This Year we have in Oz been experiencing lots of difficult weather but also news of personal heartaches continues to rise. Walking yesterday, I saw an eagle…………..but….
Australian eagles are different to eagle species in other parts of the globe but the same principles of soaring, catching, wind currents and gliding high in the sky are identical. I love watching eagles soar. Their sense of freedom and abundant life have always inspired me.
Yesterday, my encounter came a bit too close for comfort. I saw the eagle soaring and then was surprised when it began to swoop lower across the paddocks. I began to wonder if it was seeking for food and had babies in a nest, high on the nearby mountain.
It swooped lower and little Char-lee walking ahead of me did not know it was overhead until she saw its shadow on the roadway.
She looked up and barked once as if to say. “Go and find your dinner somewhere else.’
This wild bird circled us once more and then flew back and forth as if assessing who or what we were. Obviously the little dog passed muster and was not regarded as a fluffy rat or something edible and able to be picked up and transported to the eagle’s family.
I watched as she continued to swoop over the barren paddocks until finally she made a swoop. I do not know what it was but I felt confident her family would not be hungry that night.
We finished our walk but for a beautiful moment the refrain of a song I always loved flowed through my heart.
He has carried me on Eagle’s Wings. He will carry me through all my years.
Blessings to you this day.