On our patio we rest with a glass of iced tea.
We take a good look around and call it, "surveying".
We seek the shade and wish for rain.
We think about a new table and chairs but reminisce about the 26 years we've had this set.
We appreciate the flowers that grow in the heat and
cuss about something eating the hibiscus and sweet potato vine.
On our patio, we listen to the locusts and tree frogs.
We let some of the stress fade away.
And we remember that we are blessed to have a beautiful home and each other.