Peaceful moment

Loud country silence is heard. 

Distant sounds; insects and birds. 

Transition from day to night,

Air hinting of chill. 

Softly bathed in Autumn light,

The landscape is still. 
This peaceful moment was captured during a recent trip to Orange and Mudgee, five hours’ drive inland from Sydney. 

Russet ramblings

There is something satisfying about saying the word russet outloud. 

A rolling of the “rrr ; feel the vibration in your chest. 

Accentuating the “ss” sound followed by a long sexy “eht”.

For me this word encompasses the rich bounty of Autumn’s harvest.