An Unwelcome Interruption

An Unwelcome Interruption

Dear Readers: You may have noticed that there was no Red-tailed Hawk Story post last weekend. My deepest apologies – and even more so because there will be no post this weekend either. The truth is that most of you probably know more about what has been happening at the nest the last two weeks […]

“Find Me”: Red-shouldered Hawks

“Find Me”: Red-shouldered Hawks

Yesterday I told God, “I don’t know who You are anymore. If You want me to stay in this, You’re going to have to find me.” Well, that doesn’t sound like the words of a seeker, does it? And predictably, years of church teaching rose up in rebellion. I also felt that I should not […]

Thanksgiving Weekend Birding at Bond Lake

Thanksgiving Weekend Birding at Bond Lake

Since getting a decent camera this summer, I’ve gone birding at a number of places in the Triangle area of North Carolina…certainly not ALL of them. So far I’ve been to Crabtree Lake, Umstead Park, Durant Nature Preserve, Bond Lake, and Mason Farm Biological Reserve. Perhaps one of the most well-known is UNC’s Mason Farm […]

Not Traveling Through Eden

Not Traveling Through Eden

The older I get, I seem to become less wise (if I ever was), and less tolerant of foolishness. The irony of that doesn’t escape me. In my mind I’ve constructed a world where everyone does what they are supposed to do, where everyone is diligent and considerate, where you don’t have to hide that […]

An Interrupted Silence

An Interrupted Silence

Summer fell with no sound. Soon there were no more posts on the Red Flower Journal, and scribbling snippets of poetry on scraps of paper ceased. Conversations with God turned into a strain that not everyone would understand. Interactions with people deteriorated under the weight of the unknown. That which brings forth a voice from […]