gerund or present participle: basking
lie exposed to warmth and light, typically from the sun, for relaxation and pleasure.
"sprawled figures basking in the afternoon sun"
synonyms: laze, lie, lounge, relax, sprawl, loll, wallow;
sunbathe, sun oneself;
The rain has left the BAY AREA and we are on track for some major sunshine. Yes, we need the rain more than sun. But what we GOT is SUN.
I am a firm believer in taking advantage of what the day sends my way (and of full food bowls left unattended).
So what am I gonna do about it? I am going to walk right over to that flower pot . . . no that little area near the barbecue . . . no THAT area of sunshine by the door!
And I am gonna soak up those warm rays until I get called into dinner.
THEN I will start hoping for some more rain.