Of Rainbows and Blackbirds

multi-hued ribbons of joy

enliven a wearied soul

in peaceful transcendence

of earthbound dreaming

Day 216 of 365 Days Wild began with the sight of a beautiful rainbow against the dull, grey sky, viewed over the field behind our house.

Despite the rainbow’s beauty, the day didn’t brighten as it progressed but instead remained drizzly and cold, so, rather than head out for a walk, I decided to spend my the time in the garden. I photographed – or attempting to photograph – the garden birds. There are blackbirds, blue tits, great tits, robins, sparrows, goldfinches, collared doves, and more, all visiting our feeders, but the only bird that came close enough for me to a really snap a picture was one of the hen blackbirds. There were several cock blackbirds around as well. They spent so much time chasing each other that they spent very little time actually eating. The females simply left them to their aggressions.

That’s all for today. How have you been connecting with nature recently? Let me know in the comments.

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