Amazed at the size and grandeur of the bird, my attention was riveted. The next day there were two. Then Three. Finally TEN Wood Storks, a blue heron, a snowy egret and several smaller birds. I could not help but feel blessed by these amazing creatures.
Researching exotic storks, I find that they were considered harbingers of happiness and prosperity, which came most likely from the fairy tales of the Netherlands and northern Germany.
Indeed! Harbingers of happiness! The wood storks flew over my car as I left the island that week, three over my car, as I turned onto the mainland. When I returned home from my trip they had vanished.
The gift they left I will keep. And I trust someday they will return to my Allee of the Moon.