“Good stories are like those noble wild animals that make their home in hidden spots, and you must often settle down at the entrance of the caves and woods and lie in wait for them a long time.”
~ Hermann Hesse
This morning started as it always did. I meditated at 4am, and then rose with the first rays of streaky dawn to come sit and my desk and write a blog post.
But as I sat here at my desk with its view of the distant front paddock, our little home cradled by a circle of old trees whose leaves hang in fringes around every window, I became lost in the story of the morning.
Up in an ancient tree sat a powerful owl. He spotted me at my desk and nodded sleepily, before blinking his eyes shut again.
Over the parched grass under the teak tree Cedric the massive carpet python who usually lives in our roof came home from his nightly hunt. He wound himself up the teak and into the
Bruce the baby Scrub Turkey ran dementedly in circles in the far corner of the yard before running into the tangle of leaves and long grass under the Bunya Pines. I was grateful to see him and know he was still alive. He’s starting to get wing feathers now. We’ve also seen one of his siblings recently too.
The Lewin’s Honeyeaters have been bathing in the water bowl I keep for them on the front verandah and have almost splashed it dry. So now I will go make a mug of tea and grab the garden hose and stroll around the garden, refilling the bird baths and watering my potted herbs and flowers before the heat of the day comes.
So, I intended to write something else, but I got lost in the world outside my window.
I hope you find some ordinary wonders and some time for yourself today too,
All my love, Nicole ❤ xx
7 thoughts on “I was going to write something else…”
That’s very impressive. I love Bruce 😉
So what’s going on Nicole?
Last evening an hour before sunset I surprised a ringtail possum (know we have them but rarely see them) while out walking the dogs, but they didn’t even notice it. It climbed up a stick to face height a few metres from me and stayed there. Then before dawn this morning after walking the dogs, I looked up and saw two wedge tailed eagles beginning their ascent right overhead. Seeing animals in unusual circumstances can be messages so I’ll have to delve…
I love owls there is just something about them that make me feel so peaceful
Wow…beautiful pictures, beautiful nature…thank you Nicole
Thank you for the tour Nic, your piece of paradise continues to be amazing 😀
Lovely photos. How marvellous to be in such close proximity to nature
Heaven 🦉 🐍 🦃💜
Ordinary wonders. Thanks Nic. This is gorgeous!