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A Lazy Day of Reading

Yesterday I went for a badly-timed photo walk. I wanted to escape the gardener's noise, so I had resolved to take my walk when he got here. That is normally in early afternoon. It was very cloudy, with the sun breaking though at intervals. When he hadn't yet arrived by 4 PM, I decided I'd better go anyway. I had been prepared to leave the minute he got here, so out the door I went with my keys and camera, and then it began to lightly rain. So, of course, I had to go back for some rain gear. It only rained on and off, and very lightly, but the sky was awesome. You can also see how all the recent rains have turned the grass at the park from brown to green.

I took the photo.

As I was on my way to the park I also took a shot of the oak tree across from my house with the clouds behind me. The gardener's truck is parked in front of my house and my white Volvo wagon is in my driveway.

I took the photo.

Later that night, there was a harder rain for a while. I woke up about 8:15, but wasn't ready to start my day, so I turned over and went back to sleep until my husband's voice on the phone in the next room woke me up. I tried to turn on a tape to drown him out, and nothing happened. I took my eye shades off to see the clock and the screen was blank. Oh, no! No power. It was about 9:40. (Hubby had a watch.) He had already called it in on his cell phone, and said they expected it back by 11:30.

At 12:30 it still wasn't on, so I have spent most of the day reading J.D. Robb's Seduction in Death. I couldn't use my computers, but fortunately I didn't lose any work when they shut down. So it was a good excuse to read. The power didn't come on until 2:30. By that time I had eaten some cold chicken, apples, and gluten-free-crackers for lunch and was more eager to finish the book than use the computer. I finished the book at 5:50 and had my latest homemade soup for dinner. Now I'm working again.

How did your day go?

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scheng1 wrote on December 18, 2014, 1:23 AM

Fortunately you are not caught in a thunderstorm. I think you should have stayed at home instead of walking in the light rain.

luisga814 wrote on December 18, 2014, 1:58 AM

I am a librarian by profession. I love reading but when a weather strikes like that, I am a lazy reader also. As of this moment, I am not reading a book. I am reading lots of articles posted online.

bestwriter wrote on December 18, 2014, 3:44 AM

I thought load shedding happened only here in our country and that too in certain areas. I have a home UPS that takes care of our tv, fans, lights and computer. We do not therefore feel when the power is off.
You used your time in a nice way, as reading is your passion.

Jobeli wrote on December 18, 2014, 5:13 AM

Good shorts you took keep sharing even more

AngelSharum wrote on December 18, 2014, 12:45 PM

That was some pretty cool looking clouds you spotted.

Ellis wrote on December 18, 2014, 3:39 PM

There's rain in them there clouds....nice pic though..

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 7:58 PM

The doctor told me I should walk every day. I was too tired to walk after cooking today, so may walk a couple of blocks tonight after I rest.

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 7:58 PM

I read those, too, every day. That's why I don't like to start novels that will lure me away from that.

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:00 PM

It turns out there was some damaged cable they had to go block by block to find and replace. i know that because I crossed the street to ask when I saw two trucks from the electric company. This wasn't planned.

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:01 PM

I presume you meant shot, not shorts. Much too cold for shorts.

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:02 PM

I took many, many cloud photos. Added them to my cloud collection.

BarbRad wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:03 PM

There sure was rain in those clouds, but I'm not complaining. We need it.

bestwriter wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:05 PM

It was only a damaged cable then. That is fine but I thought you too had load shedding.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on December 18, 2014, 8:33 PM

That sounds like my luck in Chattanooga Monday. My sight-seeing plans disintegrated into ten minutes at the Cravens House at dusk, and it started raining a cold rain the minute we got there. I got a few shots in. I'm getting to them slowly.

luisga814 wrote on December 18, 2014, 10:04 PM

Yes, bad weather can affect our attitude in reading. Anyway it is more fun to read if the weather is okay :)

BarbRad wrote on December 19, 2014, 8:19 PM

When the weather is good, I like to be outside in it.

luisga814 wrote on December 21, 2014, 1:18 AM

Reading within your backyard gives added attraction in your characters in the book. I love reading.

BarbRad wrote on December 21, 2014, 3:08 AM

I will look forward to seeing them. I simply must revise and post a blog post on BookwormBuffet tomorrow. I've had it half written all week.

DorothyGale wrote on December 21, 2014, 10:20 AM

Lovely photos, and I especially liked the one of the clouds. Glad you're starting to feel good enough to be out walking a little.

BarbRad wrote on December 21, 2014, 6:28 PM

I have a cloud photo collection you wouldn't believe. We have such a sky show here when there are clouds.

suzzy3 wrote on January 4, 2015, 3:11 PM

Nothing like a good book to keep you occupied storms and power cuts are a real pain.

BarbRad wrote on January 4, 2015, 10:37 PM

Fortunately I was able to read a paperback with light from the window, so I didn't have to resort to using my Kindle.

RuthCox wrote on January 8, 2015, 8:20 PM

That sky view is awesome! It is amazing how the stormy heavens make the landscape dwindle down in size, so overpowering the sky can be. I also love that old oak tree.

BarbRad wrote on January 9, 2015, 1:07 AM

I love living across the street from that oak and having it included in my almost nightly sunset shots.