This past weekend my hubby and I took a well deserved time-out weekend. The time we get to spend with each other is so important. It mends. It heals. It sets free. It knits us together, intertwining with much color and character. So when these weekends come around, we cherish them deeply and hold them really close to our hearts. Especially when we experience something amazing together. I mean that’s what it is all about right? Being a witness to your partner’s life (Food for Thought).
So we headed out to a quiet, remote place. The number one prize certainly being a place where we could fly our drones. Just to give you an idea of this place, here is a piece of drone videography showing the stretch of river just outside our cottage:
A beautiful stretch, quiet, teeming with birdlife. Whilst paddling a rubber-duck boat, we were privileged to catch a glimpse of a rather large legavaan, a few pairs of Egyptian geese, beautiful black shouldered kites, fish as long as my arm and most of all we got to see the highly elusive, aloof and shy bird, the African Finfoot. A duck I thought at first, but boy was I wrong!
My hubby’s face lit up with glee as he suggested the possibility of finding this rarely sighted specie was indeed a privileged treat. Apparently they not easy to sight and the Oracle (The Wisdom of the Oracle) classifies this beautiful bird as part of the Crane family. It even walks on water. A real treat for birders:
A real treat for us. Amazing!
So wherever you are this weekend, pay attention to each moment. Maybe you will experience something beautiful.