October 3 Walk

elderberries

we surprised a hare

which was under our feet

it left its lair ran across the field and into a hedge leaving its grass home and resting place

on the river a kingfisher

on the ground a grass snake

orange brown tipped butterflies, dragonflies

a buzzard circling us overhead as we lay back in long grass

a duck, a hawk, a vole

spiders

frog

sheep’s skull

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Wildlife seen on the walk of October 3rd

Frog

Frogs were sacred to Hequet, goddess of embryonic waters.( Egyptian)

womb, waters, fertility, developing life

Because of their permeable skin frogs are also the first to let us know when nature is out of balance.

Snake

cosmic creator, progenitor, destroyer and sacred being, phallic energy, fertility and potency. The snake conveys power over death a form of ancestral spirit, guide to the land of the dead and mediator of hidden processes of transformation and return.

Spider

Spiders embody the ancient soul of existence, they are divine creator, culture-hero, trickster and benefactor.

Butterfly

the psyche’s self-renewal, returning souls, ardent longing, young love

Owl

symbol of acute awareness, the invisible seeker in the dark, the power of death

an owl landing on a roof foreshadows a death, death is also seen as transformation and renewal of life, regeneration

Hare

Linked with the moon and brings together the mortal and immortal aspects of self, a token of love

Hares are in many creation stories, symbolise procreation, immortality, diligence and the trickster.

Vole

Teaches expression of nature and sensitivity to its surroundings, teaches one to listen and feel, to use intuition.

Kingfisher

abundance, peace, love, warmth

Wren

boldness, resourcefulness

Dragonfly

dreams, illusions, understanding dreams, sees the truth in people and places

Hawk

clear sightedness, observant, far-memory, courage, defines, wisdom, recalls past lives, truth and experience

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