Isn’t it ironic that I just posted a picture of my lovely magpie garden ornament, and then I looked out the window to find it had disappeared?
Maybe I was wrong, and it wasn’t an ornament, but an actual magpie, the victim of some magic spell that had it frozen and suspended in time, awaiting a kiss from a prandsome hince? I enjoy the occasional spoonerism, as well as a fairy tale!
Attitude is everything. I could feel violated and unsafe in my own neighbourhood, or just cop it sweet and realise how lucky I am to have had my magpie for a number of years. The cost of the ornament and the time I had him probably balances out to a fair rental.
I’m tipping that some avid Collingwood supporter has coveted said magpie for some time, and finally caved to their inner immoral side 😦
We don’t have a front fence, which some could say is an open invitation for theft, but I refuse to give into the fear of other items being stolen, by moving them. None of the other ornaments represent Australian football teams, so maybe they could be deemed safer. And it’s not like I don’t have plenty of others. Perhaps the assailant assumed I had so many I wouldn’t miss just one of them?
As you can see, two themes are prevalent here: birds and cherubs. One good thing about blogging is that you take more photos, which means at least I can treasure the memory of my little garden magpie, even if he is no longer here.