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The world I live in

The world I live in is far, far different than anything I thought or expected it might be when I was growing up. Today's proof of that is that a dragonfly just spent most of a minute perched on the edge of my laptop screen.

I'm sitting on my back deck, working on a client project, with music I like in the background and the squirrels raising a racket in the trees. The entire notion that I could make what passes for a living under such idyllic circumstances was well beyond my childhood comprehension.

This isn't my everyday existence. But it is my existence this afternoon, and that is a fine thing, indeed.

One CD ended and I'm now on to the next. And so it will be with work and everything else.


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Aug. 23rd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
It's really nice when nature and technology peacefully co-exist. We like to sit in our garden and look across the Fens and watch a large assortment of bird and animal life. I'm going to miss this. We'll have to do something to create this sort of idyllic scene wherever we wind up in the States.
Aug. 24th, 2008 12:41 am (UTC)

I'm quite honestly not sure what sort of world I thought I'd be living in when I grew up, although I'm quite sure computers didn't figure in my personal space. Typewriters and copy machines did, though. So it's a change in degree, I think.

I've had similar wonderful moments on our upper terrace, with the garden out there, and a laptop in front of me. But we've hit a hot humid spell, and I am much happier to look at nature through the windows in the front office, where I can literally overlook the horrific weeding job that awaits when fall finally sets in.
Aug. 24th, 2008 01:43 am (UTC)
The entire notion that I could make what passes for a living under such idyllic circumstances was well beyond my childhood comprehension.

I will mention again what a warm and welcoming environment you've created here in your idyllic surroundings.
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Many thanks. 'Twas created with much help. Many thanks for that, too!

It's nice to have you here.
Aug. 24th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
What kind of dragonfly?

Aug. 24th, 2008 05:42 am (UTC)
A fairly dainty one with iridescent blue eyes and head. Its wings were nearly transparent and outstretched. Its head and eyes were closer to me than the rest of its body, so I'm afraid I can't speak accurately about the coloration or patterning on it. I just kept staring at that blue, and admired how it grasped the edge of the laptop's screen.
Aug. 24th, 2008 02:44 pm (UTC)
You just enjoy that. I saw a rabbit yesterday, dashing through someone's yard. There's a trio of little flowers in the back yard that have three yellow petals and one velvety purple one. I've been taking pictures of them.
Aug. 24th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC)
Nothing says life is good like a dragonfly. Unless you're a mosquito, I suppose.
Aug. 24th, 2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
When I'm at my computer, I face the sliding glass doors (across the living room) where I can see the birds and squirrels at the birdfeeder and fountain, plus occasional cats and dogs. Shiva will sometimes try to stalk a bird, but he's inside. This is as close as I get in the condo, but I like it.

I used to see feral cats, rabbits, and occasional other small wildlife, but the coyotes came down the green ribbon around the branch and ate them. The coyotes have moved on; I hope our little wildlife will come back.
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