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
Hypnotic rhythmic rain gurgling down the drain pipes
Hills and mountains shrouded in secrecy by rain clouds
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
Then stillness as the rain passes and leaves droop silently
Not a movement
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
But what do we see?
Take a moment, be kind to yourself