Magpie Hoard

Paused in suspended earth sky space ,
Magpie hoarded treasures long to tumble,
From the void, returning into life’s wild breath.


About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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20 Responses to Magpie Hoard

  1. poppytump says:

    woodland findings speak of spells …
    How lovely to stumble across such magic and share ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. wildsherkin says:

    I DO believe in fairies. I do, I do, I do! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (Not very original of me but I can’t help imagining that this was the work of some lovely creative spirit who likes to leave her mark…)

    • Oh I think this is the perfect comment….fairies were exactly what I was thinking as I took the photos. Who else would string such interesting and varied treasures from woodland branches? The sense of suspension, of not knowing, is wonderful.

  4. perfect! leaving tiny treasures behind for someone else to find.

  5. ladyfi says:

    What a beautiful creation to come across.

  6. Now I’m confused … did you loot a Magpie nest of its treasure … or did you act like a Magpie and make a collection of your own as you walked through your woods? In either case, cool ‘installation.’ I suppose Magpies and the Bower Birds I have posted about before have lots in common. Isn’t the behavior interesting? One wonders what the birds themselves ‘think’ about what they’re doing or whether it’s simply hardwired? D

    • Neither David. I love the slight confusion, because that’s what I felt along with curiosity, when I came across this suspended creation in the woods. The knots tell us it was created by human hands….but who or why…..? A suspended mystery ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. twoscamps says:

    Magpies, Ravens, Jays…..they all collect trinkets. I love what you’ve done with those trinkets….invoking the woodland spirits:) Nice post.

    • I just stumbled across them in the middle of woodland which boarders Yellowcraigs beach. I loved the questions they left me with. Obviously tied by human hands, but with no explanation or obvious meaning…..I was attracted by the glittering ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. you have a way of marrying words together like a genius. so beautiful how you see things.

  9. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I see those tree spirits.

  10. colonialist says:

    Profoundly interesting, and profound, both!

  11. theinnerzone says:

    Life’s wild breath is beautiful and green as ever, captured in your pictures :). Lovely pictures as always!

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