Equinox greetings.

This morning at breakfast a magpie came and sang outside my window – a delightful warbling tune that called to me to put aside my reading and focus instead on the bright, beautiful morning.

– The Australian magpie is a completely different bird to the European bird of the same name.  You can hear one version of the song in the video below – it is a song with many variations.   Some songs are for the usual reasons – mating, claiming territory etc. but even the scientists agree, the magpie often sings for the sheer joy of it.

Once the bird outside my window finished warbling it cocked its head on one side and looked through the window at me.   Satisfied I was paying attention it wandered off along the fence top.   Intrigued by its behaviour I looked up the symbolism of Australian magpies.

Balance was the key word that leapt out at me – what a fitting symbol for the equinox – that time when day and night are balanced – a window in time when we can more easily tune into the energies of balance and bring them into our own lives.


linked to http://uniqueartchic.com/2014/09/21/pixel-prose-challenge-woodpigeon/


19 thoughts on “Equinox greetings.

    1. It’s only tropical in northern Australia. I live in the south – we have a Mediterranean climate – cold winters and hot summers. Our magpie is a different species to the European bird – all it shares is a name. 🙂

    1. thanks so much – I’m really glad you like the post.
      Sometimes in spring magpies sing in the nigh – that’s really magical. 🙂

    1. They do have a beautiful song but they aren’t always nice birds. In spring they protect their nests by swooping on unsuspecting people – they have been known to blind to people. It’s always a good idea to wear a hat in spring if walking through a treed area.

        1. Yes they can be really scary. After a while you get to know the warning signs and stay away from those areas during spring. Not always though – they sneak up on from behind. Once I rented a farm house where I had to hide under an umbrella to get the washing off the line – that was really extreme 😦

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