As I was getting out of the shower this morning I heard a loud thud. It sounded like something hit the dining room window. Upon investigating I noticed a smear on the glass, looked down and saw this little hawk on the ground.

The poor thing had smacked into the window and sat there stunned, looking around like it didn’t know what happened. As I started taking pictures, I was just praying that it didn’t have any broken parts. It kept looking up at me and I didn’t know quite what to do. Thoughts ran through my mind of quickly finding a wildlife refuge to call in case it couldn’t recover, but right after I took this image, it started walking around a bit. A couple of minutes later, looking back at me once more, it turned and flew off into a nearby pine tree. It was almost like he was saying, “I’m OK now.” I was so happy!

Fly free, little hawk, and thanks for letting me take your picture. I hope you don’t fly into any more windows. You might not be so lucky next time. Namaste’


Regina (Reggie) is a “flunked retirement” entrepreneur, co-author of the Art & Science of Recruiting, an award-winning photographic artist, and photo blogger.




Window in the Clouds

Soooooo hot today … 106 reading on the car on my way home from an appointment this afternoon.  I’m going to be a hospice volunteer and met with a wonderful woman today for my interview.  The first experience I’ve ever had with hospice was when my brother passed.  He only stayed in their inpatient facility for one night and passed the next morning, but they treated all of us with such grace, care and concern.  They made us feel like he was the most important person in the world.

So I’m going to do my best to live up to their mission of providing superior care to those I will be assisting.  End of life is such a sacred time.

The photo I took on my way home seems somehow appropriate for today.  To me it looks like a window in the clouds.  Could it be my window of opportunity to be of help to others? Namaste’

Shining Through

When I woke up this morning there was not a cloud that I could see.  Since about 10:30 a.m. we’ve had some pretty hefty thunderstorms.  I probably won’t complain about not having any rain for a while 🙂

WS loves bright blue skies and sunshine and I do, too, but some days I just like to have this for a change.  I think it provides a nice contrast and isn’t that what life’s about sometimes?Namaste’

Break in the Storm Clouds