Leaf on Port Wine Magnolia
I was sitting on the cooler south side verandah on Australia Day last week, notebook in hand, and began to enjoy myself writing down what was going on around me ... it was this year's theme beginning to emerge.
In harmony with distant crows
Click of summer insects
Sharp nip of mosquitoes
Frog bopping in the pond
Thud, thud of joggers feet
A slow rally, pock, pock at the tennis court
Crash bang, neighbours cleaning up
Fern fronds fanning gently
Swish of water, hosing the hot garden
Cars humming, off for party supplies
And the leaf dancing in the bright sunlight.
Psalm 104:34 (New International Version)
May my meditation be pleasing to him,
as I rejoice in the LORD.