Friday, April 03, 2009

Friday 55 & Da Count-Open Windows




Andrew Wyeth's Wind from the Sea


DA COUNT in a FRIDAY 55
(Counting the good stuff in 55 words. Let Lecram know if you've counted blessings and G-man know if you've counted words.)


The wind didn't come from the sea but yesterday was the first day it was warm enough to throw open every window in my house and air the place out. Mountain air fresh from early spring showers wafted the smell of warm, fertile earth through my windows to carry away the staleness of winter. Aaaahhh.....

30 comments:

snowelf said...

We still haven't been warm enough to technically open the windows yet, but I am so ready!

--snow

Shadow said...

how refreshing! makes me wanna do just that....

Jazz said...

everything about this post is perfect.

Desmond Jones said...

Very nice. . .

Around these parts, the wind comes from the lakes, which doesn't carry the 'salty' edge of sea air, but it's still wonderfully fresh. . .

Dr.John said...

Blessings and words who could ask for better counts?

Kat said...

Oh! Open windows!!! How exciting! I can't wait for that. Although it will be some time yet around here. ;)

Fandango said...

We dragons love fresh air but don't count so well. We had to count our entry several times.
Yours has such pretty images for us dragons stuck where it keeps snowing.

S said...

Thats a really nice painting. I love how he painted the curtains, that could not have been easy.

Hope you get to open the windows today too!

lecram said...

It works in both 55 and is so count worthy. I so know the feeling... the first rush is especially sweet. Cheers!

Mike M said...

Nice to see the 55 is still alive in great writers.

I've started a new blog. I hope to see you there:

http://inspiritone.blogspot.com/

Suldog said...

How odd. I like Wyeth, but I've never seen that one before. Or, at least, I don't recall it. I would love to see it in person. Those curtains are awesome.

Moannie said...

What a wonderful painting, I can smell the warm mountain air.

mssolitaire said...

Mmmm what a wonderful Da Count! I love that first major air out after winter! It's so refreshing and wonderful!

Akelamalu said...

It's been the same here today isn't it lovely? You captured it so well in your 55 Lime. :)

ciara said...

i love spring..the smells. love the art you added w the 55 :)

Cocotte said...

It's always great to finally be able to open the windows and not be cold...and esp. nice to let some fresh air into the bedroom of a teenage son, right???

Craver Vii said...

I already switched the front door's glass pane for the mesh screen. It's been colder than we expected, but we still had a few times of enjoying that fresh breeze. (inhaling deeply) Aaaaaaahh!

Mona said...

Nothing like warmth after a cold spell!

Voyager said...

Ahh, open windows in spring. Bliss. I loved your post below about your son's appetite. I hate to tell you this, but at age 22 my son still puts the milk and orange juice back in the fridge with only 6 drops left in the bottom. Just enough to say he didn't drink all of it.
V.

(M)ary said...

lovely! lovely! really cool.

plus, it is timely. the wind has been wicked the last couple of days.

G-Man said...

Ahhh...
Thawing Dog Crap...Worms..Dried Grass and Weeds. I do love it!
Excellent 55 Trini....
I can smell the Mtn.s now..
Have a Great Week-End...G

Mary said...

I love the smell of spring. The picture you included was perfect!

Great 55!

Jocelyn said...

I thought I'd seen Wyeth. I've not seen this Wyeth.

I think it's one of my new favorite things ever.

Outside of your really long parenthetical asides in your comments.

truckdriver_sefl said...

What a great story!!

TorAa said...

That's something we still are looking forward to here in Norway.
Agree, it's something very special when the whole house has been renowed by the fresh smell of spring. It's like the house got new life.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Lime- that image is so wonderful, I could almost feel the breeze...

tsduff said...

I feel like I've just been spring cleaned - aahhhhhhhhhh deep breath. That was great.

Fortress Guinness said...

first chance i had to open them was last week...we've had some really nice warm spring weather lately here in the NW of E...but it won't last long apparently, this afternoon i aim to stretch my legs in the garden while i can...the pub's beer garden that is...!!! hehhehheh ;) xx

Cath said...

I love how you do this so naturally. Excellent stuff. :)

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Lulda Casadaga said...

Ah, lime...fresh air. Refreshing 55! :) I've been opening mine now for a few weeks, in between a few bad days...in like a lion out like a lamb!