Our wonderful stay at Gisela’s Cottage was coming to the end. That morning, we found Charlie The Kingsburg Pheasant, peeking through our sliding door. He was there, on the patio steps, curiously interested. I knew very well not feed the wild animals, but that morning, I could’nt resist his Featherly charm. Charlie, who was obviously not at his first visit to the Cottage, knew very well, what he was doing.
It was love at first sight. An avian ”Coup de foudre”! I sat on the steps, watching him wondering around, just a few feet away from me. After I ran out of bread, I walked away and as I turned around, he was there… following me. I had made, the most beautiful and colorful new friend.
After a while, he walked away to the neighbour’s house. On a bench, which could only be his, he reigned over the garden. The next morning, we were enjoying our morning coffee, when I heard an unusual sound. I rush to the living room window to find him there, looking at me. I got dressed and went to meet him at the back of the house, to which he knew the way very well. And our little courtship continued…
I believe there is nothing more magical than spending time alone with a ”wild” animal. (maybe not so wild…) In the guests book of Gisela’s Cottage, I found a very pretty drawing of Charlie, executed by the previous visitor friend. There I was, not the first and hopefully not the last, to fall under the spell of Kingsburg’s most gracious resident.
See you soon Charlie xx
In the next article…
Travel Diary No.4 – Nova Scotia, October 2022 – Our Beloved Hirtle’s Beach