Hopefully warm weather for most of us is here soon… so tell us about your favorite outdoor reading spot. Or take a picture!
I wish I could take a picture of my favorite outdoor reading spot, but it’s looking shoddy right now since it’s overcast and half-melted piles of snow lay everywhere. I’ll show it off this summer so you all can get the full effect of its awesomeness.
I live on a lake. Okay okay, I live on a canal that links two lakes together. But, if I peer two houses down to the left, I can see the lake, so it’s kind of like living on the lake, right? Once the weather gets warm and sunny, I drag a plastic lawn chair down to the edge of the canal, plop down, and read. Usually my boyfriend follows with his fishing pole and tackle box, and he’ll spend his afternoon catching small bass and catfish and bluegill. He’s good company when he fishes because he usually doesn’t interrupt my reading unless he wants to show off his catch or he needs help pulling a hook that a catfish swallowed. Every once in a while, some kids in canoes will come down the canal or a family will float by on their pontoon boat, and they’ll wave “hi” and ask if the boyfriend has made any good catches. It’s pleasant.
Usually I have to call it quits when the sun starts to set because the mosquitoes come out in droves, and I am a delicacy to mosquitoes. Once, my boyfriend and I took turns reading aloud poems from a Charles Bukowski book while sitting outside at night. He had not a single bite on his body, but I got loads. And! I was wearing long socks, jeans, and a hoodie because I just knew I would get bite. They ended up biting me through my jeans, and I had to douse myself with Calamine lotion. It was awful. Instead of heading outside at night, I usually prop the back door open so I can listen to the bullfrogs and the Sandhill cranes and the cicadas while I read.
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