I have my son to thank for this one. He understands how hard it is to get up and get ready for 7 a.m. Mass on Sundays. But he also understands the payoff.
“You have the whole day spread out in front of you,” he says. “It’s like Sunday plus.”
He’s right. Even after a fairly elaborate post-church breakfast (it’s Sunday, that’s why), and clean-up, there’s time for a couple chores. Today, it was the wet and messy job of cleaning the pool filter and maintaining the finicky pump, then hanging a huge picture in the eating area off the kitchen. But once all that was done, there was still plenty of Sunday left.
Time to take a breath and do some of those things you don’t ordinarily have time for. Walking around the garden, still damp from where the pool pump exhaust valve spritzed me as I closed it down, I let the sun warm me. On an impulse, I decided to drop to flower level with my camera.♦
© 2013 Adam Barr
Photographs by Adam Barr