Each morning I shivered as I dressed in layers. The temptation to be among nature overrode the discomfort. On my last morning my appointment was earlier so I planned to skip my walk and have a leisurely breakfast, pack and check out instead. The first tweet I heard, changed my plans. Just like that!
I went for a quick walk and when I returned to the property, something fell from the tree in front of me.A pair of white breasted robins. One was friendly and stayed with me. Or perhaps, I was following.The delight of company!Both equally curious about the other.My hands shook with delight so I tried hard to relax, so did the robin.It hopped and flew all around me.The other hid behind pots but managed one shy look, and retreated again.
I spent no more than twenty minutes outdoors. It renewed me.
I’m back at home in the city. This morning I went outdoors and wandered in a bleak winter garden. I found a honeyeater’s tiny nest in a tree. There’s always something to delight the eye, if you seek it. That has become my philosophy.
Until next time
a dawn bird