For a moment, complete stillness.
The only stirring in the midday air, the hum of green cicadas and the softest patter of little white cat feet chasing lizards in the garden.
The sun sits, perched high overhead in the flawless blue sky. The warm rays tanning my shoulders, turning the hair on my arms blonde.
Then, I feel the wind take a large, expansive breath before releasing a long firm exhale. Strong enough to rattle the leaves off the mountainous surrounding trees.
The subsiding breeze is full with the rich scent of eucalyptus and sweet smelling sap. I gaze around fondly, admiring the illumination and the bright green hue.
Sighing I admire the simple beauty of mother nature at my doorstep.
© JULIETTE GILLIES