Wednesday, June 25, 2008


...this time of the morning right before the cars and trucks begin. quiet in my own little peaceful and right. even though the padding of little feet has begun and i hear the faint notes of a glockenspiel being rung, i have not yet been found!
i wanted to write this before it faded into the soreness of my body from too much weeding and too little i came into the fields monday i was greeted by a sound i have come to look forward to. a slight and quick toning, bursts of music. this day the eagles came from the river and forest to grace the skies above the farm and fields, looking for any little delicacy left over from haying. they were swooping and diving, carrying their treasures far afield to where i assume the nests are, cradled high above in the tallest trees. at one time we counted 5 which is not a crowd by any means but lovely to see, flying low and graceful. usually they are near the river where we have counted up to 100 in a slow and meandering boat ride. but there they are usually sitting in the trees and it is a rare treat to see them so active in flight. one sat in the sun(hooray for That(the sun)seldom seen event!), in a newly formed mound of hay for over an hour while i weeded green beans just a half acre or so away. it was as if it felt as i had felt this past weekend, a simple desire to lay in the sun and dry my bones lately i have been feeling like a damp book with pages needing to be aired, and quick! anyway, it just sat quiet and unperturbed even as a small barn swallow dove and dove at it as if to remind it about the speed and agility even the smallest of us possess in light of the largeness of the world. as i finished this last long row i walked to get my camera so i could capture the event of an eagle sunning itself peacefully in a field of new hay.
you will not see that picture because off it flew as i came within yards of it but i am reminded that we all need to rest and enjoy the sun! simple.
so, go to it as that will be what i and my child will be doing on mamas day home from the farm.
off i go as i have been Found!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you all,

you have no idea how blessed i feel tonight. to have hung out with your son, dined on your food for dinner, and feel fulfilled on so many levels. thank you for your offerings. it may seem like nothing to you, but to me its so very much, to all of us.

speak to you when we get back into town and then i would love to watch R again.