I've been on a journey this past month, cycling through life just as nature has taught me. Life and death go hand in hand. Just as the tide comes in, so it will go out again.
Walking through the bush at home in Taranaki last week, we saw this beautiful rimu tree. My heart lit up at the sight of it!
Rimu is one of those trees you don't often see due to the large amount of it that was cut down in the past. And because it does not seed every year, it is not a dominant tree in most forests. So seeing a seedling like this was very special!
It was a reminder for me about the beauty and impermanence of life. That nature creates seed when it is ready, cycling through life with intent and purpose. Always giving, always teaching and accepting of the fact that one day, it will return to the earth to begin the cycle of life all over again.
"Kori bustard is large terrestrial bird that belongs to the family of bustards. This animal lives in eastern and southern parts of Africa. There are 2 subspecies of kori busters that differs in size, color and type of habitat where they can be found. Kori bustard prefers open areas such as grasslands and arid savannas. People hunt kori bustards because of their meat. Besides hunting, main factors that decrease number of kori bustards in the wild are habitat destruction and slow reproduction rate. Kori bustard is listed as nearly threatened animal, which means that it may become endangered in the near future.
Interesting Kori bustard Facts:Kori bustards can reach 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length. Males usually weigh 30 to 40 pounds, and they are two times bigger than females.
Kori bustards are able to fly, but they spend most of the time on the ground. These birds will leave the ground only to escape from the predators. Kori bustards (males) are the heaviest flying birds on the planet." Source: softschools.com
This nest must have been built alongside a home or tree with that straight edge, don't you think? This nest was a gift given to me by a dear friend. It was created with spanish moss, pine needles, and some other type of muddy vegetation. It even has a hollow egg in it! I plan to honor this gift by including it in one of my nest houses. If you find an abandoned nest in your yard, please send it my way.⠀
I’m a collector of “oddities” I believe that’s the term. I love the interest and intricacy of wasps nests. Oh the things I can sit at marvel at!! I’m just in awe of them. Stop and notice the little things. He is in them All!