Saturday, November 27, 2021

Stopping to rest awhile before December

Took two long walks with friends yesterday when we had a morning and afternoon not only without wind and rain but with heartening clear blue skies with wispy white clouds and sunshine.  On the first walk, my friend said, "Look," and pointed up at an owl with its eyes closed.  As we looked up at the owl, it opened its eyes and looked directly at us.

It's dark and cloudy today and yet hummingbirds and Steller's Jays brighten up my porch.  

Was able to set aside the time to listen to this.

Feeling melancholy and at the same time grateful on this quiet day.


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had sunshine and were able to get out there for a walk with friends. That's so lovely. I love your owl story. Makes me wish we still lived where owls perch in the trees.
Really sorry that you are feeling melancholy, but glad that you feel grateful.
Take care there, am.

Tara said...

I understand feeling melancholy and yet grateful. For me, now is that time of year when I slow down with our part of the planet.

How wonderful to have had that owl open its eyes at look directly at you! I wonder what it was thinking.

Colette said...

I'm quite sure being acknowledged by an owl during the daylight hours is a good omen.

Pixie said...

Sending hugs.

37paddington said...

The days after thanksgiving and leading up to Christmas always feel melancholy to me. You are not alone, dear friend. Let's sit awhile together, shall We?

dritanje said...

To be seen by an owl - must be both blessing and confirmation. I would say.

beth coyote said...

Thank you for Jane's reflections. She is brilliant.

Haddock said...

Wow.... hummingbirds and Steller's Jays can lift one's spirit.

Carruthers said...

The Jane Goodall looks interesting. I'll have a listen.

Feeling pretty melancholy here, too. For the last few days. It's funny how it creeps up on you!

Usually feel a bit better for doing something creative, however small. Seems to have worked for me today - so far!