After a wonderfully restful vacation on the shore of Lake Michigan, life seems especially vibrant again. On our last morning walk, we encountered a beautiful bald eagle flying up the shore right toward us. After he lighted in the top of a tree on the dune he paused briefly, then circled overhead a few times and flew further inland. It struck me that this was the second bald eagle I have seen this summer in the lower peninsula. About a month ago, while driving down a country road near my house, an eagle flew over my car and down the middle of the road in front of me before swerving off into a field. My friend and neighbor, Betsy, who passed away suddenly this summer, would say that animals speak. Native peoples have traditional meanings associated with various animal sightings. So, this leaves me wondering about the mystery of what these eagles could be saying to me.
There is a crispness in the air that reminds me of the ebb and flow of the seasons. Kids and teachers are back to school and the black birds are flocking together. Cool nights and misty mornings are what I’m noticing these days.
On this sunny breezy afternoon, our quarter horse, Greek, is grazing with the little goats helping them eat their pasture. He and Teddy, our donkey, have nibbled their area down to nothing and he was whinnying to me this morning at chore time to let me know the urgency of his need for more grass. It’s funny how an animal can communicate so effectively without even using words. They seem so tuned in to their needs. Being in nature helps me feel much more in touch with myself, too. There is a peace and calm that permeates my entire being when laying in the grass, gazing at the clouds or up at the moon and stars. I know that I am blessed beyond measure to live in such a place drenched with nature all around every day.
If your soul is in need of a good nature-drenching come out and join us here on the farm for some yoga with the baby boy goats. They are definitely ready to play and make your day!
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