Not today's friend as I wasn't quick enough with the camera,
but another that I saw recently. Image Felicity Bezer
Sitting at my office desk I have just been gifted another moment of serendipity.
It is a sunny winter morning in my corner of the earth and although I should be doing something ‘useful’ like cleaning, weeding or sorting through paperwork I am at my desk preparing this post.
Our home is a double story ‘Queenslander’, which means that it’s a large rambling timber building with wrap-around verandahs, corrugated iron roof and lots of character.
My office is downstairs and is a glorious space. It faces east with double doors and my desk is oriented so that the gaze is drawn out onto a greenscape of clipped hedges, emerging jonquil shoots, green lawn and gum trees.
Lying in the sun on a giant cushion outside my door is one of our ‘hounds’,Luke. He’s pushing out zzz’s and blissfully oblivious to the world around him. So much so that when a large Kookaburra swooped down and guzzled an earthworm on the lawn not more than three meters from him, he didn’t budge.
I on the other hand, was truly captivated and stared in wonder at the contrast of this birds’ large creamy feathered head, strong wings shot through with iridescent blue and the way he could see such a tiny grub from so high up in the tree.
He has finished his wormy snack, cleaned his beak on a branch and is now chortling his satisfaction for all to hear.
Lovely and unexpected.
Enjoy your day, may it be filled with at least one moment of serendipity,