Wednesday, January 19

garden joy


I am mesmerised by the garden; the smell of crushed leaves underfoot, the smooth bark of a eucalypt and familiar shape of a gumnut in my palm. The variety of species, colour and texture; the dense understorey that provides habitat for tiny honeyeaters, and the sturdy branches of the redgum that shelter the ring-tailed possums and tawny frogmouth owls.  The melodic warbling of a magpie and lazy call of a crow over the weekend buzz of a neighbours lawnmower.  The joy of fresh water streaming from a sprinkler, and the impermanent beauty of a hibiscus.  A sweet contrast from our other life of coconut palms and sand.

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