My Latest Thrill

 

For me at age 11, I had a pair of binoculars and looked up to the moon, and the moon wasn’t just bigger, it was better. There were mountains and valleys and craters and shadows. And it came alive. 

~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hey, Lovelies.

One of the compensations of being mostly in bed, on the bed, or propped in a chair right now is my new binoculars.

We had an old set, antiques that were a gift to a sea captain a hundred years ago. They were heavy and slow to adjust, and I never quite got the hang of them.

But now I have new ones that are smaller and lightweight, and that zoom in to give me the most exquisite details. I can use them for birds, or the moon, or the budding branches of far trees. I can see bark and flowers and the ridging of the distant palm leaves, and it’s amazing.

Our natural world really is magical. I am newly enchanted, and I don’t think I will ever tire of the wonder. My inner five-year-old is thrilled!

Love, and bugs and birds in close-up, Nicole xx

Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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4 thoughts on “My Latest Thrill

  1. Binoculars are sometimes a pain to use and they always show us things we could never imagine! Here, moths are fascinating me at the moment, when winter returns and the sunflower patch is gone, birds will return to the feeders. Most of them are finches of different sorts, but sometimes we get surprises. Enjoy this wonderful hobby and if you happen to hum ‘Feed the Birds’ from Mary Poppins, it is perfectly understandable!!

  2. Ahh – the simple pleasures of life – binoculars(!), resting can be a challenge for someone like Nicole, great news that “resting” in now in your dictionary – I think it may have been missing in previous editions!!!! Awesome news that you are “listening”, love ya!!

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