"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

the birds ~ oh, the birds

dusting my lounge room today, I became aware of birds, outside, calling

the choughs are back at Inglewood. when I hear them for the very first time each year.. I know that autumn is here..
the sound of them calling, tugged at my heart strings ~ making me wish in a way that I could stay here in Woodford.. but I do know that it is time to move on, there are no regrets on our decision ~ but yes, bittersweet thoughts.

... when we purchased this gorgeous property 10yrs ago, there was hardly any bird life in my garden. the previous owners had cats. and of course, birds and cats do not exist very well together. there were no lizards either..
but with me tending this gorgeous plot of earth .. the birds came back in abundance and lizards ~ you have never seen so many. my garden here at Inglewood is healthy. I have the lizards and the birds as well as an abundance of butterflies. Frogs and Dragonflies are making their presence known now as well. and of course I have the blackbird.. my Daisy connection.
with the purchase of the 'house with no name', I have inherited a wilderness in the back yard.. & I fervently hope that I can encourage the birds & lizards and all their friends to make my new home, theirs as well.... I even asked the blackbird yesterday.. [as she dug for beetles in my garden].. if she would come visit my new home.. she looked at me.. sat for awhile and flew off... maybe she has gone to investigate

[this afternoon, dutch husband & I went for a walk in our new neighbour hood... it felt like home.]


mxtodis123 said...

Ah,m I am sitting here listening to the birds in my backyard. How full of joy they sound! I took the day off so I am able to enjoy it.

A bird in the hand said...

I'm willing to bet the blackbird will follow you to your new home.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You can take satisfaction in knowing that you leave Inglewood in a much better state than when you found it!

Janet said...

I'm sure the birds and lizards will follow you wherever you go. They are very attuned to the people who care about them.