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Props for the ‘Possum

Props: proper respect, recognition – Urban Dictionary I’ve never given the opossum a second thought unless it happened to scurry across my path in the approaching dusk. Ghostly, ghastly, pallid and grotesque, there were so many more colorful things in life...

I Glimpsed P.E. Joy

You may have been one of those people who excelled at sports (and if you were, I really do admire you), however, I was never among that elite group of fit, perky, energetic individuals that could kick &@!$% in their chosen field. For me, it was a series of...

Falcons, Friesians and Fashion – How Sublime!

It’s well-known in historical texts and artifacts that falconry has been practiced for over 3,000 years and possibly even longer as it pre-dates written records.  Places such as Arabia, China, Mongolia, Japan, Germany and Europe (to name a few), are rich in...

Don’t Be Discourage

Jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, had a great uncle who cut stone for a New Orleans cemetery. On a small stone, he engraved the words, “Don’t Be Discourage.” He ran out of room for the last D. However, Marsalis, who still has the stone, said he likes it that way, as it...

A Meaningful Life or the Pursuit of Happiness?

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances”. — Victor Frankl The above quote was written by a prominent psychiatrist and neurologist who was arrested and sent to a Nazi...

Breakthrough with Bellatrix

We picked up a beautiful passage hawk 12 days ago. A falconer and his wife who live south of us had trapped her and put out an alert in the falconry community to see if anyone was looking for a Red-tailed Hawk. My husband was! He had been trapping all month (with help...
The Flight of the Hawk

The Flight of the Hawk

The hawk is a symbol of vision, creativity, wisdom, observation, power and truth. The hawk soars freely above and as Warren beautifully described, “…there is hope for those of us who turn to the flight of the hawk and the truth of the light.” Evening...
Winter Hunt

Winter Hunt

A beautiful day in January with the hawks! Oz, a male Red-Tailed Hawk and Sadie, a large female both were lucky and caught a squirrel.  
Annual Falconry Event in Dahlonega, GA

Annual Falconry Event in Dahlonega, GA

It was a beautiful annual Georgia Falconry Association’s fall picnic in Dahlonega, Georgia. To see some beautiful red-tailed hawks and other birds of prey, be sure to stop by and meet the falconers and other visitors.  It’s a great opportunity to learn about...
Fly, Fly, Gracie

Fly, Fly, Gracie

My husband recently decided to let Gracie, his first red-tailed hawk, fly free. Only 20% of most hawks in the wild make it to maturity (due to many reasons including disease and poisoning from eating tainted rodents). A hawk that has an opportunity to be with a...