Yesterday afternoon, Elliot and I took a drive to the lake. The clear waters were swollen from all the heavy rains this week. We were the only ones around, until Elliot spotted a large brown bird splashing near the water's edge. From far off, he thought it was a hawk, but I assumed it was a duck because hawks don't usually wade out in the water.
Curious, I got out of the car and walked down the road. With the zoom, I could see Elliot had been right.
A red-shouldered hawk was drenched, from soaking her ruffled feathers, dipping up and down in the refreshing water. Nothing disturbed her, not my snapping away, nor the incessant sharp call of her circling mate. The bright sun made it difficult for me to focus the LCD screen. I asked the angels for help in capturing the special moment to share with you.
I was pleasantly surprised by the results. And, thankful for the reminder that to ask our angels for help is to expect success.
Hawk represents spirit vision and guardianship surround you. Be patient and observe. You will see the opportunities. Signs are clear.
An inspiring and timely message for us all.
And, just like that hawk showed up, refreshing herself in healing waters, I am thankful for another reminder,--that we, too, must allow time for restoration and renewal. There is a season for everything.
I must have been on the right track. Because on the way home, a bend in the road revealed a large unusual object at the foot of a driveway. An antique train engine was waiting for the trash truck. Elliot reluctantly turned the car around to make a pick up. The owner was in the yard, and gave me the thumbs-up.
That old red engine now serves a new purpose. A colorful planter on the back-porch! And, a steady reminder to be like the Little Red Engine that Could. A story about never giving up... To keep on chugging, as we stay on track up our own steep mountains. Huffing and puffing, "I think I can. I think I can! I think I can."
With God and the Angels, we can succeed.
Love and joyful blessings,
(Hawk ref. Animal Speak-Pocket Guide by Ted Andrews)