(Ode to Mother Nature)
There is a place amidst the reeds
Where feathers hide -
To roost and breed; to find solace
Before the night.
"Did you see that - it was moving...
...Here was a snipe!"
We were walking in winter winds
On the shore line...
To catch a glance, we broke the ice
And did like mice!
By thousands they came to feed,
Out was the tide.
All around us on leafless trees,
Has braved the cold to welcome us -
He's not afraid...
Spring is coming, our loyal friend
Has felt the sun.
...We climbed that rock to watch them fly;
Against the cliffs dry their feathers.
Black and white wings danced in the sky,
It was awesome.
...We reached the clouds to hear their song;
Amidst the moor
Red kite country drowned in the light,
Rufous feathers probing my heart -
It was magic.
At dawn we woke in the old wood,
As if asleep
Rothiemurchus bathed in the mist...
When black Caper
In the distance defied the lens - amused our eyes,
...Like in a dream!
In the evening we sailed northwards
To explore life...
The Northern Lights would shine one day
On our faces.
We were welcomed by the Solans and the Bonxies!
THAT was a thrill.
Like the masters of the lighthouse,
Shags and puffins
Have made their nests on the old rock...
In the waters
Guillies rocking - ten dorsal fins...
What a havoc!
Here are the joys of birdwatching!
For each moment
Is a treasure for us to see.
In our garden
Starlings and larks - all come to sing;
So much beauty.