As a follow-up to my last post about the wonders of living on Manitoulin and its contribution to my recovery effort, there is another reason why I love living on the island … magical moments! Like a few days ago when I picked up the crocs I had left on the deck overnight and a tree toad jumped out of them! Reebet!
Yes, living on the island provides one with surprises and magical moments aplenty. Like last week, when we watched two Blue Jays chase a hawk into a tree in our yard … and then chase it out of the yard again! Or the day before that, when we watched, likely the same two Blue Jays, chase a fox out of our yard! Blue Jays! Sentinels of the forest!
Then there was the time a couple of months back when I stepped out on the deck first thing in the morning and watched a bald eagle takeoff from a tree at our lakefront. There are also the frequent brilliant orange sunsets we get treated to over the west side of the lake and the spectacular vistas of Lake Huron from high atop the Niagara escarpment that can take your breath away!
And the best moments of all … the nightly call of the loon! That beautifully haunting sound simply never gets old!
Yes, living on the island is a wonderful elixir … and it’s all natural!