Hello. I'm back.
I've spent most of July and August away from home this Summer. And, though I didn't necessarily intend it, I've been away from electronics as well.
Needless to say, we have had many adventures and a ton of fun, but it sure is nice to be back home.
While I was sitting here this morning, I looked over and noticed that this red-tailed hawk had come to visit.
I couldn't believe it. It's not every day that a red tailed hawk pays me a visit. They sometimes perch in the trees in the backyard. And I often hear them call from overhead or see them circling high above.
But I've never had one pull up and take a perch on my back porch only 20 yards or so from where I was sitting. It was a pretty special visit. When I googled the possible meaning of having a red-tailed hawk visit, I found some very interesting reading.
[Note: He and I looked at each other for about five minutes before I decided to commando-crawl to get the point-and-shoot camera and take this picture through the screen. He flew away when he heard the click...]
And so I'm going to sit here today and reflect a bit. Get re-acquainted with Audrey and my Breakfast at Tiffany's piece. Think about what that red hawk's visit might mean.
And I'm going to digest and process all of our adventures from the last month or so. To be honest, I just need time to sit, to stitch and to think.
While I was away, Jack turned 15 years old. And since I've had the luxury of spending so much time with him this Summer, many of my thoughts are about him. How much he's grown and matured.
[And did you notice? It was his 15th birthday and I snapped this picture while he was in gocart #15! I just love that...]
One of our goals for this Summer was to enjoy Jack as much as we could since next Summer it's likely that he'll be working. I think we accomplished that.
There's a lot going on inside his head at the young age of 15, and it's good to be around to hear what he's thinking.
Hello again everyone. I look forward to catching up...
And I hope you are well.