Back at home, I began this morning by sanding and scrubbing my sad-looking chairs. While I worked, I was treated to some lovely background music, compliments of Mother Nature.
From the little wooded ravine behind our house, a couple of wood thrushes were singing back and forth to each other. Echoing up the ravine, it is one of my favorite sounds. Hauntingly beautiful, really. If you've never heard a thrush, click on this link to take a listen.
Ah, discount paint and free music to work by. Good summer bargains, I think.
"...after all, it is the thrifty people who are generous." ~Lord Rosebery
Wood thrush photo credit: naturecrusaders