Occasionally Heaven

Occasionally, freelancing can be heaven. Like today, for instance. I’m out here editing (w/a break to blog) on my back porch. The weather is warm and balmy. My dog is by my side. I’m sipping a carob-mint smoothie (mint from the herbs I’m growing out here). The air smells….like summer and hay. I sit facing a green hill topped by oaks sprouting new spring growth, and pine trees. A rooster is crowing on the other side of the hill. Now if Fluffy the territorial poodle doesn’t come running down here barking to raise my dog’s hackles, and the mosquitos don’t bite, everything’ll be just perfect.