Oh how I’d love to be in a little hillside orchard lazing about,
under the shady trees that are blossoming out.
Listening to the birds as they sing with glee,
the robins, cardinals, and chickadees.
They join together in a feathered chorus,
singing a sweet song of Spring just for us.
Pink and white apple blossoms make a beautiful canopy,
while the plush green grass is a bed as soft as can be.
The gentle warm breeze carries you away to dreamland,
images of princesses, fairies, and magic wash away reality like waves to the sand.
So many adventures to be had and places to go,
from faraway islands to grand castles, open prairies, and mountains with snow.
Not a care in the world or a worry to be had,
for this little hillside orchard, I’m mighty glad.
~by Liz Austin. 2018.
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.