Friday, July 10, 2009

Goodnight little farm...

I love the last part of the day, when the sun sneaks below the horizon and the summer heat turns into a soft warm. Often I will wait and head out into the yard between and 8 and 9 o'clock. Last night this amazing sunset was just waiting for an audience.

It's a quiet time. The deer are out eating in the back field and the yard is saturated with the blinking of lightening bugs. The lights on the store and on the backporch emit a warm yellow glow. It's a good time for a big deep breath. It's a time when I fall more deeply in love with our little home, our little piece of the world.

It's my time. It's my Summertime. Do you have a favorite time of day? Does it change with the seasons?

18 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

You did get some rain last night, huh? It wimpered out by the time it got down to the coast...as usual.

I have been loving the mornings here lately...cool and not humid, but the evenings are usually my favorite as well.

Marcia said...

Those are gorgeous colors in the sky! Your farm looks very enchanting at nightime. My favorite time in the summer are mornings, around 8am, with a cup of coffee out on the porch. It does change with the seasons, in the fall and winter its the afternoons, curled up on the couch reading.

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

I love those rare mornings when I'm up before St. Michael, I don't have to go anywhere, and I'm not too sleepy to read or write . . . THIS morning was perfection!

(And "cool and not humid"? I need to visit wherever "Living on the Spit" is! I was out at 4:30 this morning, and it was STILL sticky here!)

Songbirdtiff said...

I do love being out in the summer evenings. Once the sun goes down it's usually pretty tolerable.

As always your photos are beautiful.

glenda said...

Boy, what a beautiful shop that will make, what I wouldn't give for something like that, good for you, count your blessings, 20,000 of us out here in blogland are coveting that little building right on the road, I really enjoy reading your blog...Awesome!!!

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh how that little gas station and store front reminds me of the movie 'Fried Green Tomatoes'. Will you be serving them at your house?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Michele said...

What beautiful pictures...

I would love to be able to go out and watch the sunset and the lightening bugs...but I'd get eaten alive by mosquitos...yuck!

Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy your beautiful weather!

Hugz,
Michele

Carrie said...

Beautiful I want to live in your general store lol!

blushing rose said...

Love you pics ... the horizon is breathtaking, the store is darling. TTFN ~Marydon

Farmchick said...

Thanks for stopping by--you are right--we are both enjoying amazing sunsets--from very different parts of the US! :)

I love early mornings with the birds chirping and evenings...all year round but most especially in the summer.

Have a wonderful weekend.........:)

Becky said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the store.

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Each season has its charms, and summertime is the feeling of being carefree and unencumbered, and like you, I feel the sunset in the country is something to be savored and your farm is especially dear and sweet at that time as you've shown us here. I loved your photos, especially of the old store!
XOXO
Joni

DownBranchRoad said...

Fall is my favorite season. Here in the mountains of KY it is a beautiful time of year.
I love your blog and the old store tugged at my heart. I was raised in country stores. ck out a few of my collections on my blog.

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Ohhh I love your time of day. But I also really love this time--an early, sunny Saturday morning in Portland. The perfect kick off to the weekend, hope you have a great one too!

Brenda said...

Kim, these photos are exceptional! I love the sunset and the one looking up at the house. Gotta love the old gas pump! I'm more of a morning girl. Love to get up and do the pet chores and have my cereal and coffee. Get online, turn on the water fountain for my background noise. Start visiting my blog friends!
Brenda

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Warm summer nights are my favorite! I could trade all my winters for them :)

Hugs,
Dena

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

P.S....I am in LOVE with that gas pump!!!!

D

Rambling Girl said...

Well it use to be the summer when I was much younger but the older I get the more I love Fall and the decor that goes with it! Love your pics of your summertime farm!