are the magpie and the fairy wren.
Which is weird because I had never before noticed a fairy wren in the wild before, until this year, when I noticed plenty of them fluttering around outside my new place of work.
We don't have them around where I live, maybe because of all the crows and magpies that live around my house?
I thought this was strange that they should be the birds on this year's poster because magpies and fairy wrens have been the most prominent birds in my life this year, with crows a close third.
|A miniature painting of a fairy wren I bought a few years ago in Byron Bay.|
|This magpie digs for worms in my front yard daily and chats to me.|
|The Bluesfest busking tent on Good Friday, 2014.|
The Elusive Bluebird of Happiness?
I've always thought of the crow as my totem animal (still do) and I bought his album a year, or two ago without even hearing any of the tracks.
I bought it only because of the album cover and title.
But I ended up really liking his music.
I bought two more of his CDs on Good Friday to take back Sunday to see if I could get them signed by him.
|Passenger playing the Mojo stage on Sunday at Bluesfest.|
Oh well, on a gut level I knew I wouldn't get him to sign them as I knew I was pushing my luck staying to watch all of his show, but I'm not that worried about it, as I'm a bit of a fatalist when it comes to stuff like this.
It just wasn't meant to be.
So close, and yet so far.
|The Busking Stage I took a photo of on Good Friday.|
|Passenger performing on it Saturday (not my photos) unannounced.|
The funny thing is that on Saturday (I wasn't there Saturday)
Passenger gatecrashed the Busking stage pictured above
( I took that top photo on Friday. You can see Friday written on the blackboard to the side of the stage)
and played as if he was a busker and some people I talked to on Sunday were kicking themselves for walking right by thinking it was just some old Passenger wannabe. : -)
Who's that cool dude with the green backpack walking past at the 1:08 minute mark of the above clip?-)