A sharp intake and exhaling of breath. Wonderful, your words.
A great introduction. It composites a picture in one's mind. Your words transport the reader to the scene. I can almost smell the scent, feel the temperature of the prevailing atmosphere. It summons an air that is dry and musty and vert. Mouldy under the shade of the tree, where spiders crawl and one get entangled in their webs. A perfect analogy for your writing.