Weekly Writing Challenge: Snapshots (II)

We spot the familiar reddish-brown-and-black plumage of a mature Cooper’s Hawk as it circles in the cloudless infinity of a blue summer sky, high, high above the milfoil-choked lake–a once-popular spot for kayakers and canoeists–that we are using to break in our new red canoe. We pause to watch as the raptor sight its prey, a fat carp that swims oblivious to any scrutiny just below the level of waters that shimmer with thousands of diamonds Continue reading