Friday, March 4, 2011

An Evening in Spring

The sun set over the lake streaking the clouds with brilliant orange and lavender and aqua accents.  Jenny and her mom sat on the back porch listening to the frogs and the crickets.  

"This is a perfect evening" said Jenny's mom.  "Do you know what would make it more perfect? asked Jenny. 

"What's that?" 


Written for Magpie Tales and Friday Flash 55


  1. Mikes HARD Lemonade for me please.:P
    Loved the photo, Loved the text!
    Most excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing today, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  2. ...As He SCREAMS


  3. I love that pic, incredible! & I could go for some lemonade too!

    Rockets and Wings is my 55 this week.

  4. Awww! So sweet, Linda! Looking forward to some of those lovely summer evenings...

  5. Ahhhh, so sweet. I thought she was going to say 'a hug." But lemonade rocks too!

    Just lovely. And yes, the sky is so AMAZING these days!


  6. I liked this 55. It made me remember when I was kid and sitting on the porch. We often had sweet tea and I mean SWEET. I watched my mom make one day and couldn't believe how much sugar went in the tea.

    Just add one thing. As I grew in the South, women were not allowed to cuss. When I was a kid, when something happened that made my mom mad, she call out "Sweet Honey in Tea." It took me ages to realize what she was saying without saying:~)

    BTW -- that's a cute picture of otters:~)

  7. I love this! My daughter is 15 now, but she still believes that lemonade makes everything more perfect (We just had some last weekend-and it was snowing!)

  8. nice. i am drinking a glass of lemonade right now...sounds like a peaceful moment...

  9. G-Man- Wow, two comments. I guess you really are ready for Spring!

    Austin- Thanks! Umm, tasty.

    Talon- I think we are all anxious for Spring. I know I am, even though Winter wasn't all that bad here.

    Jannie- Ah, a hug would be nice, but I was keeping the Magpie theme with the lemonade. I do love a good sunset.

    Sara- That is interesting about the sweet tea. In my experience it used to be difficult to find sweet tea in Florida in the restaurants. It is still rare in New England.

    Valerie- Thank you! Lemonade, done right, is a delicious tonic. It doesn't matter if it was snowing. I make soup in the summer. Who cares. Thanks for visiting.

    Brian Miller- Pour a glass for me?

  10. giggles...

    love the ending line.
    well done 55.

  11. Yes, there is something about lemonade.

  12. This post and photo made me realize it really is just around the corner!

  13. Oohh.. Yummmyy!!
    The picture and the words seemed to just gel with each other perfectly!!
    Yes, a lemonade would do for me too.. if you please :)

    An excellently refreshing Magpie+55!!!

  14. It sure is getting close, isn't it! Lemonade, sun, spring. Ahhhh!

  15. And make it Pink Lemonade -- to match the sky! :-)

    Those spring evenings are special. I love them because we're shedding the effect of winter and the fair weather is ahead. They are delicious.

  16. Please feel free to share 1 to 3 poems with our potluck poetry today, first time participants could use old poems or poems unrelated to our theme, Thanks..
    Happy Monday!

    love your blog, your wriitng is impressive!

  17. Sorry I was slow getting back here on this one.

    Jingle- Thanks.

    Monkey Man- It's that special summer tonic.

    Linda- Yep, less than 2 weeks. Flowers and trees are coming out here.

    Kavita- Thank you. One glass of cool lemonade coming right up.

    Katherine- Amen!

    Davina- They are delicious, but also rowdy and unpredictable. We've already had our first thunderstorm on the last day of Feb.

    Tess Kincaid- Coming right up!

    Jingle Poetry- Thank you.


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