The weather has been just dreadful for the past 3 summers in a row. Rain, rain and more rain. We have barely been able to get outside for 5 minutes.
However, there was a reasonably dry morning a couple of weeks ago. An autumnal feel in the air. Blue skies crossed with scudding clouds. I brought my coffee out onto the deck, and had a Heavenly 20 minutes watching the swallows swoop and rise over the meadow. The young ones were practicing their flying and then adjourning to the telephone wires to congregate with their peers! Every year the swallows spend a few weeks flying and feeding on the meadow behind our home and congregate on the wires, getting ready for their big flight south. What an amazing journey they make.
That morning they were flying so close to where I sat, that I could see their white bellies and make out the shorter tail fins of this years chicks. Amazing to be able to observe nature so closely.
I feel such Peace when enjoying nature. Especially at this time of fear, what with the dreaded recession and the Swine Flu. It is so comforting to see the regular natural patterns of Mother Nature and her seasons continuing on as normal.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.