One Sees The Most AMAZING Things At A Winery Sometimes …

It’s remarkable sometimes, working at a winery, the way one has one’s two feet in two such different worlds.

On the one, you’re urban. You’re working a business, you’re ringing sales, you’re running machinery,  you’re online, you’re messaging, you’re connected. You’ve got electricity, power, you’re on the grid. You’re humming, the business is humming, the world is humming. There are vans, there are shuttles, there are trucks, there are limos. The augur turns, the lights flash, the pumps pump. The cellar is at cellar temp, the stereo is swinging.

It’s business, and your business foot has hit the ground on run.

And then suddenly, a baby kestrel …

BabyKestrel_LS

 

And you’re suddenly aware you’re in the country.

Zen Awareness Slap.

You’re in the country.

Where life arises with the sun, and sets with the sun. Where diurnal and nocturnal truly matter. Where water is everything. Where moonlight lights a theater of predator and prey, mother and child, father and mother. Where every little thing is what it seems. Where hearts break and heal and break with the twinings of the wind. Where breathing is encased in other breathing, where co-origination’s independence is revealed in a baby’s path to flight.

This little beauty, not quite ready for flight, fell from its nest and landed square in front of the Lytton Springs Tasting Room, where it waited patiently for assistance.

Having spent the night in a cozy box, it has since been happily returned to its mother and three siblings.

One sees the most AMAZING things sometimes …

~

Heartfelt thanks to Joany Goodwin, for sending us this wonderful, wonderful picture, and for telling us this wonderful, wonderful story …



Categories: Viticultural Salmagundi, Wine & Philosophy, Wine Tales

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1 reply

  1. WHAT A HEARTWARMING STORY IN THE MIDST OF ALL THE “FRENZY OF THIS WORLD”!..AND SUCH A SWEET PHOTO OF THE LITTLE BIRD…NATURE IS MARVELOUS..I AM WATCHING A LITTLE THRUSH (IN FACT BOTH OF THEM) BUILDING THEIR NEST IN OUR HANGING FLOWER BASKET OUTSIDE OUR LANAI DOORS…THEY WORK SO HARD! ONE YEAR THEY BUILT THEIR NEST IN A CAPE COD POTATO CHIP BUCKET IN OUR GARAGE! SUCH FUN TO WATCH THE BABIES FLY OUT OF THEIR NEST.
    KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK
    GOD BLESS
    OLGA FINCHER

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