Steps of Faith

Steps of Faith

Friday, December 27, 2013

Simply Amazing...

                                                                 (Borrowed Photo)

I am completely fascinated with Hawks.  The colors of a Red Tailed Hawk are absolutely gorgeous.  It amazes me at how great their vision is and how FAST they can scoop down and attack their prey.

Early this morning, I was walking out the back door.....preparing myself for the huge amount of TRASH that I was going to have to haul to road.....since today is Garbage Day!  Just as I was about to step onto the driveway, I see this big hawk, with a huge wing span......heading towards me.   If I had taken another quick step....we would have collided.  

The thing flew right into a hedge of shrubs that was located just to my right and I could hear it as it trailed down the thick foliage.   As I took a closer look, I could see an opening that looks as if this could be an established route that the Hawk makes on a daily basis!!!!

It was a beautiful sight and now I'm intrigued to find out what the thing is doing in those bushes.
Hopefully it's catching Breakfast AND ridding the area around our house....of unwanted little creatures.  


Hoping you all had the pleasure of enjoying a Beautiful Christmas......    I am a visual person and after seeing  "The Miracle of Christmas" in Branson this past November...    I know that the actual Birth of Jesus Christ was not as simple as it was in the play.   For me though,  it helped me capture in my heart, a nearness of the true meaning of Christmas.

Because of Christmas......Because God sent HIS only son to be born and yes, to later to die on the cross  (for me).....   I can have eternal life!

It is well with my soul.... 

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
                                                                                Isiah 9:6




Gail Dixon said...

I love raptors, too, Shug!! I hope he was after vermin, and not your birds. They like to hang out around feeders. One day I saw one in action, but thankfully he missed.

I hope you had a blessed Christmas. It's good to see a post from you. Happy New Year to you and yours if I don't see you again before 2014.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I was so blessed to see a Bald Eagle fly over our pond on Christmas morning as I was preparing our noon meal for company and family. He was alone and not flying so high that I couldn't see him, so I thought to myself that he was appearing just for me! :) It's not often I see one, so it is special when I do.

Hope your Christmas was wonderful! Best wishes to you and your family for a happy, healthy New Year!

Michelle said...

How wonderful that you met this creature today!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Hawks are beautiful and the Red-tailed Hawk is right up there with the best looking.I would guess that this bird was looking for a meal.

Ginny said...

Shug, your new header is fabulous as usual! And I love the newer pictures on your sidebar!!!! They are always just as good as the main part of your blog! The clock buried in snow, the sparrow paper art, the balloons. These images will stay in my mind for a long time. I wish you a happy and peaceful New Year!

Terri Buster said...

Wow- that was a close encounter!
I hope he is taking care of any furry little rat rodents in the yard- I watched mine the other day as he jumped down off the fence post and grabbed a field mice.

We're planning a trip to Branson this summer. One of these years I hope to make it up there in December.

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