This week’s prompt for #SundayStills hosted by Terri from Second Wind Leisure Pursuits is Feed the Birds and you guessed it, the first thing that came to mind was the song from Mary Poppins! I was going to run with this but then put my thinking cap on to be a little more creative.
Birds of a Feather flock together
This saying made me think not of my ‘feathered friends’ but my ‘human friends’ and the beautiful connections I make through friendships in real life, through blogging and also through Virtual Groups such as my Facebook Group, my Virtual Bookclub and Virtual Women’s Circle.
Birds of a feather, flock together! What does this Welsh proverb mean?
Definition: People will spend time with those most similar to themselves.Idiom Dictionary
Our social connections are important for good mental health and well-being, however, COVID-19 has certainly put strain on friendships and the ability to socialise. Many of my friends live overseas and are spending their time living with social restrictions. In Australia, last week, the State of Victoria was put into a snap lock-down or as the government referred to it as Circuit Breaker Action because of new cases.
I also thought about how like-minded people gather together to share a love of the same topic or hobby and the joy being part of sharing ideas and experience brings to enhance our life.
My ‘birds of a feather’ – who are they?
My Saturday Sisters share my love of running and for 10 years we have been running together, enjoying each other’s company and friendship as well as keeping fit and working towards entering events to challenge ourselves.
My blogging friends share and support my love of blogging and I’ve been very fortunate to meet some of them in person. I’ve met fellow Aussie Bloggers, including Deb from Deb’s World, Leanne from Cresting the Hill, Jo from AndAnyways, Min from Write of the Middle, and Debbie from Debbish.com,
I remember the thrill of actually meeting Donna from Retirement Reflections in her home on Vancouver Island whilst my husband and I were visiting Canada. Donna lives on the other side of the world and we only had a few hours together but now with Zoom we can stay in touch regularly. It was also wonderful that Natalie from Natalie the Explorer flew from Toronto to have dinner with Donna, myself and our husbands.
My Virtual Book Club share my love of books and I’m enjoying hearing their thoughts and interpretations of the Classics which we have chosen.
My Weekly Virtual Women’s Circle is always a wonderful source of discussion and friendship.
But let’s not forget my ‘feathered friends’ who also bring joy to my life.
Galahs are an Australian bird also known as the pink and grey cockatoo or the rose-breasted cockatoo.
I do like to be beside the seaside
Seagulls by the sea
Noisy Morning Visitors
Rainbow Lorikeets or ‘Lollikeets’ as my grandson used to call them are noisy and chatty when they visit my balcony on early mornings. He drew me a picture of Rainbow Lorikeets.
Birds in Print
Two of my favourite birds are the Pelican and the Flamingo and I have both in print. One on a beautiful card I received and the other on a carry bag.