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Monday, September 7, 2009

RAINING and SWINGING...two of my favorite things.





I am linking to RUBY TUESDAY and with
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About 5 am, the thunder, lightening and HARD rain awakened me..
I jumped out of that soft, warm, snuggly bed....
knowing I didn't want to miss A SINGLE DROP...
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Right out to the porch I went....and may I just say that it was COOL out there....
COOL, temp wise...
and, WAY COOL because it was raining....
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I knew right away that this was another morning on the porch ...
breakfast in the rain...
It doesn't get much better than that for me..
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GRAVY !!
GOOD GRIEF, but I love it ! So does MR. SWEET...
We don't eat it very often at all but every now and then, I just seem to
wake up hungry for it.
and....sausage sure goes good with gravy.
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Our paper was stuck into a plastic bag that morning so I am sure the
paper boy knew something I didn't.....;>)
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I've been just busy enough that I hadn't paid any attention to the weather...
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Can you see that those leaves are wet?


I love it !! Yes, I do!


















This is a pretty neat olden tray that I'm using on this morning.
EBAY, of course!!
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I am thinking that this is more of a coral red rose...but...RED, nevertheless !!
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Here comes the sun...
What a fabulous rain we were blessed with.
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What a wonderful way to start my day...
GOD'S blessing of a most needed rain...
then GOD'S sunshine to nourish both body and soul...

coral red roses growing in my garden.....
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.....a good cup of DUNKIN' DONUT coffee and
sweet orange juice served in that cute little
crystal champagne glass.......
and a newspaper that is DRY,
due to the thoughtfulness of our sweet paper boy !
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AIN'T LIFE GRAND !!



60 comments:

Theresa said...

Life is grand! Happy to hear you got some much needed rain and then sunshine! Have a blessed day!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a perfect morning. I would love to have one just like it. I am really so ready for some cooler weather. Hugs,Marty

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh BJ what a beautiful morning. I so love listening to the pitter patter of the rain on the guttering, and I love the cool breeze and fresh smell that it brings with it. I could sit out there all day just listening to the wonderful sounds of nature during the rain. It brings out the best in everyone, including God's creatures. Your little tray looks so devine, and I love gravy on toast, you are my kind of gal. I have been a dunker all my life. Thanks for sharing sweetie. Such a wonderful post. Country hugs, Sherry

Mevely317 said...

Ah, you've done it now, Beej!
'Just came to indulge myself here at your warm and welcoming site ... then informed hubby, "When we win the Lottery (LOL), I'm moving to Lubbock ...next door to Jean!"

Thanks for AKK the good feelings you give this ex-West-Texan!
(Thanks, too, for the continued support ((on your side-bar)) for George W. and Laura!)

Hugs n' stuff,

Myra

Mevely317 said...

Oops ...
Of course, I meant to write "ALL", not AKK. What's that all about?!

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

What a perfect morning. Yes indeed, life is grand.
Have blessed week.
Hugs, Sue

Jackie said...

I just love the fresh smell of rain! Glad you enjoyed your breakfast on the porch. I am so jealous....I want your porch swing.

God bless.

Sandi McBride said...

That looks like a breakfast fit for a Queen! I love sitting on the porch when it rains, too...don't mind the thunder and lightening til it gets to close! Loved this post about a perfect morning!
Sandi

arkie said...

What a beautiful beginning to your day! I love your porch swing! Great place for breakfast!

Candy said...

Came by to see your blues and you have already posted your red. And some darn good food there.
I know you guys had a great time fishing, hanging upside down, and downing some pizza. FOOD, all I see is food and I'm trying to cut back.

Sheree said...

BJ - Send us East Texans some of that rain and cooler weather. It was a 93 hot one today!!!

Brenda Eason said...

Looks yummy and I would have been ready for a nap after that and then the rain. gotta love it.

Kathleen Grace said...

Good morning BJ! I just love a good rain, and watching it fromthe porch with a cup of coffee is the best way to enjoy it:>) So glad you were able to have a rainy morning on the porch with gravy, lol! Have a great week!

Marcela said...

Hi dear Bj

It is raining here too,ha
Looking at your tray and the plate I feel hungry now ;)

Have a nice and blessed day :)
xoxo

Marcela

Dena said...

