We use our senses every day, not always aware of what we are touching, seeing, hearing, smelling or tasting. Sometimes it is good just to slow down and appreciate what there is around us. Here are some of the things I noticed on this gorgeous, hot sunny day in March.
- The feel of the decking on bare feet first thing this morning when I let our cat out for his morning walk and I went out to breathe in the morning air.
- At the hairdresser, having my head gently massaged while I closed my eyes and thought of nothing.
- The rough wooden bannister on the steps to our house, a familiar reminder of home.
- Patterns on the pathway in the Botanic Gardens while walking to town this morning.
- Bright blue skies on a gorgeous sunny day.
- Things growing in our little garden.
- The early morning high pitched ‘peeps’ of the pīwakawaka, fluttering about in the trees, the raucous call of the tūī and the kākā screaming above with their distinctive call.
- The sound of the water lapping up against the shoreline (see the featured image at the top of the post) and the splash of water landing from the water bucket fountain on Cuba Street.
- The unceasing chorus of cicadas.
- The morning scent of Aesop’s Geranium Leaf (a treat in these times) in the shower.
- The oregano picked to add to a pasta sauce (and stopping to smell the rosemary and tarragon too).
- Garlic hitting the olive oil and revealing its distinctive fragrance.
- The taste of the lemon goat cheese I bought on Saturday, bringing sluggish morning tastebuds to life, slathered on toast.
- The first cup of tea of the day
- A sauce made with roasted courgettes and aubergines, tomatoes, smoked paprika and the fresh oregano, poured into pasta, and served for dinner.
What have you noticed around you?
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