Senses

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange

Happenings in the space of an hour

Plan to go out to run some errands

Discover it is raining a little but we head out anyway

Follow the iPhone Maps App lady’s voice to the recycling facility

Told, Oh sorry, we don’t collect these things.
You will have to wait for your Council Dangerous Goods Clean up day.

Hmmm…Council HAD advised us that the recyclers would take our old Fluero tubes

Note that now I have muddy shoes so place a large Aldi shopping bag on the car floor to rest my feet on

Stop at the Woolies shop because we are driving past. Might see if there are any reduced price goodies….found a few

Push shopping trolley and prepare to return to car…it’s raining properly now

Wait under cover til rain eases somewhat and discover a spider dropping down on a very fast and long web just where we are about to step. I try to swat it with the small rolled up shopping docket and step on it.

Hear Hubby’s comment, you missed the spider and it’s racing back up to the high ceiling…it was a plump red back spider .

Note to self. Keep an eye out for that rouge spider.

Load the car with rain dripping down our necks. Quickly slamming down the boot/trunk as we had forgotten we had fragile recycles in there.

Errand list remains very incomplete

But our Senses were rewarded

Extreme summer heat of yesterday and the days before
When all that the lawns wanted was water
So I gave them water

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Today the air
Super charged with Ozone from the Thunder and Lightning

Hypnotic rhythmic rain gurgling down the drain pipes
Hills and mountains shrouded in secrecy by rain clouds

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Our own Coffee Club enjoyed in the back verandah
Crackers and cheese and comfortable chairs
Savouring too the abounding greenery lit by that special light during rain

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange, watering lawns, care for lawns, soaker hose for deep watering, golden rain tree

Then stillness as the rain passes and leaves droop silently
Not a movement
Silent

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange, watering lawns, care for lawns, soaker hose for deep watering, golden rain tree

Now I can hear our clock ticking the seconds away

The birds too gradually come out celebrating a refreshed day

So too the garden
It breathes deeply

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange, watering lawns, care for lawns, soaker hose for deep watering, golden rain tree, roses

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange, watering lawns, care for lawns, soaker hose for deep watering, golden rain tree, roses

charged, refreshing rain, walking in the rain, stop and look at the rain, #itsraining, #coolchange, watering lawns, care for lawns, soaker hose for deep watering, golden rain tree, roses, climbing roses, rambling roses

We see
But what do we see?

Take a moment, be kind to yourself

Alexa-asimplelife

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