|Robin doesn't like sesame seeds, but enjoys
pumpkin and sunflower seeds.
Image from Wikimedia
Writing is not a serious business; it’s not work. Writing is a joy, a celebration... you should be having fun at it. ~ Ray Bradbury
We have a juvenile robin in our garden.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been trimming back and mowing, and turning the soil.
At first, the bird sat on the fence while we worked. Over-time, it became confident enough to get closer and then close.
We had to be there because we were tidying the garden. But, every time the bird turned up, seeing Robin made us smile.
We never thought it was looking for company, it tidied away the food we were turning up.
Watching Robin's constant twitching, I'm sure our presence in the garden made the bird secure enough to concentrate on eating and not keeping an eye out for the neighbours’ cats.
This has been a learning experience. And an unequal relationship.
For the bird, it’s been about fulfilling its basic need for food.
But, that's not what we got out of seeing the robin. We felt a deeper emotional response – profound.
It’s our robin.
But, I don’t think it knows that.
Communing is almost as satisfying as real communication.
I have to work.
I love to write.
Over the past few weeks, I have learned why it's important to get outside too.
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE RECENTLY THAT MADE YOU ENJOY BEING OUTDOORS?