sightings. . .

by mulberryshoots

sammy the seal on new year's day, 2012

Yesterday was the first day of the new year, 2012. It was Sunday morning around 8:30 a.m. when George spotted the small seal sunning itself on a rock at low tide right outside the cottage. This is our third year here and until recently, we had not had many sightings of seals although our neighbors said they saw them often. [click on photos to enlarge!]

During Christmas week, on Monday and then again yesterday, red-tailed hawks were also sighted. While driving through the New Hampshire countryside yesterday, one flew alongside my car for awhile as though keeping me company.

red-tailed hawk, photo courtesy of Wikipedia

I am one of those who believe in and am interested in the symbolism of animals when they appear in one’s day. Here are a few interpretations of what the seal and red-tailed hawk mean that I found online:

“Seal means contentment. Seal’s medicine includes protection during change, dreaming and lucid dreaming, imagination, creativity, protection from danger, movement through emotions, the inner voice” (Ina Walcott.)

“The Hawk is known as a messenger, similar to the planet Mercury, for the hawk soars close to the Grandfather Sun, as does the planet. When you listen to the power of the Grandfather Sun or Wise Spirit that lives within, you are protected from all types of harm”(Divine Sparks.)

And last, my daughters gave me beautiful tulips for my birthday last Thursday, which we brought home and they are still looking so vibrant!

birthday tulips at home. . .