Monday, November 19

Some things I like...



I like the sound of storms outside when snug under a blanket...
and the smell of Christmas trees inside on the first day.
I like the light indoors in the evening on snowy days... and of course I like snowy days in general.

I like the smell of pancakes on Saturday mornings...
Saturdays in general... a day without any obligations and you know there's another weekend day behind it... (though I can't abide Sundays for some reason)

I like the smell of freshly painted empty rooms... with newspapers on the floor... especially when mixed in with the aroma of brewing coffee
and one very peculiar feeling that I absolutely relish is being trapped in a room behind large boxes or the refridgerator (like on moving day). I've read that autistic people like that too...

I like opening cans of coffee and remembering things I haven't thought of in years...
I like brand new shiny bicycles... and new tennis shoes...
I like how chocolate bars look when they're all wrapped up in shiny foil and unopened... they're almost like gold bullion



I like how the grass smells after it's cut...
I like when the bird feeder gets crowded with dozens of excited birds
I like my hummingbirds... I like everything there is about hummingbirds

I like the warm rattly sound that the fan in my electric room heater makes on days like this.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great post John!

Paula Pertile said...

I love that newly painted empty room feeling and smell too! And hummingbirds. And lots of other things on your list.

May I share one of mine? Listening to my cats all breathe and snore on the bed in the wee hours.

Paige Keiser said...

I like all the quiet sounds after 12 midnight-- the hum of my laptop, the house creaking and adjusting, my dogs snoring and yipping in their sleep. All the subtle things that disappear in the rush of loud daytime sounds.

Plus all the things that you listed (save for the sound of your fan because I've never heard it. But I'm guessing I would like that too). I *especially* love thunderstorms.

I agree, great post!

Cowboys & Custard said...

I like your Like's John.
I especially love the light that snow makes and the wonderful muffled acoustics of a snowy landscape.

Michele

Phyllis Harris said...

Your post is very comforting...

Sam said...

Lovely Thanksgiving Post!

And I agree - love the smell of a Christmas tree, and the lights when they blink at night. And chocolate bars never have much of a chance to get admired before someone pounces on them here!
:-)

Nancy Bea said...

I like this post, too.

In particular, I also love gold-foil wrapped candy and often include those objects of delicious beauty in my still-life paintings.