As The Seasons Turn

There once was a time in my life when the seasons progressed from spring to summer to autumn to winter. The year passed and nature marched ever onward with unstoppable determination. I enjoyed each season’s approach, but after three months I had grown anxious for the next to arrive. That was then, this is now.

Now the seasons that I await are called by different names. Names like “courting” and “nesting”. I am just as excited to see them arrive but I always find myself a bit saddened by their conclusion. Each season is an adventure with its own thrills and wonders. They are a cycle of life experiences that I have the privilege of witnessing. The thermometer still fluctuates and the colors glide from young green to deep green to a frenzied kaleidoscope of colors to barren white, but within those changes another story unfolds.

The season is changing again. Our Bald Eagles have returned home from their typical late summer vacation. They had been away for several weeks. They had drifted off as a group of five but only Jim and Cindy have returned. Their three juveniles from this year’s nest are on their own. But that seems just fine to Jim and Cindy. They are getting that look in their eyes that means courting is about to begin. They are a bit ahead of schedule this year but then those other seasons seem to be running a bit early too. They are beginning to spend much more of their time together. Soon they will be inseparable. Soon they will begin their soaring ballet. Soon we will know if they are going to rebuild last year’s nest that was severely damaged by late June’s windstorm.

Again I find myself missing the season that was but anticipating the approaching season in which a new adventure will begin.

Lost in each other’s eyes.

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Published in: on September 5, 2012 at 4:25 am  Comments (8)  

8 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Many of our eagles have gone to the spawning grounds for their Fall break.

  2. Love is in the air. …literally.

  3. I love receiving these emails and updates on the Eagels, thank you for taking the time to pass them on. And I love the words you share with us. With all the things going on in this crazy world today, we need something up lifting to read and look at. These Eagels are my escape from the harshness of the real world.

    Thank you again.

    Have a great day..

    Mrs. J Gabbard

  4. Thank you for your kind words Janielle. I often remind myself that the eagles’ world is the real one. The human world is full of facades, smoke and mirrors which is why visiting their world brings peace and restores a proper perspective.

  5. So true Shane. And what a blessing to be able to watch their joy!

  6. Ours is a solitary pair and stay here all year except for those short retreats. Since we only have the one nesting pair they draw a lot of attention.

  7. I really enjoy your posts!! I look forward to knowing what is going on with the eagles in their lives. Thanks for the photos and posts!!

  8. Thank you Polly. They are really amazing and so inspirational!


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