Oh I wish we would get some rain out here! I can't wait to smell the sweet scent of a damp cool morning :) Breakfast on the porch sounds so perfect! Oh and I do so love gravy...even if it doesn't love me back ;)

Hugs,
Dena

maryt/theteach said...

bj, Ruby Tuesday goes up around 2:30 - 3:00 PM on Monday afternoon DST. then it stays up all day on Tuesday. Your post for RT is great! Just leave it up and this afternoon come back to my post and sign Mr. Linky and leave a comment, if you will. Thanks for participating! :)

maryt/theteach said...

OMG, BJ!! It is Tuesday!! I'll have my RT post up in 10 minutes! Oh dear! Labor Day messed me up!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB photos... yessssssss... you have inspired moi AGAIN!!! Merci! LOVE it!
ENJOY!
Fifi

Brenda said...

I'd love to come sit on that porch and have some gravy for breakfast! Growing up, we seemed to always have gravy and homemade biscuits for breakfast. Now send that stubborn rain east our way, BJ!
Brenda

~Just me again~ said...

Very cosy! I love the shots!

PEA said...

Now that's what I call a perfect morning:-) I wish my deck was covered so that I could sit out there when it rains because I just love watching it. Your breakfast looked so delicious and I just love the attention to detail you always do:-) So glad you got that much needed rain. We've been having nothing but sunshine and warm temperatures for almost two weeks now...finally having our summer weather!!! xoxo

Stacey said...

I'm so glad you got some rain! It is so needed. No matter how much you run the sprinkler it's never as good as the real think.

Breakfast on the porch looks delicious. :) I'll take gravy any time!

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Thanks for sharing!
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Dianne said...

the very top shot is stunning
dream like!!

Robin said...

What a great way to enjoy the storm, and that sausage made me hungry. You can't find decent (or any) sausage in Israel for love or money.

Becca said...

What great, bright pictures. I want breakfast at your house lol

Ralph said...

A fine gravy is a great thing, I still try to whisk a gravy, but am learning the proper proportions of fat and flour.

A wonderful looking breakfast is more of a treat when consumed in the outdoors, and especially in your beautiful homestead!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh I am so glad you got rain at last ! And the gravy looks delish ! And love the rose in the glass,your flowers are pretty !
I changed my sticky again.LOL .

salmagundi said...

Us drylanders love the rain when it happens! Great pictures. Sally

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
What a great start to the day. I love sitting on a porch and watching the rain falling. Your breakfast looks delicious.
((hugs)) Rhondi

Kitty Valerie said...

That looks like a lovely morning. Your pics are amazing. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great Wednesday,
Val

Julie said...

How adorable...you should go and check out the post I did today. It goes with yours!

I have not been able to sit and enjoy blogs for a long time...because of my sugery and the meds. I am playing catch up now!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

It never rains in Southern California..as the song goes... we can dream. It has been so hat here..but we stay inside most of the time.

I love your post, bj, so inviting and cozy. "Cozy" should be your middle name! :) I just came from having lunch with my daughter Mary, and when I saw that food all laid out on the cute tray...I could have eaten again.
It looks wonderful!
Love and hugs,
Mona

Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJ! What a lovely post! I'm so glad you got some much needed rain and sunshine! Love your breakfast and I wish I could have had some of it today! Love gravy! Thanks for popping in and be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

We're thinkin' we're coming over for breakfast at your place tomorrow morning! What a lovely day you must have had with a start like that!
Karla & Karrie

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, I love the rain too. It is a good feeling to know my plants are getting a drink. Your photos are terrific and breakfast on the porch? wonderful. Love the OJ in a champagne glass.

Hugs, Jeanne

Judi said...

Hi BJ
I love sitting and watching rain too...that would be nice to do it so early in the morning with a coffee and a warming of the heart breakfast....I don't like the rain but I do...this summer we had lots of it and there were some days I truly enjoyed the sound...the look...the smell...it sounds like you had a very blessed morning...and your newspaper was dry too...extra bonus.
have a great day
Judi

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Such wonderful photos of your porch and your breakfast! And how wonderful to be able to get so much pleasure of the small things in life. We each make life as grand as we want it to be, and I'd say you're doing a wonderful job of it. laurie

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Bj!!! I love the black , white and red. of course by now you know I do. Your breakfast looks so.. yummy!! And I am so glad you got some rain!! I have missed you!
Hugs, Terrie

Janean said...

