Sunday, June 26, 2016

Not Alone

As I began reading Red-tails In Love, the book that my friend Lisa sent me, I had no idea what to expect. It was on my TTD (things to do) list because it had been recommended by another friend who knows "how passionate I am about the Eagles."

Of course, if it wasn't for living in Virginia, my bird watching would not be what it is. It was while we lived there that I began to learn about some common backyard birds and their calls. Then, a few people at the gym I went to got me into a Bird Club. The Bird Club introduced me to hawk watching/migration counting on the Blue Rdige Parkway. It was that day in September when I participated in a migration count that I fell for raptors!

I have to be totally honest here. In Lisa's note that she sent, she told me she thought of me throughout the book. Reading her words made me smile and quite honestly, I thought she was merely being kind. That's how Lisa is.

However, as I read, it did remind me of me!! It was as if I was reading about myself and quite frequently became teary-eyed feeling proud that there was "someone else" that felt like I do.

And then, when I went to the presentation on "Falconry" and met MORE RAPTORS, one of the presenters who was about to introduce their Red-tail hawk, Patrick, began talking about Pale Male from Central Park!  I got goosebumps and chills because I knew who she was talking about.

From the dedication "for Joe" and the prologue right down to the sketches and documentation of other wildlife species, I was hooked. In fact, this unforgettable book seems to have made me love  "my passion" even more and when talking to people about it, I found that was not alone.

READ IT.


Read this book.


Read this book.


Read this book.


Read it...you'll love it!
(Besides, then I definitely will not be alone)




HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Baby Girl!

saying and sharing...

Shadow Shot Sunday

3 comments:

Ann said...

I'm sensing that I should read that book :)

Sandra said...

unless it is fiction and action and shootum up bang bang, i will not be reading the book. but glad you did and that you love it so much...

Gemma Wiseman said...

What a glorious post. Sounds like a very beautiful and sensitive read. Also, I must thank you for the wonderful note you left me on the Shadow Shot Sunday 2 blog. I felt very moved by your words.

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