Friday, March 10, 2006

Summer Breeze


There is a time every year when I sense that the weather "clicks." The last day of freezing temperatures, the final frost, the last real opportunity for snow. My feeling is, that day was Tuesday, here.









It frosted Tuesday morning, and the temperature was about 30. It had been around that temperature for several days prior, and I think that will be the last extended period of cold weather we will have. Call it my meteorological mastery, call it my vast knowledge of, and connection with, nature. Shit, call it a guess... which it is.




But I'm telling you, spring and summer are here to stay. The yard will soon green up, and not just in the areas where Regis pees. The trees will bud, flowers will awaken, and minds will again move toward those sweet summer thoughts... like cleaning the gutter, mowing the goddamn grass and washing the dirty-ass car.









Oh, and steak on the grill.





Damn I love summer.

17 comments:

Raynwomaan said...

That steak looks delicious! And the winter pictures are so beautiful, and I'm thankful that I'm not seeing that out my window!

We're expecting temps of 70+ here today. :P

paula said...

Dave, Mike and I will be over around 7ish. I like my steak Medium Well please!

~The Goofy Ass Chick said...

I'll need directions to your place Dave. I want a bite of that steak too!

Trinette said...

Ok, 'fess up. Who cooked that for you?

Budding Rose said...

Medium rare and covered with salt please.

Dave Morris said...

The only thing I didn't prepare on the plate were the green beans. The corn was cooked on the grill in aluminum foil. The steaks were marinated in a solution of ingredients which only I know.

I will be happy to cook a steak for anyone who is close enough to come by. Email me for directions, I am free all weekend!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You're some swell guy, Dave. I really wish I could do it.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I was going to go to bed without eating again until I saw that steak.

Heidi said...

I'm still annoyed that you skipped half nekkid Thursday. But Mmmm that steak does look good!

Spinning Girl said...

"I will be happy to cook a steak for anyone who is close enough to come by."

Ouch. You sure know how to twist a knife. Well, we cook steaks out here too. I'll just cook my own.

Raynwomaan said...

You didn't cook the tomato, either, Dave :P

Lee Ann said...

Pool looks great! Lots of relaxing summer days. Ummm, the steak looks great too. What time is dinner tomorrow?

Mishka said...

My home town growing up was like that, you could just walk outside and tell one day from the next that a season had ended and another had begun...I am thrilled this year to see spring coming.

Eve said...

Today was GORGEOUS, huh?

We did the convertible, the park with the kiddies... and tonight it's grilling on the deck!!!!!

But you know Dave, cold front tonight.

M-effer.

Love the landscaping by the way. Beautisimo.

Used Hack said...

I was just thinking the same thing. Damn you, NWG! :)

My landscape gets completely fucked when we get rain like the past two nights. I haven't had a front-yard lake like this since Halloween.

CP said...

You know, "close by" is all in the eye of the Mapquest holder. You may get more houseguests than you bargained for.

And, I take my steak the way I take my men...

Medium RARE, please.

*why did that sound funnier in my head?*

CP.

Weary Hag said...

Looks yummy and all ... but isn't that like a half pound of beef on that plate?

I love your snow pictures. One question though ... don't you BBQ all year long? I live in New England and I do! No reason you can't pop that grill out once a week and slap some teryaki salmon on that puppy. Saturday nights are our BBQ night here ... sometimes, if I just don't feel like cooking during the week, we'll do up some dogs and beans.

Snow and BBQ go VERY nicely together.