with, so I checked it out from our library. Retired elementary school teachers never lose their love for children's books!
Besides being about a thoughtful topic - the loss of nature words from children's vocabularies these days - the book has beautiful artwork and is written in poetry.
I am reading aloud to a 3rd grade class next week, and I'm going to take this book with me. Thank you, Colette!
And, of course, a big Thank You! to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for hosting all of us here on Thursdays!