My Summer Christmas Day

The day starts early.
White light and bleached colour.
A sticky silence
Broken only by the shrill of the cicadas…
And dawn has only just broken.
The air is heavy and humid
Warm tears of perspiration sit glistening on my brow.
I can smell the heat.
Dry                                Dusty                    Dehydrating 
A total fire ban
No alfresco cooking today
Do I seriously have to cook inside today?
More heat in the heat
An oven in an oven…
Of course I do
It’s Christmas Day!

Wishing you Season’s Greetings from summer Down Under

© 2013 Francesca Muir

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  • Malyss January 6, 2014   Reply →

    I like those unusual (to my eyes) blue decorations!
    We are mothers, and as mothers , we cook every day for the ones we love, even at Xmas day!

  • Francesca Muir January 8, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Malyss – of course we do! Fxx

  • Jackie @ travelnwrite January 9, 2014   Reply →

    Oh, I missed this one earlier Francesca! How beautiful the decorations and how unusual it sounds to have it so hot for Christmas! We bbq'ed a prime rib and started early to compensate for the cold air outside!!!

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