My husband was walking down a hallway whose windows over look the top branches of the cottonwood tree in our front yard. As he looked he stopped and took a good look as something large was perched in the top of the tree.
Can you identify what this is?
Oops, that is not what it was! This is someone else's little corgi. Isn't he cute! I like his fat little stomach.
It reminds me of a Theophany, January 6, which is the Blessing of the Water and marks the time in Jesus' life when he stepped into the Jordan River and St. John the Forerunner (Baptist) baptized Him, bringing the whole of the natural world back into communion/relationship with God.
It was in celebration of Theophany that a group from Taos met at a place on the Rio Grande river to Bless the Water. The priest from Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Santa Fe came and met us along with some friends from the church. As Father stepped into the edge of the water, the group gathered close to him and sang the Troparian of this Feast Day.
"When Thou O Lord was baptized in the Jordan, the worship of the Trinity was made manifest. The voice of the Father bore witness to thee, calling thee His Beloved Son, and the Spirit in the likeness of a dove made manifest the truth of His word. O Christ God, You have revealed Yourself and have enlighted the world, Glory to you!"
A Bald Eagle like the one pictured above (not the corgi!) landed in a tree on the other side of the river and watched as Father moved up and down the river blessing it. When we were through with the service everyone was very joyful. We moved towards our cars talking and laughing and the eagle flew with us and landed in a tree near us to see what we were doing. It was very sweet. In this instance the eagle was participating with us in this celebration of the Theophany. Glory to God!