A to Z Challenge – Beauty

BEAUTY: Combination of qualities, as shape, proportion, colour, in human face or form, or in other objects, that delight the sights.

 

Kereru

©hk photography

The smell and colour of summer explode into life.

A glorious time where abundance is a word thrown around freely when it comes to summer fruits.

My plum tree drips with ripe and falling fruit and invaded by Kereru.

I hear before I see – a loud whooshing sound rips through the air and Kereru lands on plum tree branch.   An incredible balancing act unfolds as  bird starts feeding on plums. Dancing between branches Kereru gets the best vantage  to select and feast on the perfect plum.  I watch bird pluck  plum and gobble it down whole; sometimes losing them to the ground below, to be picked at by ground dwelling animals, or composted back into the earth.

The Kereru is the New Zealand native wood pigeon.  It is magnificent, a bird of BEaUTY and delights my sight.

Kereru with plum

Kereru in my garden – ©hk photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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