The other day I was watering my plants on the terrace when I was greeted by this sight! It was early, a little after 7 AM and as you can see from the picture, it was a grey and cloudy morning. What a delightful surprise it was to see not one, but three egrets on the top of my coconut tree! Now egrets are a common sight in open fields but seeing them in my garden was wonderful indeed!
I didn't see them fly in so I assumed that they must've spent the night on the tree. They all looked groggy-eyed and seemed in no particular hurry to fly to their next destination.
I did manage to get some shots and it was as if they were complying to my telepathic requests. LOL! Preen!
Look straight ahead! Don't move!
Now look down!
Look up! Try not to roll your eyes and yawn...we don't get a chance like this everyday!
One of them sensed my presence, flapped its beautiful white wings and took off. The others followed soon after.Too bad I couldn't get them in flight...I only managed a blurry shot. Ah well, I might get one soon because when all the wild colocasia die back in the swampy areas, they come to forage there.Now that they've 'discovered' my coconut tree, it's likely that they'll be here again. Love the thought!
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