I have had a day of positive avian influence.
This morning, I woke to the alarm and, having switched it off, lay back to listen to the tuis out-sqwauking the other early birds in the trees along our little road. They seemed to be a happy bunch and very much enjoying life and this made me smile.
Later, I was in a lunchtime Quaker meeting for worship with my eyes closed, enjoying the silence and the sun streaming through the window. I gradually became aware of the birdcall outside the window, competing with but somehow less distracting than the traffic noise and sirens. Again, I smiled at their busy noisiness and returned to my prayer.
Still later, in the middle of a meeting with my boss this afternoon, we were distracted by a colourful pair of Rainbow Lorikeets (thanks for the identification, Ray) in the tree outside my office window. We laughed and jointly decided to suspend the meeting for a few minutes so we could enjoy their antics and I could take a few pictures before reconvening.
Just a few more lovely reasons why it’s nice to live and work in NZ!