I have the best work place.
“What’s that lovely smell? It’s so fresh and lemony,” asked a Malaysian tourist yesterday as we watched the rain sheeting down outside the waiting room. Truly I love standing under our big tin verandah and watching rain falling grey over the khaki coloured native trees in the park – especially if it’s warm rain. The birds chortle with delight and the trees … Ah! Bliss.
“It’s the lemon scented gum trees,” I tell the impressed lady. “They let out a scent when it rains.”
There was the dark nutty undertone of wet wattle tree too. Australian vegetation is gloriously smelly.
I do wish that I could get maintenance to fix my gutters though. The roof overflows over the electrical box which is fortunately well sealed, the air conditioner, which I turn off as a precaution and me as I enter the office. All the more reason to stay outside and enjoy the rain.