I mentioned the other day that I had one ripe blueberry on the bush so far this season. I think I also mentioned the birds were landing on the bush looking too – mainly House Sparrows.
This morning, after fumbling around getting the little Sony ‘mirrorless’ out of it’s soft ‘storage’ pouch, I managed to catch a male Superb Fairy-wren landing on the soil underneath the Blueberry bush looking up to see if it could spot a ripe blueberry.
Yes, definitely time to protect the bush from the birds.Note: this was the only shot in reasonably good focus out of about 7-8. Gosh, those fairy-wrens move fast. I had several shots that were just a blur of blue and one shot with no bird at all in the image.
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.
Being more housebound these days, I decided to start uploading an image from my archives every Wednesday with a ‘Gardening’ quote.
Well, last night, while scrolling through my archives, I came across this photo from when I actually used to get up at dawn and photograph the sight unfolding as the new day begins and decided to have a weekend quote this week as well.