Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women's Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul.
Monday, I promised you a funny story about the blue jays.
I’ve friends who have a cabin in the woods and I’m invited to visit with them at least once a year. My visit in 2015 coincided with my writing Gabriella. In Monday’s post I talked about the blue jay being Gabriella’s power or totem animal. I was delighted to see many blue jays in the trees, at the feeders and mingling with the deer.
Inspired I got my phone out, figured out the camera part and pointed it at the birds to take their picture. As soon as I did that they flew off. I tried again and again and each time the birds flew into the Douglas fir trees.
One time I even held the camera down by my side in an effort to trick them.
Nope. That didn’t work either.
Finally I put my phone away, determined to just enjoy their beauty.
I was back a week later and even though the blue jays were all around the cabin, I didn’t even try to take a picture.
As I was sitting on the deck under a canopy, visiting with my friends, I heard the beat of wings and felt the rush of air as one of the birds buzzed me. Startled as the blur of blue flew over my head, ---the bird had flown under the canopy from one end of the large deck to the other!
We all had a good laugh over that.
Guess that showed me!
A week later I received an email from my friend.
They did get a little more cooperative after I told them that it was no way to treat a guest and reminded them that we still controlled the food to some degree!
|If that's what you think, I'm leaving|
|If I just ignore them, they'll go away.|
Guess they believed her – lol!
Pictures from Lois Neuman. Captions are mine.
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