Hectic is how I would describe yesterday. I usually think about my blog posts for a week, like to tweet in perfect grammar, and reply to every one. This proved challenging yesterday morning. I got locked out of twitter and strolled back over to @foxglovelane where I immediately felt at home and wanted to put my feet up and relax. The mind works strange tricks.
Luckily this beautiful creature turned up and started pecking at my window! There was a lot going on at the time in the virtual world, but out there as usual nature was continuing relentlessly as it always does, with no reference to anything I feel.
This was a male Pheasant. They are fairly common around here especially now in breeding season. He saw his reflection in the glass and I suspect he was challenging what he thought of as another bird. As always looking into the eyes of another species is a reminder to keep your feet on the ground and to care more about the world and a bit less about yourself. An important interlude in my day and fantastic to get so very close. My idea of heaven in fact.
So yesterday, I had many mugs of tea, good, bad and indifferent, took a brisk walk to the top of the hill to capture the evening sky, a neighbouring farmer brought milk from the shop 5 miles away and a crazy pheasant winked at me. I learned the importance of staying grounded.
In between I imagined and visualised your faces, voices and places brought to me via twitter through @ireland by people all over the world. Thank you.