Superb fairy-wrens (aka blue wrens and superb blue-wrens)
These blue wrens are visiting the mirrored small window beside the front door at my mother’s house, in the country.
Normally they flit around all parts of the house, but at this time of year they get very excited by their reflections in the window, and spend all day there.
The blue one has only just turned blue, and as for the brown one, we don’t know whether it is a female or a younger male getting very excited and territorial at the sight of himself.
Whatever is going on, it is very entertaining. They squeak and fluster at themselves and each other, and constantly hop over each other.
Which makes it difficult to photograph them—as soon as I focus the digital camera they hop, and then I get a blur of feathers.
With the one-way window I can get right up close—I can see them but they can’t see me!
They are there from dawn to dusk, and I have been seeing them because I have been at Mum’s house a fair bit lately.
I am going back up there tomorrow for another week or so (it’s about a 2 hour drive away). No doubt I won’t be able to resist taking a few more photos of blue wrens.
Have you read Return of the Bird Tribes, by Ken Carey? I love this book.
It is one of those books that move you into a higher space when you read it—it has stories illustrating Native American spirituality and shows clearly that we are much more than beings designed to live a relatively short life that has a less-than-glorious end.
Here’s a couple of recommendations:
“A stunning, shimmering, joyful experience”
– Wayne Dyer
“A profound and thought-provoking account of many enlightened connections… Let’s hope that it will enlighten many and help thousands to plant a tree of love, peace and understanding”
– Elizabeth Kübler-Ross
Whether or not you consider yourself to be interested in “spiritual” matters, I think this book could speak to you, as long as you can find the time to sink into it.
To those of you who know you are definitely into things spiritual, and perhaps wonder at how one can reconcile physical immortality with knowing we are “more than just this body”, this is a book I would highly recommend.
If you would like to know more, a look through the reviews on the book’s Amazon page, here, could help you out.
Happy flying! – Robin (psst – comments are WELCOME)