I do a downward dog pose and feel a gentle breeze on my neck. The wind chimes sing their song, made of notes rich and whimsical, in a pattern that matches the wind. Birds chirp sweetly along with the chimes. Way above me, a small airplane flies lazily by, its motor speaking of Summertime as it cruises through the sky. A group of black birds fly over with a noisy "Kah Kah" on their way to a tall pine tree. Then, there is the whirring hummingbirds at their feeder. I am out of my yoga pose by now. One hummingbird flies right in front of me as I lie here on my yoga mat! He is young and skinny and wants me to get off my mat and feed him already! All right. I will. I retrieve the feeder, carry it inside, and fill it up nice and fresh for him on this hot July day.
Shadows move across my mat, as the wind blows the pine branches lightly above me. I am so fortunate to get this breeze today, and to have the shade of the pine tree on such a hot day. I wait to see the hummingbirds return to the feeder. I hear one now clucking from high up in a cottonwood tree, whose thin branches are swaying in the breeze, leaves rustling. The only other sound is my dog's heavy breathing, sitting beside me here in the shade, with my wind chimes singing their song.