Like magnets, these eagles come, to the sounds and smells and sights of summer haying, where meals wait beneath the crop. Earlier this summer, I snapped a few pics of them for the summer edition of God and Nature Magazine.




By Cheryl Grey Bostrom

​While rain delayed the hay cutting, voles proliferated and eaglets grew. Then, when baling cleared
the field, parent birds brought their youngsters, who watched and imitated their elder mentors.
​Ten baldies in all, hunting rodents—the younger ones panting from the day’s heat and effort.

​​“They neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.”
—Luke 12:24

​​“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
—Philippians 4:9

​“Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you

and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith.”
—Hebrews 13:7

Cheryl Grey Bostrom is a Pacific Northwest native, naturalist, photographer, and author of  SUGAR BIRDS, fiction Award of Merit winner in Christianity Today’s 2022 Book Awards. A former teacher and columnist, she lives with her husband and two irrepressible Gordon setters in rural Washington State.  


After the better part of a summer away, it’s good to be back with you, friends. Thanks for stopping by!

Watching Nature, Seeing Life: Through His Creation, God Speaks.


P.S. At a campsite in Oregon, I got news of THIS:

for my debut novel Sugar Birds.

Soli Deo gloria. 🧡

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Love the outdoors? I can take you there. Rural & wild PNW posts and photos from a naturalist, faith writer, and author of three books, including the award-winning novel Sugar Birds. Member of Redbud Writers Guild.

4 thoughts on “Mentors

  1. Thanks Cheryl for sharing your seeing and feelings of your thoughts on how our creator God manifests himself in all that he has created. What a delight to observe the family life of the birds

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