Inspiration happens in odd places it seems.
On a rare sunny, warm day, my husband
was startled by what awaited on the front step.
Not one, not two but three snakes! My blog
took shape at that moment. Early May in our neck
of the woods is a time to observe Mother Nature’s
activities. The feeder is empty. My husband says the
birds can wander and forage food now.
That still does not stop the various shapes, sizes, and
colors from alighting on the now-empty feeder.
Amusing. My husband and I decided on a short junket to
Cazenovia where a favorite coffee shop and an
Artisan’s shop awaited. We were not disappointed.
Homemade blueberry lemonade accompanied lunch. The
coffee shop was a project between the local high school and
community. An inviting fireplace with comfortable
leather chairs beckon guests to sit and linger over
coffee and conversation. A piano awaits nimble fingers.
Local poets read their poetry aloud. Framed artwork is
hung on the walls. Cazenovia is also a college town.
The outing evoked memories of my mother and grandmother
whose birthdays fall in May. Blueberry picking and pies
both made to perfection. Spirits renewed, we returned
home after a relaxing ride home off the beaten path.
We watch our step now as we make our way to the
front porch rocking chairs where we read or greet
neighbors and inquire about school, work, health.
We wish our mothers a Happy Mother’s Day!