I’m grateful for the handful of unseasonably warm days we had last month. It allowed Ryan to spend some time on the patio soaking up the sun. He felt the breeze on his face and the sounds of the outdoors, like geese on the lake and traffic on the road. Once I took him outside with me as I grilled hamburgers, putting him downwind so he could smell it.
It was good for both of us to be outside.
I’m so looking forward to the time of year when the days are sunny and warm, without being too hot. It will give the opportunity for me to take him outside for some of his therapies. I see no reason he wouldn’t be able to use the ActivCycle and standing frame on the patio.
Then, come summer, I foresee being out with him just after sunrise. The perfect time since the pollen should be minimal and the heat from the sun is hours away. The time of day when the birds are chirping and the smell of freshly cut grass is intensified by the overnight dew. I might even treat myself to a coffee.
On summer nights we can just go out and relax. Since we have a lake behind us we hear a symphony of toads and crickets. I love the sound of them rising in pitch and falling off quickly. Hell, maybe I’ll even throw some hot dogs on the grill every now and then and put the ballgame on the radio.
We bought a high-velocity fan that I’ll turn on to keep the insects away (I also use it to dry the shower). This is one serious fan! It’s actually more of a propeller, spanning some thirty-two inches from tip-to-tip. On its highest setting I swear it would gain flight if there were wings on it.