Friday, November 24, 2006

The Gift

Some folks call the day after Thanksgiving "Black Friday." I assume because the stores all go from red ink to black on this busiest shopping day of the year. Some folks swear by the tradition, and catch a major buzz off the manic rat race orgy of mindless consumerism.

Not me.

I hide on Black Friday. I eat leftovers, put up my Yule Tree, string the lights, burn some candles, and hang out in my big back yard with my dogs.

Today, the skies were blue, and the weather, just gorgeous. I was sittin on my back deck, overlooking the woods, and thinking, well, speaking with my mind, really;

"The Red Tails will be brooding chicks in early March, which means they will be building new nests in February, and mating in January. That's only a bit more than a month away. Oh I hope my feathered Friends come back to nest here. I would so love to watch them, learn from them and share with them. My tree line is perfect. There is a stream, and plenty of small game. Oh I do hope they nest here this year."

Now, I kid you not, dear readers, it was at that very moment, a HUGE Red Tail Hawk appeared over the rooftop of my house and circled above my tree line for a good twenty minutes. I called my husband and son out to watch, telling them the story. My son ran in to get his friend.

"LOOK! That's Mommies Spirit Guide! She called him, and HE CAME!"

There are some Gifts, money just can't buy.


The Fat Lady Sings said...

Oh my dear - you are so right! Gifts come in many guises. It seems you are blessed with an abundance of them - rewarding work, a happy family, good friends. We too have resident hawks - not to mention an osprey, blue heron, hawk owl and oodles of vultures. Its bird of prey heaven back here. Hopefully all will continue making this their home. I love watching them track the dogs through the back yard – as if any of them could make off with a 75 pound hound!

Kelley Bell said...

Oooohhh! That sounds like my kind of paradise!
My feathers are rousing all over!

Someday, I shall make it a point to look you up, for a tour of your big back yard, if you would offer a welcome to a humble feathered friend, that is.

You once said you hail from Georiga. Are you familiar with a town called Sparta? My family once owned a plantation there.

Rain said...

Yes, and red tailed hawks are one of them.

fineartist said...

You've got some powerful magic Ms. Kelley Bell, mighty powerful.

xx, Lori

Kelley Bell said...

As do you. As do we all.

How are ya Lori? Any rainbows around you these days?

Betty said...

Awesome beyond words! This is what happens to people who are in touch with their true nature.


Barbee' said...

Excellent post! Enjoyed it immensely.
I have some bird related posts, also.
But, not as good as yours.

opit said...

My son gets crows - frequently.
I see lots of hawks - but more hawk droppings (moving hay bales).
Your post makes me smile. Life can be funny and make you wonder what is real.

fineartist said...

Rainbows, I'm anticipating their arrival any day now. I'll be ready for 'em when they come, you bet.

hugs you.