A day working at home today, the first in almost two weeks, filled with many small pleasures:
- the spinebills on the red flowers of the pineapple sage outside the kitchen window – it flowers in autumn and through early winter, and the native birds love it;
- knitting for twenty minutes in the sunshine on the front veranda, blue fairy wrens darting in amongst nearby bushes, and a large lizard, enjoying the sunshine, watching me from just 6 feet away;
- chai tea in my favourite pottery mug, with a piece of chocolate fudge;
- a kangaroo and a wallaby, grazing in the late afternoon between the house and the small dam, while I watched from the sunroom while treadmilling;
- hanging out towels and sheets on the washing line in the sunshine – and bringing them in, with the fresh,warm sun-smell still on them;
- walking the dogs at sunset, kangaroos in the paddock, small birds settling for the night; several kookaburras laughing in the distance.
(And I still have dinner of atlantic salmon with honey & mustard dressing and steamed greens to look forward to, plus (I hope) finishing the last 6 rows of the beautiful lace shawl I’m knitting this evening.)