I took some photos... I am so glad my hands were warm, I can tell you it's a strange sensation to have a bluejay claw around one of your finders. It was a powerful yet gentle grasp, big enough so my finger could have been the branch. Wow.
As I spoke gently to it looked and blinked and did not try to escape once.
We walked out to the back deck, and opened my hands and it was gone, I can still see it leave my hands.. as though a perfect scene from a movie.
Not long after I'm sure the same bluejay visited me at the deck feeder it sat there and just looked at me... picked up 3 nuts before deciding and left.
I have this big black canvas waiting... as I finish the 3 cats today I'll be thinking about my next bluejay painting. I want it to be allegorical, only I'll understand it's meaning, I started one of Scruffy in a boat earlier in the summer & decided to not continue. It was full of meaning, meaning that can stay in the past.
After I research bluejays, symbolisms & facts I'll start to sketch. I'd be lying if I said my bluejay encounter didn't feel like a blessing. I'll admit holding it -for one second -sorry, but I thought of John Jame Audubon who I found out watching a documentary- killed and used the dead birds to draw from, which made them so incredibly accurate.
No. I could never do it. There is no need now, so many photos are available- I've taken 100's of bluejay photos!
Letting it go, the dogs were in shock! I think, they thought I was faking it!? I was so calm -the bluejay was so calm.. when it left my hands all their eyes (7 in total) including the cat- bulged!! It was comical- then they looked at me like WTF was that!?
Time to finish King of the Jungle & imagine good things - cause they make me smile!
Have a great day & remember miracles happen ALL the time. Big & small.
Open your heart and watch what happens.