That is the message I received today as I strolled through my much loved local park. As is usual for me I had my camera and my dog, and, as is also usual for me, I get my best insights when I have the camera to my eye. This park I frequent, Covington Park, is adjoining the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, a world renown birding site, so there's always a great chance rare birds can be seen in this dog friendly park next door. I was inviting whoever wanted to show up to pose for me as I walked along. I saw a Red Tail Hawk in the distance, too far away to photograph, but so thrilling to watch as it soared, dived and circled.
My dog and I slowly wended our way back to the parking lot enjoying the shade of the bare cottonwoods when I was urged to glance up. A beautiful Red Tail Hawk was gliding in to land right above me! It's glorious red tail was glowing like embers in the setting sun as it braced itself for landing. I had inadvertently wandered under the very tree in which it was building its nest. By the time I saw the hawk and snapped a couple of pictures it was too close to me for the lens I was using.
|Red Tail Hawk bringing in nesting material.|
|Mmmm...there's one stick poking me in the you-know-what....|
There was my message: when I send an invitation to the Universe stay awake for the the answer!
Getting the camera up and getting the picture would help, too. Of course, it wasn't lost on me that this is a good philosophy for most aspects of my life, too.
I'm linking this to Nature Notes at Michelle's Rambling Woods Blog.