wings and things

I am so fortunate

on September 20, 2014

I awoke to a soft wind that sounded like a distant ocean. Its breath cooled my face and stroked my hair. Through the window I watched as it choreographed so wild and unpredictable a dance for the blossoming pear tree, that the giggling wrens couldn’t keep their footing and toppled. More and more birds arrived as if to join a game – doves, parrots, willy wagtails, crows, butcher birds, their laughter contagious, raucous, fantastic. I could see all of this from my bed but suddenly I wanted a closer view so I leapt out of bed and pressed my nose against the screen of the open window. There, beneath the tree, stood all of the peafowl, spread out in a circle on the sun-dappled lawn, their feathers frolicking out of control. And that’s how the wind made itself visible to me this morning.

14 responses to “I am so fortunate

  1. Terry says:

    What a beautiful scene to wake up to. I would love that!

  2. Beautiful and amazing – I love it Julie!
    Diana xo

  3. susanpoozan says:

    You use words to great effect.

  4. Colline says:

    A lovely scene to wake up to.

  5. janeslog says:

    Sounds like something I enjoy.

    Met an Australian man and woman today while down at the bird ponds. I stop at the Roadchef because they give you free hot water, milk and sugar. All you need is your teabags, coffee etc. They were talking to me and admiring my new folding Brompton bicycle. They came from Perth.

  6. Beautiful descriptive writing, Julie. xo

  7. Gil says:

    Thank you for sharing a lovely moment so beautiful 🙂

  8. cecilia says:

    just wonderful.. I know these mornings, yours are spring like.. are you feeling better?

  9. How wonderfully beautiful ! Happy day Jules :D!

  10. Anonymous says:

    I have never read a better understanding or beautiful description of the invisible wind. You paint with words my beautiful daughter.

  11. Rhonda says:

    Your birds doing a dance of love for you no doubt. Sounds perfectly lovely. xo

  12. Trisha says:

    Such a beautiful scene!

  13. you are so blessed with the ability to describe a scene that made me feel such peace and joy i could cry.

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