“At the still point of the turning world. Neither Flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is…” T.S. Elliot
As 2020 rapidly draws to a close, I want to thank you all for your interest and kind support of my blog over the years and also for the beautiful friendships which have developed.
I’ve had a very quiet year at home and on the blogging scene, but it has been one of the most rewarding in terms of personal growth. During a year when many around the world have suffered so terribly from the Covid-19 Pandemic on top of other challenges they already face, I feel incredibly grateful to be in a relatively privileged position. In my own situation, becoming “still” due to travel restrictions and health conditions has helped me become more centred and enabled me to reflect and find more peace than before.
The photos I’m sharing are of Tawny Frogmouth chicks that were reared in my house yard in the last couple of months. Since pictures of my encounter with this species at Lake Maroon were so popular in my last blog post, I thought some of you may be excited to read that for the first time in ten years, my resident Tawny found a mate and successfully reared chicks. Watching them develop from fluffballs to fully-grown adults was such a privilege.
Thank you for being your valuable selves. Although I’ve been silent, you are appreciated.
My warmest wishes for the new year. I hope 2021 brings far less suffering and much more joy.