Friday, April 30, 2010
Mother to Mother
This afternoon I was working on my own at the bottom of the garden, planting out my summer cabbage and cauliflower, when Mrs. Blackbird came and sat chirping on the fence. I stopped work and said hello to her. I knew that she and her mate were very busy with a nest somewhere, but I didn't know where it was. I asked her how she was and she chirped back. So I said how busy she must be, she agreed. I enquired as to how many babies she was having and she chirped 3 times. We had a lovely conversation for a few minutes, about children and eggs, and then I asked if she would stay and allow me to take her photograph. She chirped and wagged her tail, but when I went to fetch my camera (always an essential garden tool) she flew straight into the holly hedge.
I thought I had lost my chance, but she stayed there very still, so I crept up and peered through the fairly dense and prickly branches. A bright eye stared back at me - can you see her? How gracious of her to invite me to see her nest - thank you dear Mother Blackbird..
Just a little bit of magic in the air. Beltane blessings to you all xx