When you stop to look closely you can see…..

Posted August 18th, 2013

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Look closely and you can see an eagle’s nest…..


Here’s the eagle….




August is the most heartbreaking month. It’s the time when cicadas call out warnings that the heat will follow us to school. It’s the time when I can see the edges of leaves become tinged with yellow and brown. It’s the time when the birds are too tired to call out a dawn greeting.

Over the last days of July and the first day of August, we spent some time with friends on their lake in Northern Wisconsin. We took a boat out one evening and paused before this giant tree to see an eagle’s nest the size of a small cabin. The eagle watched us as we watched the eagle. For a moment, I forgot about the heartbreaking silence of August.


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