a tuesday visit


Sitting quietly in the sunroom, girls in school, youngest boy still asleep, something large and moving caught my eye. I moved to the window and saw this massive hawk-bird staring at me. We knew there were a few of these hanging around the cul-de-sac, but I’ve never seen one this close. He hung out there for a few minutes, until my zoom lens clicked against the window pane and he spread his wings and flew quickly away. A short visit, but one I was oddly thankful for: Creation swooping down to say hello.

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  1. says

    “Creation swooping down to say hello.” I like that. The heavens declare the glory of God; the firmament shows His handiwork–but we have to look up at the heavens to see that glory. How very nice of God to place a bit of His grandeur right down on the cul-de-sac. And how very nice of you to capture an image of it and share it with us. Beautiful. Thank you.

  2. says

    i’ve lost a dear friend. as we are facing this loss, my thoughts wandered to your tuesday posts … finding gifts in places we never thought we could.

    that simple sentiment had me write a post about finding a gift in loss …

    thank you for these simple reminders. i’m hoping to help others remember them as well …

  3. says

    My favorite part of the week is Tuesdays Unwrapped. Your love for Jesus, your treasured family, and the adventures of life is so inspiring. I send my hugs of gratitude this day to you—my internet friend. Be blessed!

  4. says

    ooo… i love that hawk! my son would know just what kind! he is a bird lover, that one :)

    thanks for bringing tuesdays back… i think it is a necessity for my soul!

  5. says

    I too was looking forward to this. I am blessed reading through everyone’s posts. You show once again Emily, why you are so loved. To notice and capture and share something so extraordinary , while some would see it as ordinary.
    Thank you, and hope you are starting to adjust to the new routines.

  6. says

    Great shot! What a beautiful bird.

    The post I linked to here is one I wrote a week or so ago, but I made sure in today’s post (on my blog) to send all my readers over here for a little dose of optimism. :)

  7. says

    seeing your image reminds me of being pregnant with the third and watching my husband deploy (only for a few weeks, but it seemed monumental…and was.) husband drove away and girls looked in the grass and saw two little baby birds hopping in the grass getting ready to test their wings…
    this was my gift. the reminder of His words: “But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” Matthew 10:29b (New Living Translation)
    your image calls to mind another promise…one that i hope to encourage you with: “But the Lord stands beside me like a great warrior.” Jeremiah 20:11a

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