Welcome Respite

It has taken nearly two months, but last night the overnight temperature finally dropped below 19 degrees Celsius. And the welcome respite enticed even the most sleep-deprived soul among us to sleep. Deeply and soundly: the blessed slumber of restorative sleep. Better yet, today is a pleasant change from the relentless hot, oppressive, and humid…

Treats

'Tis the season: Christmas cheers, Jingle Bells, Tinsel, Mistletoe, Rudolf and Santa’s other Reindeers. Children’s wishes, Santa’s letters, Singing carols, Christmas trees, Angels, and Anticipation Of wonder and Of happiness. Gatherings. Family and Friends celebrate A birth and the Allure of New beginnings In the New Year. Oodles of treats. Kiddies playing Guessing games Of…

Kookaburras Sing

This morning I awoke to the sound of kookaburras singing. Perched in a tree, or some other high-up place just beyond my bedroom window their full-throttle song so reminiscent of infectious, hearty laughter had me smiling instantly. I listened to the joyous notes until the song ended as abruptly as it had started. Then, the…

With Thanks

Just a thought, but sitting here at my workstation at the close of another day I realize something rather remarkable. It is something so rare, so precious, it demands further analysis. Today was a perfect combination of weather and people on their best behaviour: the day shone bright, sunny, and clear while people were pleasant,…