. early summer sensed in the late afternoon . the dry patches . the tall grasses . the scents reminiscent of apothecary rooms . dusty herbal scents . in my hands collecting . the crows in dark arguing in the air . taking me back many years . movement in the landscape . undulating in the invisible breeze . hay collected scattered in blocks along goldyellow fields . using the longer hours to the most . now while they last . smiling . breathing . like a child .