I woke up at 4am, a little late than the usual 3am I’ve been used to. I’ve been outside and swept the front of the house, cigarette butts, candy wrappers, plastic with straw. Although we have a regular maintenance lady on our street, it is quite annoying to see those cigarette butts littering everywhere.
Gardening at 4am? Yes, it was a perfect opportunity to pull off those unwanted and stubborn weeds without the fear of having those motor vehicles and cars at your back. Ours is a very busy street so you just can’t go out and garden, either you garden at an ungodly hour or when the sun is low on the horizon. The heat would be intense by then you it’s out of the question.
For the first time in so many months, it is raining and it is not just the gentle patter you listen to but a heavy downpour. Oh blessed, blessed rain, you are very much welcome in this hot month of May. I could smell the rich earth as it absorbs rain water and I could see the trees smiling with glee. It must be nice to look clean and green again without the thick dust clinging to their leaves. It saves me a day or two of not watering my garden.
And to smell the rich aroma of coffee, what a blessing!