as i sat in the shade this morning on my back steps (to escape sweltering heat), eating my yoghurt and cereal, i began noticing and appreciating all the business of the creatures around me. there was scurrying on the pavement and rustling in the grass and leaves, the birds were noiserly chattering away in the trees and on rooftops. the little ants looked most industrious, or high strung anyway as they moved frantically across the ground with lightning speed. while the lizards moved in stages, gracefully gliding along in intervals deemed most safe. the wasps above my head hovered into position like a rescue helicopter to make their return to the nest.
it was a beautiful morning to watch all the creatures, great and small, move about the yard. oscar and i just sat and watched.