I got all "warm and fuzzy" just looking at the great photos! Breakfast on the porch while it's raining....I'm off to see how much it would cost to cover our sun deck!!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

We were packing and on the road, most of yesterday, so I'm just now seeing this, BJ! Oh my goodness!!! What a great post. I loved all the photos!

We like our gravy too, BJ! Biscuits and gravy...oh, that reminds me, I better go turn on the oven.

Happy ODW!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi BJ!

I am laughing so hard! Not at this post but the "red hutch" post! I've been training for a new job, that has about worn this old brain out, and haven't been visiting much the last couple weeks. Plus your email about the post somehow went in my spam file and I just found it! What a cafaffle (sounds like Kay & rhymes with waffle) Any way I found the post and FOFL while reading it!! I really really needed a good laugh to start the day and you blessed me with one sweet BJ. All things work for the good!! But I must say it was fun getting a moment of glory over the awesome hutch that Rhondi has LOL!

Love this post about your breakfast in the rain. I can just imagine sitting there on your porch and the thankfulness you must have felt.

Big hugs! You're a DOLL! Sherry

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Don't mind me...I'm just back to read about the rain..again! Sigh..

Bonnie said...

What a perfect start to your day!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Morning BJ,

Glad you got some much needed rain.
Looks like a fabulous breakfast to me. I love the softly falling rain.
Looks like we might get some today.

Debbie

Debbie said...

That sounds perfect to me!

Jim said...

Hi B.J, Happy RT!
I can't decide which I like best, the rain (we finally got a little over here this part of Texas), your front porch, or the breakfast which looked soooooo good.
So I'll settle on the front porch with breakfast included.
Thank you for peeking in on my youngest granddaughter. Your granddaughter is quite cute too, how good did she get at fishing? I know she had a good teacher.
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Beverly said...

Life is good. I am so glad to hear that you received a much needed rain. Hopefully, more will come soon.

Thank you for sharing your morning blessings with us.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ....your pictures are so pretty. You are really good at this!

BJ....I love your header and the music....I have goosebumps.

Bless you,
Barb

Kathleen said...

Life is grand...and we are lucky to enjoy the simple things in life and never take them for granted...

I love your 9/11 tribute..I will never forget..every detail of that day...lost many friends that day..the endless funerals..a very sad memory for sure...

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM BJ< girl I came by for breakfast and you never disapoint me girl..Looking good my friend...Hope you have a great day girl..I'm coming back to Texas in Dec for Kyra's first BD have to be there for that one...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Mary said...

Loved every minute of this, bj. Your photos are terrific and I could almost smell that gravy. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Love Bears All Things said...

It is indeed and I love the way your porch looks. We had some much needed rain yesterday afternoon.
I like gravy pretty much myself, Honey Bear likes it more than me. I made some earlier this summer to have with tomatoes at breakfast. Does that sound weird? Well, I grew up eating tomatoes and melon with gravy in the morning.
I love me a swing. I'm wondering if there is room for one on the small front porch here at our new house. We had one of those with the frame, several years old so we left it when we moved. I've spent many a time in the swing on Mother & Daddy's porch while it rained. Thanks for giving me that memory.
Mama Bear

Riet said...

What a lovely post. have a nice day

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Sounds like you had a lovely morning.
Have a nice day, Annemieke

Betty said...

Yes BJ, life is grand. Have a wonderful day!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Only someone who also lives a drought-ridden state can truly understand the excitement we feel when those drops first start coming down! We finally had a bit almost everyday last week, but now we're back to waiting for more.

I heard the plants in the yard getting excited also, but now their back to their pitiful looking selves.

BTW, breakfast on the porch looks lovely, still a bit too humid here in Florida, but soon…

Summers Over — Not!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

I'm back already!

I noticed your #1 entry on your most wanted list and thought you might enjoy this post over at The Paris House:

MacKenzie-Childs Tour

Tell Bunny I said hello!

Nana said...

I love sitting on the porch when it rains!!!! I look out over the Great Salt Lake and it's islands. The lightning strikes are amazing!!! Plus it feels so good outside.

SmilingSally said...

You and yours sure know how to eat breakfast rain or shine.