This morning there must have been something special in the air, or an alignment of the planets, or something.
At the beginning of our walk, a semi-circle of magpies stood before Rob and I and sang to us, their heads back to make as much sound as possible.
A flock of black cockatoos called and fed in a big old gum tree – we usually only see them out in the bush because, courtesy of our greedy ways of being with the earth, they are now endangered.
And an osprey called, then flew over and around us, looking for a morning snack.
With the early morning sun shining, the first of the spring flowers peeping out and lots of birds enjoying the morning, it was a lovely start to our day.