The area hawks were especially chatty today. If hawks don’t want you to hear them, you’ll never hear them. But today they wanted to be heard and were calling loudly for quite a while. I finally grabbed my camera and ventured out to see if I could spot them. Some days they play hide and seek, chattering from well within the trees so as to not be seen. Today, however, they seemed quite social, playing on the unseasonably warm breeze most of the day, soaring high above the tallest branches and conversing amongst themselves in the most joyful manners. They’re such powerful birds. I absolutely love seeing hawks play in the wind.
I followed the hawks as best I could for a while listening to their chatter and trying to snap pictures in between sips of coffee. The hawks weren’t the only creatures out making noise this beautiful day, though. As I walked I was greeted by another sound, the very distinctive, unmistakable buzz of bees. Now, I’m not afraid of bees, and I’m not allergic to bees, but to hear what sounds like a swarm as bees work over a tree is quite impressive….. in a “maybe I shouldn’t get too close” kind of way.
I believe there is beauty and peace within every day. Some days it’s hard to find, but some days….. Some days we get a personal invitation to glimpse some of the most amazingly beautiful yet absolutely ordinary moments anyone could hope to witness.
According to the calendar, there are still a few weeks left before spring. I think, perhaps, the birds and bees disagree, at least in this little corner of the world. Enjoy your week out there, and if you get a chance remember to look up.
“I know every bird of the mountains, And everything that moves in the field is Mine.” Psalm 50:11