Monday, November 6, 2017

Red-Shouldered Hawk

Red-shouldered hawk at Lake Helen, FL
Sunday afternoon at Lake Helen, Elliot and I  spotted a hawk flutter down from the blue sky.  Taking a break from the hot sun, he bathed in the cool shallow waters.

His timing was uncanny as I had been asking for further guidance as to what God's will was for me.  I seem to be in betwixt and between... in need of direction.

And, then there he was...

 When I got out of the car to come closer for a photo, he spread his wings as I snapped away, not sure I'd even caught him on the cellphone.  But the angels of nature were accommodating.  The  reddish feathers across his upper back were distinctive markings of the red-shouldered hawk.  A touch of autumn color winging over the marshland was like a breath of fresh air.

It was a short flight, as if he were waiting for me to catch up.  What an odd place for a landing--rather than a nearby tree, he perched up high on a man-made instrumentation pole of some sort.  Looking out over the clear water, a breeze ruffled his feathers. It seemed his message was about broadcasting.  What are you putting out there?

 At home, a little research revealed a similar thought.  When the red-shouldered hawk appears, it may indicate to be more private about your activities.  It may also be a reminder to protect what is yours fiercely and don't be afraid to express your opinion.  (Animal-Wise, Ted Andrews)

Red-shouldered hawk at Lake Helen

Enjoy your day with the Angels.

Love and joyful blessings,

Rae Karen