I’ve discovered that gardening is a great way to unwind. Some of the more mundane tasks around the garden are conducive to being lost in thought.
It was during one of these gardening reveries that I was pleasantly tugged out of my thoughts by a symphony of birdsong (that I managed to capture in the video!) – truly beautiful. It made me realise just how peaceful it was and just how blessed I was, at that moment, to be in the midst of it all with nothing better to do than to appreciate it!
Melodious bird upon the bough,
Tell me the secret of thy glee;
With tears at heart and clouded brow,
I linger, listening to thee.
I pause, bewildered at thy soul,
Which pours itself in strains so high
Upon this world of doom and dole;
Where sorrows live and raptures die.