This bird actually cawed, preened, and posed for me this afternoon. I walk about with a camera, at least twice a day but birds, other than crows, take to their wings at the sight of any human moving about the yard! It helped that my mango tree isn't its former dense self!
The fruit of the Areca palm is ripening in clusters. It's wonderful to know that I still have something that will tempt the birds in July!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau