A Stillness and a Light

This morning there was a beautiful Sharp-shinned Hawk perched near our bird feeder. It’s the first one we’ve seen near our home and we were delighted that it stayed for a little while. After a local squirrel sounded the alarm and the smaller birds scattered, this “Sharpie” then flew off.

“Our everyday lives obscure a truth about existence – that at the heart of everything there lies a stillness and a light” – Lynn Thomson – Birding with Yeats.